Born amidst the copper mining ruins of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, writer T. Marie Bertineau is of Ojibwe-Anishinaabe and French Canadian/Cornish descent. She is a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of the L’Anse Reservation. Her work has appeared online with Minnesota’s Carver County Arts Consortium; in Mino Miikana, a publication of the Native Justice Coalition and Waub Ajijaak Press; and in Great Lakes Review, Yellow Medicine Review, and others. Marie’s work can also be found on Carrot Ranch dot-com, home of Carrot Ranch Literary Community. The Mason House, her debut memoir, was named a 2021 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan and received the 2021-2022 Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature from Saginaw Valley State University. Married and the mother of two, she makes her home in the Upper Peninsula.