About Us



Barbara and Frank Siepker, along with their artist friend Suzanne Wilson, established the publishing company in 2002. It was a natural progression from Barbara's Cottage Book Shop experience where she learned that customers want to read about local history and like quality books. 


LP is an award winning publisher. Its titles received the following awards: Historical Society of Michigan Award; Michigan Notable Book by The Library of Michigan; IPPY Silver Great Lakes Regional Award; Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist; "Foreword Magazine" Book Award Finalist.


We work as a team to produced high quality, well written and designed books. We are proud of Leelanau County authors, artists, photographers, design and editing staff and print in North America.

Angela Saxon en pleinair

Angela Saxon en pleinair

Authors:  Jack Hobey, Martha F. Mothershead, Barbara Siepker, Helen Hornbeck Tanner and Jim Tozer

Artists:  Janet M. Clarkson, Hank Feeley and Kaye Krapohl

Photographers:  Dietrich Floeter and Ken Scott.  The five photographs in our Home page are the work of Ken Scott.

Book Designers:  Angela Saxon, Rob Burdick and David Westerfield

Logo:  Kristin Hurlin

Editors: Lisa Jensen, Brita Siepker and Linda Young

Saxon Design Inc.
Since 1990, Saxon designs and coordinates the production of full color coffee table-style books, life memoirs and murder mysteries. Book design is a demanding and specialized discipline requiring uncompromising devotion to mastering the elements contributing to beauty of the book. Angela Saxon designs and Eric handles technical and finances. Their Leelanau Press titles include Ken Scott's Ice Caves of Leelanau and Why We Preserve, Historic Cottages of Glen Lake by Barbara Siepker and Dietrich Floeter, and Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. www.saxondesigninc.com

Not for Profit

Leelanau Press is a nonprofit Michigan corporation. The Press publishes Leelanau County history and art. All book sale proceeds fund future books.