Mackinac Memories Press is the book publishing division of Mackinac Memories, llc.
an arts business creating island inspired photography, books, prints & paintings

Mackinac Memories Press

Books about the people and places of Mackinac Island



Mindful Mackinac, Mackinac Island coloring book
MIMI the MONARCH, children's book, butterflies
COLORFUL MACKINAC, Mackinac State Historic Parks, coloring book
Maeve Croghan, Mackinac Island Artist, book




Jennifer & Natalia Wohletz, publisher & artist
As an experienced editorial manager and award-winning photographer, publisher Jennifer Wohletz approaches every subject as a story waiting to be written and told in pictures. 
She launched the publishing division of Mackinac Memories, llc. in 2015 with her daughter, Natalia, to give Mackinac's visual and literary artists an opportunity to share their vision, voice and love of the island with readers of all ages. 
Together, they build on Jennifer's professional background in customer publishing and corporate communications to publish quality books inspired by Mackinac Island.  
Mackinac Island's natural environment
and supporting the arts is important to us so
we donate a percentage of sales to the
Mackinac Island Community Foundation.

Authors & Artists

Susan Allen, Author

Water Beyond the Bridge & Mindful Mackinac

A lifelong Mackinac Island summer resident, Sue Allen wouldn't trade her beloved island for any place on Earth.  A former teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, she splits her time between Mackinac and northern Virginia where she resides with her husband, Don Hinman, and two persnickety cats.  

Jack Barnwell, Author

​An Introduction to the Gardens of Mackinac Island & GARDENS of MACKINAC ISLAND (May 2019 release)

Award winning garden designer Jack Barnwell has over 15 years of experience creating breathtaking commercial and private garden displays on Mackinac Island – one of the world's premier summer vacation destinations. His work has been featured in several garden magazines and he's a consultant for Proven Winners.

Victoria Buursma, Author

Triple the Fun on Mackinac Island (June 2019 release)

Victoria gave birth to triplet daughters, Josephine, Rosalie and Eleanor, three months premature at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Following their birth, Victoria became a stay-at-home mom as well as an advocate and influencer to help guide new parents through the obstacles of parenting preemies, especially multiples. Victoria has a BA in social work from Eastern Michigan University and lives in Gaylord, Mich., with her daughters, husband and two dogs. They often visit Mackinac Island where her parents are innkeepers. Keep your eyes peeled, you may see her strolling around the island with her daughters in tow. 

Steven Brisson, Author


As Deputy Director of Mackinac State Historic Parks, Steven Brisson is an authority on the history of Mackinac Island. He is the author of several books about the island published by the Mackinac State Historic Parks, including Downtown Mackinac Island and Wish You Were Here: An Album of Vintage Mackinac Postcards

Maeve Croghan, Luminescent Oil Painter

​The Essence of Nature

Maeve Croghan's innovative interpretations of the nature painting genre have gained her much acclaim. She paints from a deep spiritual connection to the environment thanks to her experience living every summer on Mackinac Island. Maeve has been the recipient of many prestigious juried awards. She splits her time between Mackinac Island and San Francisco and earned a Bachelor of Arts from New College of California.


Alek Cummings, Illustrator

​MINDFUL Mackinac & COLORFUL Mackinac

Alek Cummings of AC-Creatives, llc. in Detroit and Los Angeles is a graphic designer known for his minimalistic prints of iconic cars. His work is featured on the shows of Youtuber's Tanner Fox, TJ Hunt, and Dustin Williams. Even though cars are outlawed on the island, Alek has been a fan of the Mackinac since his first visit at 10-years-old. 

Amy Marlatt, Illustrator

​MINDFUL Mackinac

The whimsical nature of illustrations and paintings by artist Amy Marlatt leaves viewers with a sense of fun and adventure. Her work is featured in books and private collections throughout Michigan. She has a colorful studio nestled in the woods of northern Michigan. Amy visits Mackinac often to spend time with family. 

Lily Porter Niederpruem, Illustrator

​COLORFUL Mackinac & Water Beyond the Bridge

Lily Porter Niederpruem grew up spending summers on Mackinac Island. She is an award-winning artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Lily currently lives in Chicago where she is nown for her paintings that explore our perception of the spiritual and physical worlds through time, place and memory.

Jennifer Wohletz, Book Designer, Editor, Photographer

COLORFUL Mackinac, MINDFUL Mackinac, MIMI the MONARCH & An Introduction to the Gardens of Mackinac Island & GARDENS of MACKINAC ISLAND

Jennifer Wohletz is an award-winning photographer who especially enjoys showcasing the relationship between natural and manmade subjects in her images.The gardens and wildlife of Mackinac Island are her favorite subjects to photograph.  

​MINDFUL Mackinac, COLORFUL Mackinac, MIMI the MONARCH & Triple the Fun on Mackinac Island (June 2019 release)

Studying and writing about the world of monarch butterflies for the Mackinac Island State Park is just one this island summer resident's interests. Natalia Wohletz is also an avid painter, illustrator and award-winning printmaker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and minor in studio arts and environmental studies from Kalamazoo College. 

Mark Wohletz, Author


Mark Wohletz has called Mackinac Island his summer home since he was 5 years old. For years he has played tag in the fields where monarch butterflies flourish. His poetry has been published by the American Library of Poetry and featured in the 2015 Poetry & Art Night Exhibit sponsored by the Village Fine Arts Association in Milford, Mich.

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To submit a book idea/manuscript for review or to obtain information about our books and/or creative services, please contact Jennifer Wohletz:

Tel: 248-534-2008 |

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