Winter 2018: Contributors

Contributors, Winter 2018

Coreene KreiserCoreene Kreiser

A commercial photographer, art photographer and yoga instructor in Traverse City, Coreene is drawn to beauty and the emotions behind a scene. She teaches photography at Northwestern Michigan College and volunteers as a blacksmith at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. She lives on a farm with her husband and son. Find her online at

Jerry DennisJerry Dennis

A Michigan native, Jerry has earned his living as a freelance writer since 1986. His honors include the Michigan Author of the Year Award, Great Lakes Culture Award and the Sigurd
Olson Nature Writing Award. His books have been national bestsellers and have been translated into six languages. Find him at

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. He resides in Grand Haven. Find him at

Kim SchneiderKim Schneider

A well-known travel, food and wine writer, Kim has explored nearly every corner of Michigan. Kim writes from Leelanau County and is an active member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association. Her first book, 100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die, was released earlier this year. Find her at

Marla MillerMarla R. Miller

An award-winning journalist and regular contributor, Marla lives in Norton Shores where she enjoys the lakeshore lifestyle — camping, hiking, boating, beaching and Lake Michigan sunsets. Marla’s work appears in a variety of publications. She says she is grateful to write for a living. Find her at

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