Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., has been in love with the Arthurian legend since he first read The Boy’s King Arthur by Sidney Lanier with N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations, and he credits Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon with making him realize the potential for writing new versions of the legend.
Although Tyler considers himself a novelist first and a scholar second, he wrote his Master’s Thesis on the Arthurian legend as a way to accomplish the research necessary for the Arthurian novel he was simultaneously writing. A chapter of his Master’s Thesis was published as “Creating King Arthur’s Children: A Trend in Modern Fiction” in the Spring 1999 issue of Arthuriana.
In January 2011, an expanded and revised version of his initial M.A. Thesis was published by Modern History Press as King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition. He is currently preparing to publish in the summer of 2014 Arthur’s Legacy, the first novel in the Children of Arthur series, which will trace King Arthur’s descendants throughout history with stunning results.
www.ChildrenofArthur.com – King Arthur’s World in Fact & Fiction, a website devoted to all things Arthurian, and especially King Arthur’s Descendants, in Blood & Spirit, and Tyler R. Tichelaar’s Arthurian novels and scholarly books about the Arthurian legend, including King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition
www.GothicWanderer.com – A site devoted to Tyler’s book The Gothic Wanderer: From Transgression to Redemption, Gothic Fiction 1794-present, and to studying the influence of Gothic literature upon contemporary topics.
www.MarquetteFiction.com – Home to Tyler’s Marquette Trilogy and other novels and history books about Upper Michigan and Marquette, Michigan, the Queen City of the North.
www.SuperiorBookPromotions.com – Tyler R. Tichelaar’s full-service editing, proofreading, and book review service