Here are some fantastic places to find Walloon Writers Review and dive in to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula! Check back again soon, the list keeps growing!

McLean & Eakin – Petoskey

Between the Covers – Harbor Springs

Horizon Books – Traverse City

Snowbound Books – Marquette

Bay Books – Suttons Bay

Adams McAdams – Central Lake

Island Books – Mackinac Island

Parallel 45 Books & Gifts – Alpena

The Bookman – Grand Haven

Reader’s World – Holland

Out of the area? Please consider choosing Bookshop.org and selecting your favorite independent bookstore, BarnesandNoble.com or Amazon.com!

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Stop in while you are exploring magical Marquette in the Upper Peninsula – pick up a copy of Walloon Writers Review – and enjoy the UP stories and contributors including Milton J. Bates, Lisa Fosmo, Elizabeth J. Bates, former yooper Michele Austin, as well as a host of Mackinac Island writers such as Marsha Jane Orr, Philip Rice, James P. Lenfestey, and more.


Congratulations to Tom Conlan on the release of his new book!

Order your copy from http://www.legacybookpress.com

Tom Conlan

Tom Conlan lives, writes, and tends his modest grapevines on a small farm in the highlands of northern Michigan. His prose and poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, as well as Michigan Trout Magazine. His lyrical memoir My Journey Begins Where the Road Ends… was released in June 2017 (Mission Point Press, Amazon.). Tom attended the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a Master of Science from the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California.

You can follow Tom at www.thomasfordconlan.com.


A15 Publishing is pleased to announce the publication and release of their newest title, Kilroy Was Here, written by author and former Army officer, Brett Allen of Ada, Michigan.

The novel, Kilroy Was Here, is a war satire set on and around a remote military base in 2009 Afghanistan and offers a rare glimpse at side of war rarely seen in today’s media. The story follows the deployment of Captain Jared Rye, a young Cavalry Officer, as he navigates the absurdities of an aging war and struggles to find meaning in his own experiences.   

Kilroy Was Here can currently be purchased on Amazon:

A15 Publishing is a combat veteran owned and operated publishing house, specializing in publishing veteran authors and those who serve since 2015. More great titles can be found on their website: https://www.a15publishing.com/

Author Brett Allen is a Michigan native, originally of Fremont, Michigan. Brett is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he participated in the MSU ROTC programming before commissioning as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army. Brett served as a member of 3-71 Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Brett is a contributor to Walloon Writers Review. His story, Pine River Raid was published in Walloon Writers Review Fourth Edition. Congratulations!


Charles Rammelkamp is Prose Editor for BrickHouse Books in Baltimore, where he lives, and he is the Reviews Editor for The Adirondack Review. For ten years he edited The Potomac, an online literary journal – http://thepotomacjournal.com . His photographs, poetry, fiction and reviews have appeared in many literary journals. His latest books include a collection of poems called Mata Hari: Eye of the Day (Apprentice House, Loyola University), and another poetry collection, American Zeitgeist, poems about the life and times of William Jennings Bryan, also published by Apprentice House, as well as several poetry chapbooks – Jack Tar’s Lady Parts (Main Street rag Publishing) and Me and Sal Paradise (FutureCycle Press). He is the author of a novel (The Secretkeepers, Red Hen Press), two collections of short fiction (A Better Tomorrow, PublishAmerica, Castleman in the Academy, March Street Press), two other full-length collections of poetry (The Book of Life, March Street Press, Fusen Bakudan, Time Being Books).  Two full-length collections are forthcoming from Apprentice House – Catastroika – and Kelsay Books – Ugler Lee.

Charles Rammelkamp is a frequent photography contributor to Walloon Writers Review!


Walloon Writers Review Fifth Edition photography contributors have such an incredible eye for Northern Michigan and the UP! Here is a sneak peak at some of the photography included in our Fifth Edition. Please note that these photographs are offered for enjoyment – please do not copy, download, alter or distribute. Each photo is copyrighted to the individual photographer. For information, please email editor@walloonwriters.com.

Kelly Kazmierski

Copyright Kelly Tingle Kazmierski
Northern Lights Copyright 2019 Kelly Tingle Kazmierski

Charles Rammelkamp

Copyright 2019 Charles Rammelkamp
Impressionism Copyright 2019 Charles Rammelkamp

Melissa Seitz

Copyright 2019 Melissa Seitz
Sunrise Brockway Mountain Copyright 2019 Melissa Seitz

Taylor Tucker

Copyright 2019 Taylor Tucker
Flag Point Copyright 2019 Taylor Tucker

Updates From Our Contributors!

February, 2020

Edy Stoughton

From Edy Stoughton (author of “Mud Season”, Walloon Writers Review Fifth Edition) has announced that she has a new piece, titled “Thank You For Your Service”, recently published in Indelible Ink, a literary national website, part of Medium.com. The link is: https://medium.com:indelible-ink:thank-you-for-your-service-2d8bee6c2ecd. Congratulations, Edy!

Carol Oberg

Upper Peninsula writer Carol Oberg (Fourth Edition poetry contributor) has released a new book of poetry titled Crawling Down the Alley to Easy Street! The link to Clare Songbirds Publishing House for more information and to purchase a copy is: https://www.claresongbirdspub.com/featured-authors/carol-oberg Bravo, Carol!

Read stories and poetry inspired by Northern Michigan & the UP, and enjoy beautiful nature photography, like this cover photo by Higgins Lake photographer, Melissa Seitz!
Sandi Beaudoin, Beaudoin Photography BDMC Art

Thanks to our publishing partner,  Mission Point Press for helping Walloon Writer Review grow!  Now 103 pages, perfect bound and distributed through MPP or Ingram, booksellers, libraries, schools and more can order directly!

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For authors seeking a traditional route to publishing, we offer an in-depth query service to agencies. We also employ award-winning, traditionally published authors for those who need coaching or ghost writing.

MISSION POINT PRESS, based in Traverse City, Michigan, is a hybrid publisher, meaning that we publish our own books under the Mission Point Press imprint, as well as the authors who work with us. Self-publishing can be lonely and overwhelming, but with Mission Point Press, you are part of an honest and experienced team and your book will be a part of our catalog of best-sellers.