Born amidst the copper mining ruins of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, T. Marie Bertineau is an Indigenous author of Ojibwe-Anishinaabe and French Canadian/Cornish descent. She is a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of the L’Anse Reservation, migizi odoodeman. 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; in the annual journal U.P. Reader, and in Great Lakes Review. Marie’s column, “Hankies in My Pocket: Tender Thoughts from the Keweenaw,” can be found on Carrot Ranch dot-com, home of Carrot Ranch Literary Community. Her award-winning memoirThe Mason House (Lanternfish Press 2020) was named a 2021 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. Married and the mother of two, she makes her home in the Great Lakes Region.