Creating a Local Historical Book: Fiction and Non-Fiction Genres

Creating a Local Historical Book: Fiction and Non-Fiction Genres

by Tyler R. Tichelaar
     
 

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Does Your City or Region Have a Fascinating Story that needs to be told before it's forgotten?

Yes, it does, and you can be the person to write it!

In this short text, Tyler Tichelaar, author of My Marquette and The Marquette Trilogy, talks in a conversational format about how he became interested in writing both local

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Does Your City or Region Have a Fascinating Story that needs to be told before it's forgotten?

Yes, it does, and you can be the person to write it!

In this short text, Tyler Tichelaar, author of My Marquette and The Marquette Trilogy, talks in a conversational format about how he became interested in writing both local history and regional and historical fiction and his research and writing process to bring his books to fruition.

Readers of "Creating a Local Historical Book" will learn:

  • What kind of research is required
  • What counts as research
  • Where to do research
  • How to organize that research into a book
  • How not to go overboard with details
  • Finding images and gaining usage permission
  • How to make your book stand out from others
  • Tips on marketing your history book

Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and seventh generation Marquette resident, was raised on tales of his hometown's past. His other interests include literary studies ranging from King Arthur to Gothic texts. He is also a professional editor and writing coach who has guided dozens of authors through the treacherous seas of composition.

"Our committee would like to honor Tyler with this award in honor of his meticulous research, his enlightened and personal testimony about Marquette and his educational contributions to the preservation of Marquette's history."

--The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee, presenting Tyler with the Barbara H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award

"Tyler Tichelaar speaks from the heart about his love affair with the town of his birth. Join him on a nostalgic tour of one of the great small cities of America."

--Karl Bohnak, author of So Cold a Sky: Upper Michigan Weather Stories

Learn more at www.MarquetteFiction.com

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From the Publisher
"Our committee would like to honor Tyler with this award in honor of his meticulous research, his enlightened and personal testimony about Marquette and his educational contributions to the preservation of Marquette's history."
--The Marquette Beautifi cation & Restoration Committee, presenting Tyler with the Barbara H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award

"Tyler Tichelaar speaks from the heart about his love aff air with the town of his birth. Join him on a nostalgic tour of one of the great small cities of America."
--Karl Bohnak, author of So Cold a Sky: Upper Michigan Weather Stories

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615991785
Publisher:
Loving Healing Press
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
42
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.09(d)

Meet the Author

Tyler R. Tichelaar is a seventh generation resident of Marquette, Michigan. Since age eight he wanted to be a writer, and at age sixteen, he began writing his first novel, which years later was published as "The Only Thing That Lasts."
Tyler has a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University, and Bachelor and Master's Degrees in English from Northern Michigan University. He is the current President of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. He is the owner of his own publishing company, Marquette Fiction, and of Superior Book Productions, a professional book review, editing, and proofreading service.
In 2009, Tyler was awarded the Best Historical Fiction Award in the Reader Views Literary Awards for his novel Narrow Lives. He has since gone on to sponsor that award. In 2011, he received the Barb H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award from the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee for his book My Marquette and he received the Marquette County Arts Award that same year for an "Outstanding Writer."
Besides writing about Upper Michigan, Tyler has always been interested in the supernatural and the Gothic. In 2012, he published "The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption"-a study of Gothic literature from 1794 to the present day. He has also written Spirit of the North: a paranormal romance, a historical fiction novel with a ghost in its storyline; and a series of novels about King Arthur, beginning with Arthur's Legacy, which include many Gothic elements, including an appearance by Dracula in the fourth novel, Lilith's Love. He is currently working on writing Haunted Marquette.
Tyler's many other books include" The Marquette Trilogy", "The Best Place", "Creating a Local Historical Book", "Willpower: An Original Play about Marquette's Ossified Man", and "King Arthur's Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition."
In addition, Tyler has been the President of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association since 2008, is the former guest co-host of the Authors Access Internet Radio Show (2007-2012), and the book reviewer for the magazine Marquette Monthly.
Today, Tyler continues to live in Marquette, where the roar of Lake Superior, mountains of snow, and sandstone architecture inspire his writing. He has many future books in the planning.
Visit Tyler at his websites:
www.MarquetteFiction.com www.ChildrenofArthur.com www.GothicWanderer.com

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