Spring 2017: Contributors



I have never written a magazine before but just wanted to compliment you on the evolution of your magazine into something really worth reading! I always liked the concept (I have a place on the Leland River in Leland). Latest issue is superb and the writing along with the beautiful photos is terrific. You have really captured the essence of all the things that make Michigan and its waters so special to so many. Please continue with the good work; I pass along the magazine to others and look forward to more of same. Many thanks.
— Ms. Hester A. Hull, Leland, Michigan

Mark S. CarlsonMark S. Carlson

Specializing in nature photography, Mark has explored Michigan from shore to shore. His work appears in magazines, books and calendars, including National Wildlife & Nature’s Best magazines and the acclaimed book “Michigan Simply Beautiful.” See his work at markscarlson.com.

Patrice FrantzPatrice Frantz

A West Michigan native, author and history buff, Patrice is a self-proclaimed “lake girl.” She lives in Grand Haven with her husband, Ron, golden retriever, Eve, guinea pig, Calvin, and one 17-year-old goldfish. Find her at patricefrantz.com.


Lynne GolodnerLynne Golodner

A nationally known journalist and the author of eight books, Lynne writes about how people find meaning in the mundane. She blogs daily and operates a boutique public relations company. She lives in Huntington Woods with her husband and four children. Find her at lynnegolodner.com.


Heather HighamHeather Higham

A landscape photographer in Traverse City, Heather spends as much time as possible outdoors. When not editing photos, she can be found on the trail, in the water or on the slopes. Her work has been featured in several Michigan publications. Find her at snaphappygal.com.


We welcome letters to the editor. Please send letters in care of: Editor, Michigan BLUE Magazine, 549 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 201, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or e-mail to hmeyerson@geminipub.com. Letters may be edited for reasons of clarity and space.

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