This issue’s Lake Stories contributor MARDI LINK is home-based in Northern Michigan. Her memoir, “Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm” was selected as the Great Lakes Booksellers Association’s 2013 “Great Lakes, Great Read.” Her other books, “Isadore’s Secret” (a Michigan Notable Book 2010) and “When Evil Came to Good Hart were both Heartland Bestsellers (mardilink.com).
Regular BLUE Lake Stories illustrator GARY W. ODMARK also created original art for this Winter Issue’s cover. Renowned for his realistic portrayals of the Great Lakes, the prolific Holland-based artist’s fine quality limited edition prints and originals in oils, watercolors and acrylics can be viewed at gwodmark.com.
Frequent BLUE photographer COREENE SMITH lives near Traverse City, where she and her husband are renovating a small historic farm. A volunteer blacksmith at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Coreene also owns Northern Michigan Talent & Production, Tavla Studio and Yoga Vidya North (tavlastudio.com).
Michigan artist and new BLUE Reflections contributor GLENN WOLFF provided illustrations for The New York Times for 30 years, has illustrated several books by Michigan author Jerry Dennis and collaborated with writer Robert Sullivan in “A Child’s Christmas in New England” (2013; glennwolff.com).
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photographers. Submit ideas via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete list of our
Winter 2013 contributors, please visit our website, mibluemag.com.
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Correction: In Michigan BLUE Magazine’s 2013 Fall edition, an incomplete email address was provided for Tasting Room Q & A profile Annette May, the first woman in the U.S. to become a Certified Cicerone®. Connect with her at firstname.lastname@example.org.