Winter 2019: Contributors

Meet the authors, photographers, and contributors for this issue of Michigan BLUE Magazine.
Michigan BLUE Magazine Contributor Glenn WolffGlenn Wolff

Northern Michigan artist, musician and regular BLUE Reflections contributor, Glenn has illustrated for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Boston Globe and other notable organizations. He has collaborated on several books and print projects with Michigan author Jerry Dennis. Glenn’s art is on display at Tamarack Gallery in Omena. Find him at

Michigan BLUE Magazine Contributor Amy EckertAmy Eckert

An award-winning travel writer based in Holland, Amy has traveled the globe searching out great stories. She has contributed to numerous popular travel guides, and she is the author of two travel books about Detroit, the most recent being “Easy Detroit Outdoors.” Amy is the past president of the Midwest Travel Journalists Association. Find her at

Michigan BLUE Magazine Contributor Greg TaskerGreg Tasker

A Traverse City-based freelance writer, Greg enjoys writing about Michigan’s growing wine, beer and spirits industry. A former arts and entertainment editor for the Detroit News, Greg is the author of two books. His stories have been published in newspapers around the country and magazines like Backpacker, Parade, Traverse Magazine and BBC Travel. Find him on Twitter @gtasker_dn.


Michigan BLUE Magazine Contributor Leslie MertzLeslie Mertz

Ever curious, Leslie is a freelance science writer who has lived in eight Michigan counties, from Detroit’s famed Eight Mile Road to a rustic cabin on the state’s largest inland lake. Today, she lives Up North with her husband in a scenic spot near a branch of Au Sable River. Leslie packs a small tent and fly rod in her car in case she finds an interesting place to stop while traveling.

Michigan BLUE Magazine Contributor Meagan FrancisMeagan Francis

Born in the Upper Peninsula, Meagan moved downstate as a teenager and now lives with her family in St. Joseph. Her writing has been featured in Midwest Living, Good Housekeeping, Parents and other publications. She’s the founder of Life, Listened, a podcast production and advertising agency, and co-host of “The Mom Hour” podcast. Find her at

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