Tyler R. Tichelaar, 7th generation Marquette, Michigan resident, spent thousands of hours researching and writing his books, including "The Marquette Trilogy" (composed of "Iron Pioneers," "The Queen City," and "Superior Heritage"), two stand-alone novels, "Narrow Lives" which won the 2009 Reader Views Literary Award for best historical fiction, and "The Only Thing That Lasts." He has most recently published a non-fiction history/tour/memoir "My Marquette: Explore the Queen City of the North-Its History, People, and Places." Tyler has a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University, and Bachelor and Masterís Degrees 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 co-author with the regular hosts, Victor Volkman and Irene Watson of "Authors Access: 30 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers." Tyler is is the current President of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association, and he is the owner of Marquette Fiction and Superior Book Promotions, a full service editing, proofreading, and book review service. His family's long relationship with Upper Michigan and his avid interest in genealogy inspired him to write his series of novels. He hopes his writing stimulates others to seek out and gain strength from their own family stories.
In addition, his next book "King Arthur's Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition" will be released in late 2010 and is a precursor to publishing his upcoming novel "King Arthur's Legacy." More information about his writings on the Arthurian legend can be found at www.ChildrenofArthur.com†