Tales about the authors
MARQUETTE — The following three authors have books written about ghost stories and supernatural experiences around the Upper Peninsula. The authors interviewed people who were willing to share personal experiences and other tales.
By digging into historical documents, death certificates, lighthouse logs, and so forth, the writers each compiled research to share another layer of a world that’s often surprising.
≤ Jennifer Billock’s “Ghosts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula” was released by Arcadia Publishing earlier this month. Consisting of some of northern Michigan’s most chilling ghost stories, Billock recounts several tales of the spectral heritage in the U.P.
Billock is a freelance travel, food and history writer and editor, with work published in Smithsonian magazine, The New York Times, Playboy and National Geographic.
Billock is the owner of Jennifer Billock Creative Services, which offers editing, writing, and layout design services to publications, websites and businesses. She’s also a writing and freelance business coach for non-fiction writers.
Originally from the northern Chicago area, Billock resides in southeast Wisconsin and visits the U.P. frequently. For more information, visit www.jenniferbillock.com
≤ Frederick Stonehouse is a local lecturer, historian and city commissioner who has authored over 30 books on maritime history, many of them focusing on the Great Lakes. “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “Great Lakes Lighthouse Tales” are regional best sellers. He also authored a “Haunted Lakes” series which includes stories ranging from ghost ships, lighthouses, underwater spirits, and more.
His articles have been published in Lake Superior Magazine and Wreck and Rescue Journal, as well as others. He is president of the board of the Marquette Maritime Museum, member and past president of the National Board of Directors of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, a former member of the Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board and past vice chair of the Michigan Ports Collaborative. Stonehouse lives in Marquette with his wife.
More information is available at www.frederickstonehouse.com
≤ Tyler R. Tichelaar recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of his self-published book “Haunted Marquette: Ghost Stories from the Queen City,” which delves into famous ghost stories and hauntings in Marquette.
Tichelaar spent years collecting tales of the many ghosts who allegedly haunt cemeteries, churches, businesses, hotels and homes in the Queen City.
A seventh-generation Marquette resident, Tichelaar has a Ph.D. in literature and owns Marquette Fiction, his own publishing company and Superior Book Productions, a professional editing, proofreading, book layout, and website design and maintenance service. Tichelaar is also the current president of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association.
More information can be found at www.marquettefiction.com.