Spring 2020: Contributors



eet the authors, photographers, and additional contributors who helped bring this Spring 2020 issue of Michigan BLUE Magazine 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,” and writes a blog called Burdock & Rose found at burdockandrose.com

Mark Graf Mark Graf

Born and raised in Detroit, Mark is a photographer whose muse is summoned by an insatiable curiosity of the natural world, from our seas to our skies. His work is on permanent display in many prestigious hospitals, hotels and offices throughout Michigan and the U.S. Mark sells fine art prints and canvas through his website (grafphoto.com) and is published worldwide.

Bob GwizdzBob Gwizdz

A Detroit native who spent most of his career as a newspaper outdoor writer, Bob also spent 10 years working in public information with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources while he continued freelancing for newspapers and magazines. He lives in East Lansing with his wife, son and a crazy English setter named Elvis.

Julie Bonner WilliamsJulie Bonner Williams

A devotee of nature, history and literature, Julie is an award-winning poet and a professor at Grand Valley State University, where she has taught writing and journalism. She is now working on her first novel. Julie lives on the lakeshore with her husband, four horses, four dogs, several organic, free-range chickens, turkeys and ducks, and a mule named Amos.

Johnny QuirinJohnny Quirin 

A prolific photographer and all-around nice guy, Johnny is a frequent contributor to West Michigan publications, the Pure Michigan campaign, Midwest Living and Spectrum Health, among others. He keeps equally busy as owner of a full-service school and youth sports portrait company (flicker.com/photos/jqphoto).


The Kellogg postcard images featured in the Winter issue’s Vintage Views column were provided courtesy of the Kellogg Archives. The credit published was incorrect.

The full recipe for the Cranberry Crumble Pie published in the cottages issue story about Sister Pie bakery can be found online at bit.ly/BlueSisterPie. Only half of the recipe appeared in the print edition.

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