Spring 2016: Contributors

Contributors, Spring 2016

Marge BeaverMarge Beaver

has been producing aerial photography from her single-engine Cessna for more than 25 years. The Muskegon resident’s photos have been featured in three “coffee-table” volumes. The latest, “Above the Lighthouses: Lake Michigan,” was released last fall. Her photos have been selected for more than 40 book and magazine covers.

Stephen BredeStephen Brede

worked as a reporter at the Petoskey News-Review. He then spent 10 years at Harbor House Publishers in Boyne City as a writer and photographer. In 2009, he quit his job and embarked on a series of summer paddles of each of the Great Lakes, beginning with Lake Huron.


Lynne GolodnerLynne Meredith Golodner

is a nationally known journalist and author of eight books who blogs daily at lynnegolodner.com. Golodner is known for writing about how people find meaning in the mundane. She lives in Huntington Woods with her husband and four children.


John McCormickJohn McCormick,

a life-long Michigan resident who lives in Edmore, has specialized in landscape photography for more than 30 years. He is a contributing photographer to the state of Michigan and Getty Images. He has contributed to dozens of national and Michigan publications.


Wade RouseViola Shipman

is a pen name for Wade Rouse, an award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother’s name to honor the woman who inspired him to write his debut novel. He lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People.com and Coastal Living, among others. For more, visit violashipman.com.


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