The twenty-eight works in this first annual volume take readers on a U.P. Road Trip from the Mackinac Bridge to Menominee. Every page is rich with descriptions of the characters and culture that make the Upper Peninsula worth living in and writing about.
Whether you're a native Yooper or just wish you were, you'll love U.P. Reader and want to share it with all your Yooper family and friends.
-U.P. Reader offers a wonderful mix of storytelling, poetry, and Yooper culture. Here's to many future volumes!-
-- Sonny Longtine, author of Murder in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
-Share in the bounty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula with those who love it most. The U.P. Reader has something for everyone. Congratulations to my writer and poet peers for a job well done.-
-- Gretchen Preston, Vice President, Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association
-As readers embark upon this storied landscape, they learn that the people of Michigan's Upper Peninsula offer a unique voice, a tribute to a timeless place too long silent.-
-- Sue Harrison, international bestselling author of Mother Earth Father Sky
-I was amazed by the variety of voices in this volume. U.P. Reader offers a little of everything, from short stories to nature poetry, fantasy to reality, Yooper lore to humor. I look forward to the next issue.-
-- Jackie Stark, editor, Marquette Monthly
-Like the best of U.P. blizzards, U.P. Reader covers all of Upper Michigan in the variety of its offerings. A fine mix of nature, engaging characters, the supernatural, poetry, and much more.-
-- Karl Bohnak, TV 6 meteorologist and author of So Cold a Sky: Upper Michigan Weather Stories
Learn more at www.UPReader.org
Mikel B. Classen has been writing about northern Michigan in newspapers and magazines for over thirty-five years, creating feature articles about the history, travel, outdoors, and culture of Michigan's North Country. A journalist, historian, photographer, and author with a fascination of the world around him, he enjoys researching and writing about lost stories from the past. Classen makes his home in the oldest city in Michigan, the historic Sault Ste. Marie. He is also a collector of out-of-print history books, historical photographs, and prints of Upper Michigan. At Northern Michigan University, he studied English, history, journalism and photography. He lives with his wife, Mary L. Underwood, and his Labrador retriever, Grand Sable Dune. His book, Au Sable Point Lighthouse, Beacon on Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast, was published in 2014 and his book, Teddy Roosevelt and the Marquette Libel Trial, was published in 2015, both by the History Press. He has two books of fiction called Lake Superior Tales and Journeys into the Macabre, both published by NetBound Books. To learn more about Mikel B. Classen and to see more of his work, check out his website http: //www.mikelclassen.com.