Cottages 2017: Contributors

Contributors, Cottages 2017

Marla MillerMarla R. Miller

A professional writer and award-winning journalist, Marla lives in Norton Shores. She enjoys the lakeshore lifestyle — camping, hiking, boating and Lake Michigan sunsets. She contributes to a variety of publications. Learn more at


Alexandra Fluegel

A writer from Grand Rapids whose focus is arts and culture. Her work provides a glimpse of life in Michigan. She currently lives in Detroit, where she can be found running along the Riverfront or scrolling through Twitter. Follow her on Twitter at @iamalexaf.


Tom HaxbyTom Haxby

An award-winning landscape and wildlife photographer based in Kingsley, his works appear in magazines, books and calendars. He spent fall 2016 as the Artist in Residence at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To see his work, visit


Dianna StampflerDianna Stampfler

A Petoskey-based writer and regular contributor to BLUE, Stampfler is living her dream, that of living “up north.” She is president of Promote Michigan, and her work takes her all over the state. To learn more see


Kimberly Way JonesKimberly Way Jones

A portrait photographer and marketing specialist who grew up in Charlevoix, she studied modern portraiture and design at Grand Valley State University. Today, she lives in southeast Michigan with her husband and young daughter. View her work at


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