Winter 2012: Contributors

Contributors, Winter 2012

Just wanted to share with you how much I appreciated browsing through  your magazine while on one of my bi-annual visits to see my daughter in Grand Rapids. I was truly impressed by the stunning photographs and by how well the articles and the overall style of this magazine captured the true uniqueness of this extraordinary Lake Michigan region.
— Jacques Laberge, Quebec

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 Letters may be edited for reasons of clarity and space.

Kim CoryBorn and bred a Michigan girl, writer Kim Delmar Cory spent summers growing up with her siblings at their grandparents’ home on Mona Lake in Muskegon. The Detroit native’s dream is to live on Mackinac Island with her own horse. In the interim, the author of four Michigan-based young adult novels lives in Lansing (


Jim DuFresneInternationally recognized outdoor writer and author Jim Dufresne has written more than a dozen wilderness and travel guide books. Last year the Clarkston-based adventurer became the main contributor to, an online resource for trail users in Michigan.



Kathy GibbonsFreelance writer Kathy Gibbons previously served for 15 years as features editor and lifestyle columnist at the Traverse City Record-Eagle. After starting and operating her own restaurant in the Cherry Capitol, she returned to journalism full-time in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and TC, and specializes in food, tourism and lifestyle topics.


Bill SemionRetired Michigan Living Magazine Associate Editor Bill Semion has authored two books about Michigan and writes for multiple Midwest media. When not at his keyboard, the noted journalist relaxes by landing big trout near his house on the Au Sable River in Roscommon or skiing in-state.




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