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 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

From Modern History Press

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015587593
Publisher: Modern History Press
Publication date: 10/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 38
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Tyler R. Tichelaar is a seventh generation Marquette, Michigan resident. Since age eight he wanted to be a writer. Influenced by stories his grandfather and other family members told him, at age thirteen he wrote his first historical story set in Upper Michigan and at age sixteen, he began writing his first local historical novel.

Tyler has a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University, and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from Northern Michigan University. Tyler is the regular guest host of Authors Access Internet Radio and 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 Promotions, a professional
book review, editing, and proofreading service.

Tyler spent thousands of hours researching and writing The Marquette Trilogy: Iron Pioneers, The Queen City, and Superior Heritage, which tell the story of Marquette, Michigan’s history in fiction from 1849-1999.

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 local history book My Marquette: Explore the Queen City of the North, and he received the Marquette
County Arts Award that same year for an “Outstanding Writer.” Tyler’s additional regional and historical fiction titles include The Only Thing That Lasts and Spirit of the North: a paranormal romance. Tyler has also published the scholarly works The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption, Gothic Fiction 1794-Present and King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition, the latter being a precursor to a series of novels about King Arthur he is currently working on.

Tyler lives in Marquette, Michigan where the roar of Lake Superior, mountains of snow, and sandstone architecture inspire his writing. He has many future books in the planning.

You can visit Tyler at his various websites:

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