Author of My Marquette, The Marquette Trilogy, Haunted Marquette, etc.
Presentation Title: “Researching Your Book History, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Local”
When: November 7th, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Admission is free.
Where: Lydia M. Olson Library, NMU campus
Being historically accurate is of primary importance when writing history and historical fiction. In this presentation, local author Tyler Tichelaar will teach you how to:
- Avoid the biggest pitfalls of authors writing about history
- Protect your book from inaccuracies
- Find primary and secondary sources
- Separate the wheat from the chaff in terms of real versus fake history
- Develop processes for organizing your research
- Document your sources properly
- Connect with experts in your field who can help you
- Find valuable UP-related sources if writing about local history
- Offer tips for doing research online
You will leave knowing how to make history come alive for your readers, while not letting a good story get in the way of the facts.
About the Author
Tyler R. Tichelaar is a seventh generation Marquette resident. He holds a PhD in Literature from Western Michigan University and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in English from Northern Michigan University. An avid interest in U.P. history and genealogy led him to writing U.P. historical fiction and nonfiction. Today, he is considered a local expert on Marquette history.
Tyler published his first novel, Iron Pioneers: The Marquette Trilogy, Book One, in 2006. In 2009, he won first place in the historical fiction category in the Reader Views Literary Awards for his novel Narrow Lives. Since 2010, he has sponsored the Tyler R. Tichelaar Historical Fiction Award through Reader Views. In 2011, Tyler was awarded the Marquette County Outstanding Writer Award, and the Barb Kelly Award for Historical Preservation for his efforts to promote Marquette history. His current project is a biography of Ojibwa Chief Charles Kawbawgam, to be published in 2020. Learn more at www.MarquetteFiction.com
About the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)
The UPPAA was founded in 1998 as a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation with the goal of educating and empowering authors of the U.P. Among its outreach programs are a Speaker’s Bureau, a contest for young writers (grades 5 to 12), and an annual journal The U.P. Reader.