Summer 2014: Contributors

Contributors, Summer 2014

Read the wonderful article by Jon Osborn in the latest Michigan BLUE, “Sitting on the End of a Dock” (Special Bonus COTTAGES Edition 2014). Would it be possible for us to get a copy, that we might share it with visitors to our cottage? My wife, Patty, sits at the end of our dock nearly every morning with her coffee enjoying the quiet and peaceful serenity of the Straits of Mackinac. Thank you!
— Richard A. Card, Pointe Aux Pins, Mich.

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Mark BialekRaised in Oscoda and based in Whitmore Lake, freelance editorial and commercial photographer Mark Bialek concentrates much of his time on newspaper and magazine assignments. He is also an avid canoe racer, and has competed in four 120-mile AuSable Canoe Marathons (


Ann ByleGrand Rapids-based freelance writer Ann Byle writes for a variety of local and national publications. A lifelong Michigander, she has crossed the Mackinac Bridge close to 50 times over the years and names Point Iroquois on Whitefish Bay her favorite beacon. She and her husband have four children, two dogs, two cats and three chickens.


Jon OsbornWhen West Michigan freelance writer Jon Osborn isn’t isn’t chasing after his kids, he’s knee-deep in a northern trout stream or following bird dogs afield. The author of “Classic Michigan Flies — 16 Legendary Patterns” (2013, Stackpole Publishing) is grateful to live and write in a region with so many outdoor opportunities (


Todd and Brad ReedLudington residents Todd and Brad Reed are a nationally recognized father/son team of fine art photographers. Instructors as well as artists, they offer photography workshops, own a gallery and have collaborated on multiple popular books including “Tuesdays with Todd & Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute,” a 2014 Michigan Notable Book (



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