Fall 2017: Contributors

Contributors, Fall 2017

M. Christine Byron and Tom WilsonM. Christine Byron and Tom Wilson

Based in Grand Rapids and Leelanau County, postcard collectors and history buffs Christine and Tom are fascinated by the history of Michigan tourism and roadside architecture. Their five “Vintage Views” books have received three Michigan Notable Book awards, as well as a State History Award.

Bob GwizdzBob Gwizdz

A freelance outdoor writer and communications staffer for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Bob is a regular contributor to BLUE. Formerly the staff outdoor writer for Booth Newspapers, Bob’s stories have been published in Field and Stream, Outdoor Life and Gun Dog magazines.

Leslie MertzLeslie Mertz

A native Michigander and freelance science and environment writer who enjoys mushroom hunting, Leslie has lived in eight of the state’s counties, stretching from Detroit’s famed Eight Mile Road to a rustic cabin on the state’s largest inland lake. Today, she lives in a scenic spot near a branch of Au Sable River.

Kim SchneiderKim Schneider

An award-winning freelance travel writer and photographer, Kim has explored every corner of Michigan. She writes from her home base in Michigan’s Leelanau County and is an active member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, which in 2011 named her Mark Twain Travel Writer of the Year.

Glenn WolffGlenn Wolff

Northern Michigan artist and regular BLUE Reflections contributor, Glenn has done illustrations for The New York Times, Village Voice, Boston Globe, Audubon Magazine and other notable organizations.  He collaborated on several books with Michigan author Jerry Dennis, including an updated edition of “It’s Raining Frogs and Fishes.”

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