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

Modern History Press
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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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    About the author

     Tyler R. Tichelaar holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University, and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in English from Northern Michigan University. He has lectured on writing and literature at Clemson University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of London.

    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 (www.MarquetteFiction.com) and Superior Book Promotions (www.SuperiorBookPromotions.com), a professional book review, editing, and proofreading service. 

    Tichelaar is the author of numerous historical novels, including The Marquette Trilogy (composed of Iron PioneersThe Queen City, and Superior Heritage) the award-winning Narrow Lives, and Spirit of the North: a paranormal romance. His other scholarly works include King Arthur’s Children: a Study in Fiction and Tradition. He is currently working on an Arthurian historical fantasy series, beginning with King Arthur’s Legacy, in which he intends to weave many Gothic elements. For updates on Tyler R. Tichelaar’s Arthurian novels, visit www.ChildrenofArthur.com.

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    Publisher
    Modern History Press
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    Published on
    Dec 31, 2012
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    Pages
    44
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    ISBN
    9781615991792
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    History / Historiography
    Language Arts & Disciplines / Authorship
    Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
    Language Arts & Disciplines / Rhetoric
    Reference / Writing Skills
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    Tyler R. Tichelaar
    The Gothic Wanderer Rises Eternal in Popular Literature
    From the horrors of sixteenth century Italian castles to twenty-first century plagues, from the French Revolution to the liberation of Libya, Tyler R. Tichelaar takes readers on far more than a journey through literary history. The Gothic Wanderer is an exploration of man's deepest fears, his eff orts to rise above them for the last two centuries, and how he may be on the brink finally of succeeding.

    Tichelaar examines the figure of the Gothic wanderer in such well-known Gothic novels as The Mysteries of UdolphoFrankenstein, and Dracula, as well as lesser known works like Fanny Burney's The Wanderer, Mary Shelley's The Last Man, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Zanoni. He also finds surprising Gothic elements in classics like Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes. From Matthew Lewis' The Monk to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, Tichelaar explores a literary tradition whose characters refl ect our greatest fears and deepest hopes. Readers will find here the revelation that not only are we all Gothic wanderers--but we are so only by our own choosing.

    Acclaim for The Gothic Wanderer
    "The Gothic Wanderer shows us the importance of its title figure in helping us to see our own imperfections and our own sometimes contradictory yearnings to be both unique and yet a part of a society. The reader is in for an insightful treat."
    --Diana DeLuca, Ph.D. and author of Extraordinary Things

    "Make no mistake about it, The Gothic Wanderer is an important, well researched and comprehensive treatise on some of the world's finest literature."
    --Michael Willey, author of Ojisan Zanoni 
    Tyler R. Tichelaar
    Did you know King Arthur had many other children besides Mordred?
    Depending on which version of the legend you read, he had both sons and daughters, some of whom even survived him. From the ancient tale of Gwydre, the son who was gored to death by a boar, to Scottish traditions of Mordredas a beloved king, Tyler R. Tichelaar has studied all the references to King Arthur's children to show how they shed light upon a legend that has intrigued us for fifteen centuries.
    "King Arthur's Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition" is the first full-length analysis of every known treatment of King Arthur's children, from Welsh legends and French romances, to Scottish genealogies and modern novels by such authors as Parke Godwin, Stephen Lawhead, Debra Kemp, and Elizabeth Wein. "King Arthur's Children" explores an often overlooked theme in Arthurian literature and reveals King Arthur's bloodline may still exist today. 

    Arthurian Authors Praise "King Arthur's Children"

    "Author Tyler R. Tichelaar has performed impeccable research into the Arthurian legend, finding neglected details in early sources and reigniting their significance. Great brainstorming fun! I am proud to add this to my personal collection of Arthurian non-fiction."
    --Debra Kemp, author of The House of Pendragon series 

    "Tyler R. Tichelaar's in-depth analysis of the plausibility of King Arthur's children reaffirms the importance the King Arthur legacy continues to have for society and the need of people all over the world to be able to connect to and believe in King Arthur and Camelot."
    --Cheryl Carpinello, author of Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend

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