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This catalog lists books which were written by members of the Upper Peninsula Publisher’s & Author’s Association (UPPAA).  Any active member can submit their book data for the catalog at any time.  This includes any book you may have written, regardless of whether it concerns the U.P. or not.

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By Dennis Walikainen

Tracing the history of Guts Frisbee, the book also reflects the times: from a family beach game to an intense sport played for large prize monies, and a near death and rebirth. Guts Frisbee is back, better than ever, and this explains how we got here.

By Pat Winton

Farmed Out in Ontonagon County chronicles one man’s lifelong journey of hard knocks, hard work, persistence, forgiveness, and a strong belief in the Almighty.

By Johnny Storm

The book is for the young and for the young at heart and rhymes from start to finish. Natural beauty is everywhere in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and summer fun seems to never end!

Legacy of an Immigrant: Four Generations of Flying

By Maria Vezzetti Matson

A first-class read about international and Michigan aviation history and the human elements of love, loss, and grief.

Comic Tones in Science Fiction

By Donald M. Hassler

Comic Tones in Science Fiction: The Art of Compromise with Nature (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy)

One of Them

By Kelsey Matthews

This novel is an urban fantasy set in the town of Marquette, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and beyond. Follow the story of 17-year-old Robert Donoghue as he discovers his powers and fights for his city and the world.

My Journey Begins Where the Road Ends

By Thomas Ford Conlan

Conlan’s poignant memoir, with reflections upon the vital role nature plays in all our lives, will resonate with readers of all ages.

Gentle Spirits

By Thomas Ford Conlan

Journey with Samuel and Angelique and experience the grace of dolphins and wild horses on Cumberland Island; birds, dogs, butterflies, brook trout, and grapevines in Northern Michigan; trout-fishing in Spearfish Canyon; dogs and sheep on a Montana ranch; breathtaking duck migrations in the Canadian Provinces - and majestic hawks and a mountain bluebird on Bear Butte.

Lake Effect. Life is Short. Drink the Good Scotch First!

By DJ Williams

Forty essays with a U.P. theme, most in celebration of our fair peninsula and our adventures in enjoying it through all four seasons. And other subjects.

Verrazzano's Voyages: His Story in a Story

By Maria Vezzetti Matson

Discover for yourself what happened back in 1524-five hundred years ago, with explorer Verrazzano along North America's eastern coast.

LESSON 1 - Leveraging Leadership in Everyday Life

By John VanDusen

21 Leadership Lessons from the classroom, locker room, and battlefield that can be put into practice in your everyday life.

The Blue Flame

By Nathan Shore

A searing tale of crime and corruption in the tight-knit world of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Garden Party

By Frances D. Maki, Sarah L. Smith

Author Frances D. Maki and illustrator Sarah L. Smith are Anishinaabe and Lakota sisters from L’Anse. "A Garden Party" is in Anishinaabemowin and English and tells the whimsical story of an enchanted party with rhyming, nature, and colorful pictures.

Odin's Eye: A Marquette Time Travel Novel

By Tyler Tichelaar

Travel back to Marquette's past and into its future in Tyler R. Tichelaar's new novel Odin's Eye: A Marquette Time Travel Novel. Meet historical people like Peter White and the Longyear family and discover how Marquette might have been different if certain events had gone differently.

The Great Seney Fire-A History of the Walsh Ditch Fire of 1976

By Greg Lusk

The fire began with a lightning strike that started a unique set of events in motion, resulting in the most destructive and costly fire in Michigan since 1908. You will read about the sheer magnitude of the "Great Seney Fire" and how it stands out as an example of cooperation and a remarkable team effort of federal and state agencies.

Oscar’s Noisy Dilemma

By Nikki Mitchell

Birthday parties are supposed to be fun, but for kids like Oscar, they can be pretty overwhelming. Swim along with Oscar as he navigates his first-ever birthday bash with a sensory overload.

The Unsolved Mysteries of Father Marquette's Many Graves

By Jennifer McGraw

The Unsolved Mysteries of Father Marquette's Many Graves discusses Marquette's life in the Great Lakes area, his death, and the multiple times his body has thought to have been discovered, dug up, and reburied.

Wild Bolts Electric

By Adam Dompierre

A tenacious private eye provokes the wrath of supernatural forces. Can he neutralize the threat before lives are lost?

Relative Sanity: Poems


An elegiac array of poems, with nostalgic themes of loss, longing, betrayal and forgiveness, Relative Sanity reflects on a lifetime in Michigan's north country. "This lovely collection is a kind of travel narrative by a writer who 'can never get enough sky.' In poem after poem, she travels the lands of heartache and joy with grace, clarity and wisdom." -- Jerry

A Yooper's Tale: Death by Wendigo

By Robert Hugh Williams

Robert Hugh Williams, a Second Ranger Battalion veteran and avid outdoorsman, has completed his new book “A Yooper's Tale: Death by Wendigo”: a captivating story of a band of friends that have their lives changed forever by a frightening creature of Native American lore, the Wendigo.

Vampire Grooms and Spectre Brides: The Marriage of French and British Gothic Literature, 1789-1897

By Tyler Tichelaar

Vampire Grooms and Spectre Brides explores how French and British Gothic authors continually influenced each other throughout the nineteenth-century in writing classics like A Tale of Two Cities, Rookwood, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Dracula.

North of Nelson, Volume I; Stories of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

By Hilton Everett Moore

Six gripping short stories set in the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will hold the reader spellbound as the various protagonists live, and sometimes perish, in this often harsh and rugged land. The mythical village of Nelson frames the life and plights of the various actors as they plunge headlong physically, psychologically, and metaphorically, into the treacherous waters

Nickel & Dime Your Way To Extra Dollars While Saving The Planet

By Richard P. Smith

How you can make money from can and bottle deposits that others don't want by doing what's best for the environment and economy at the same time.

Great Michigan Deer Tales, Book 8; Stories Behind Michigan's biggest Bucks

By Richard P. Smith

More great short stories about some of the biggest bucks bagged by hunters in Michigan. Lessons that can be learned about deer hunting from reading these stories can be applied to deer hunting anywhere!
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