Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc., 2011 ISBN: 978-0-87839-441-8
279 pages, soft cover, Retail price $14.95
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Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 978-0-87839-727-3
225 pages, soft cover, $14.95 retail

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Plover Landing

This sequel to “Eye of the Wolf” finds Melora St. James working to restore the piping plover, an endangered shorebird, to Lake Superior. When her former boyfriend Drew shows up, and they find a mysterious boy lost on the beach, the story takes a surprising turn. In helping the boy, Melora and Drew learn secrets about themselves, building community, and coming to terms with the past. Read more and see reviews.

Eye of the Wolf

Due to isolation and inbreeding, Isle Royale's wolves are dying out. The alpha wolves of the island's largest pack know what will save their pack -- they must escape from the island and mix their blood with other wolves. The only way to do this is by boat. They need the help of Drew Tamsen, a boat pilot for the island's resort. In luring him into supernatural bondage as a werewolf, the wolves put a kink in Drew's budding relationship with Melora St. James, a waitress. Melora tries to return Drew to his human state but must content with the scientists out to capture him, and a she-werewolf. The balance between survival and extinction for the wolves teeters back and forth. Will Melora succeed? Will the wolves survive? Read more and see reviews.


Going Coastal

Marie's short story, "Water Witch" is included in this anthology of Lake Superior-inspired short stories, which won honorable mention for fiction from the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards for 2017. Like the horizon blurs between sky and water, reality and fantasy merge in these tales of human struggle on the edge of one of the world’s largest lakes. If you like lighthouses, ships, beaches, ghosts, road trips up the shore, history, storms, agates, islands, family drama, and the mystical power of water, you’ll enjoy this book. Proceeds from sales support Lake Superior Writers, a nonprofit group that fosters the artistic development of writers and a vibrant literary arts community in northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Read more and see reviews.

Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc., 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68201-069-3
144 pages, soft cover, $12.95 retail
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​​Meander North

​​Bite-sized memories and adventures written on a weekly basis come together in Meander North, a blog-memoir by Minnesota author Marie Zhuikov. Collected over nine years on Zhuikov’s “Marie’s Meanderings” blog, the 51 quirky essays are arranged by season, from an insider’s view of Duluth’s Christmas City of the North Parade, a spring cleaning trip to the local dump, a gleeful summer morning paddleboard on a cabin lake, to a meditative fall walk on woodland trail. The book finishes with other topics such as, “Brushes with Fame,” where Zhuikov describes close calls and meetings with famous (and not so famous) people, and “Bookish Adventures,” which detail her literary leanings and incidents that have occurred during book signings for her previous novels.

Meander North is a celebration of Minnesota, its seasons and traditions. Read more and see reviews.

Nodin Press, 2022
205 pages, soft cover, $19.95 retail
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