Fall 2019: Contributors

Meet the authors, photographers, and contributors who helped bring this issue of Michigan BLUE to life.

Lisa M. Rose Lisa M. Rose

An herbalist and expert forager of wild foods and medicinal plants, Lisa is passionate about teaching others the hidden values of common plants most take for granted. She is the author of two guidebooks on the subjects; the most recent is “Midwest Medicinal Plants.” She writes a blog called Burdock & Rose found at burdockandrose.com.


David LewinskiDavid Lewinski

A commercial and editorial photographer who specializes in creating environmental portraits and architectural images, David grew up in metro Detroit. For the past 11 years, he has created images for clients such as The New York Times Magazine, The Smithsonian, University of Michigan and Shinola. Find him at davelewinski.com.



Steve WilkeSteven Wilke

A Detroit-based freelance writer with more than 30 years of experience writing, editing and providing editorial direction to publications, Steven plays guitar and bass but claims he isn’t worthy of an Echopark Guitar featured in this issue. On his own, he enjoys cross-country skiing in Petoskey and canoeing the Sturgeon River, Up North.



Michael DwyerMichael Dwyer

An award-winning broadcast journalist turned writer, Michael lives in Rochester. His work has been published in local newspapers, national magazines and online news outlets. He is the founder of Rochester Writers, an organization that supports new writers, working journalists and published authors. Find him at rochesterwriters.com.



Tom SpringerTom Springer

Author Tom Springer lives near Three Rivers in an 1870s farmhouse where he writes, gardens, fishes and remains baffled by any tool more complex than a broom rake. His book of essays, “Looking for Hickories,” was named a Michigan Notable Book in 2009. Tom currently is working material for a second book.


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