Great Lakes Region Inspires New Books

booksFive Books for Deer Camp
Tim Murphy, the author of Flannel John’s Cookbooks for Guys, was originally inspired by a northern Michigan hunter. Murphy’s first book has now spawned 20 sequels in less than two years, including one “prepper” book. His latest releases include Flannel John’s Hunting Cabin Cookbook: Venison, Fowl & Wild Game; Flannel John’s Do-It-Yourself Jerky Cookbook: Meat, Fish, Fowl, Fruits and More; Flannel John’s Lazy Guy Cookbook: Slow Cooker, Crock Pot & Dutch Oven Recipes; Flannel John’s Bad Hunter Cookbook: Meatless Meals and Vegetarian Vittles; Flannel John’s Man Candy Cookbook: Bacon, Bacon, Bacon; and Flannel John’s Breakfast Cook: Comfort Food to Start the Day.

“The idea behind these books was [to offer] simple, good-tasting recipes guys can make fast because we’re lazy and we’re hungry,” Murphy said. “You can’t go to camp and expect to survive on just jerky, cheese and beer as some friends have tried. These new books will keep you well fed at camp, whether you fill that tag or not.”

“The Hunting Cabin Cookbook has dozens of venison recipes, ranging from burgers, steaks and jerky to chili, meatloaf, chops and hash. The Lazy Guy Cookbook may not be fast, but it is low maintenance—just throw the ingredients in a slow cooker in the morning and scarf it down in the afternoon. The Bacon Book covers appetizers, main dishes, snacks and even desserts. I almost called it 50 Shades of Bacon, but it seemed too trendy.”

Murphy’s jerky book has 40 recipes that can be made using a dehydrator, a smoker, an oven or even a light bulb and a fan. If you like beef, venison, elk, moose, duck, goose, chicken, turkey, fruit and even tofu, he’s included a recipe for it.

Each book is priced at $7.95 and make great gifts for the hunters in your life.

Aside from books for hunters, anglers and campers, Murphy has titles for car guys, soup and stew lovers, single guys, burger fiends, mountain men, rock ‘n rollers, tailgaters and more.

Murphy has spent more than 20 years on the radio in five different states. He also wrote, produced and hosted a daily deer hunting show during hunting season on K-BEAR 102.3 in Houghton, Michigan.

Murphy donates 25% of all profits from online sales, wholesale and retail, to the Wounded Warrior Project. The books can be seen and ordered at or through Amazon.

Fiction Set in Wisconsin
Author Evan Michael Martin has released his first novel, Sorceress Rising, a fictional horror novel set in an east central Wisconsin community. The story is about Clio Boru, a practitioner of Wicca, who has two Irish wolfhounds as her companions. Her family has lived in Lake Melts, Wis., for generations. Decades ago, Clio’s great-great-grandmother was killed in the Pine Barrens near her home. Now that something has returned, terrorizing Clio’s small community.

This is Evan’s first book in a multi-book series, with all the novels taking place in east central Wisconsin.

“Witchcraft, werewolves, and shape-shifting written in the style of a police procedural gives Evan Michael Martin’s first novel, Sorceress Rising, a fresh approach to the paranormal genre. There’s even a little romance brewing between with Clio and deputy John Slocum. I loved the twist at the
end that promises there’s more to come in Book 2 in this series,” said Barbara Raffin, award-winning author of the St. John Sibling series.

Evan Michael Martin is a native of the Fox Cities area who became interested in the supernatural while on an exchange-student program in Europe. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and their two children. When not writing, he is exploring the small communities of the upper Midwest, seeking new adventures for future books.

Sorceress Rising is available for $9.99 from Barnes & Noble and other book retailers, or for $3.99 as an eBook through Amazon and other online outlets. For more information on Evan and his work, visit

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