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About the Author

Tyler R. Tichelaar, 7th generation Marquette resident, spent thousands of hours researching and writing The Marquette Trilogy: Iron Pioneers, The Queen City, and Superior Heritage. Tyler has a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University, and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from Northern Michigan University. He has lectured on writing and literature at Clemson University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of London. Tyler is the regular guest host of Authors Access Internet Radio and the President of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. He is the owner of Marquette Fiction and Superior Book Productions, a professional book review, editing, and proofreading service. Tyler lives in Marquette, Michigan where the roar of Lake Superior, mountains of snow, and sandstone architecture inspire his writing.

Tyler's Writing Career

1982 - Publishes poem in The Mining Journal at age 11
1985 - Short story "The Ghost of Stonegate Woods" on Public Radio
1986 - "The Ghost of Stonegate Woods" video Upper Michigan Today
1987 - Begins first novel The Only Thing That Lasts
1987 - "The Blizzard of Oz" published in Oziana 1987.
1988 - Receives Honorable Mention in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival
1994 - Receives Ronald Kapp award for article in Michigan Academician
1995 - M.A. Thesis King Arthur's Children in Fiction and Tradition
1999 - Publishes article in Arthuriana
1999 - Begins writing The Marquette Trilogy
2000 - Doctoral Dissertation The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption
2000 - Presents paper at Edward Bulwer-Lytton Conference--Univ. of London
2005 - Establishes MARQUETTE FICTION
2006 - Iron Pioneers, The Marquette Trilogy: Book One is published (February)
2006 - The Queen City, The Marquette Trilogy: Book Two is published (August)
2007 - Interviewed on Authors Access Internet Radio (March).
2007 - Becomes regular Guest co-Host on Authors Access Internet Radio (June)
2007 - Superior Heritage, The Marquette Trilogy: Book Three is published (April)
2007 - Establishes SUPERIOR BOOK PROMOTIONS/MQT Reviews, a division
          of Marquette Fiction, a full editing, proofreading, and book review service
2007 - Elected Vice-President of the Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors
          Association
2008 - Speaks at Bestseller Publishing Institute, Maui, Hawaii
2008 - Publishes Narrow Lives, his fourth novel, is published(April)
2008 - Becomes President of the Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association (June)
2008 - Co-editor with Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman of Authors Access: 30 Success
          Secrets for Authors and Publishers
(November)
2009 - Narrow Lives wins First Place for Historical Fiction in the Reader Views Readers
          Choice Literary Awards (March)
2009 - The Only Thing That Lasts, his fifth novel, is published (March)
2010 - My Marquette is published (September)
2010 - Tyler's short story "Flannel Shirt" is published in the journal Recovering the Self and           nominated for a Pushcart Prize
2011 - King Arthur's Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition is published (January) and
          the website www.ChildrenofArthur.com is launched
2011 - May 2011 - Tyler receives the Barb H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award from the
          Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee for Preserving History
          through Writing, and Tyler receives the Outstanding Writer award from the
          Marquette County Arts Awards
2012 - publishes Spirit of the North: a paranormal romance(April)
2012 - publishes The Gothic Wanderer through Modern History Press (September) and the           website www.GothicWanderer.com is launched
2012 – publishes Creating a Local Historical Book: Fiction and Non-Fiction Genres through           Modern History Press (November)
2013 – publishes The Best Place, his seventh novel (June)
2014 - Superior Book Promotions merges with Storytellers' Friend to become Superior Book
          Productions
2014 - Tyler is accepted by the Library of Michigan for its database of Michigan Authors &           Illustrators

 

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