Marquette Fiction home to award-winning author Tyler R. Tichelaar

Visit our sister sites

Children of Arthur logo
Children of Arthur

The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption
The Gothic

Superior Book Productions logo
Superior Book Productions

Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association
Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association

Marquette Fun and Facts

Tyler R. Tichelaar loves Marquette, its history and its people, and he loves to create fictional stories set within that historical setting. As a result, his readers often wonder What is Fact and What is Fiction?

The easy answer is that each of his novels includes a list of the fictional characters and a list of the historical people mentioned in the novels. All the settings and all the major events, from the founding of Marquette, to the fire of 1868 that destroyed the town, to the 1949 Centennial and 1999 Sesquicentennial Celebrations are real. Still, Tyler is amused when readers ask him which house the Hennings lived in since they are fictional, although he admits he envisioned them living in the Merritt House at 410 E. Ridge St.

On the following pages, Tyler sheds light on historical events with the Marquette Timeline, unravels the connections of his characters - they are all related to each other in some way through blood and marriage, no matter when they lived or what book they are in - in a collection of family trees, and he offers some insight into the creation and development of his fictional version of the real Marquette.

Enjoy exploring, discovering the history of Marquette, and imagining what it was like back then!


Haunted Marquette

Marquette's First Ghost

Marquette Famous Visitors & Residents Quiz

Marquette Fiction Character Family Trees

Marquette Fiction Personality Quizzes

Which Female Character Are You?

Which Male Character Are You?

Marquette History Quiz

Marquette Timeline

More U.P. Authors