MICHAEL BUCK is a photographer in Grand Rapids who specializes in capturing the flavors of local arts, food and culture.
M. CHRISTINE BYRON and TOM WILSON are fascinated by the history of Michigan tourism and roadside architecture. Their pictorial “Vintage Views” books have received three Michigan Notable Book awards and a State History Award.
MARK S. CARLSON specializes in nature photography. His work has appeared in magazines, books and calendars, including National Wildlife & Nature’s Best magazines and the acclaimed book “Michigan Simply Beautiful.”
JERRY DENNIS is a renowned Michigan author and BLUE’s Reflections columnist. He lives near Traverse City, where he gets away with calling his fishing, hunting, canoeing, birding and beach walking “research.”
ALEXANDRA FLUEGEL is a writer from Grand Rapids who focuses on arts and culture. Currently, her home is Detroit, where she can be found running along the Riverfront or in her backyard reading Twitter.
PATRICE FRANTZ is a West Michigan native and author. She lives in Grand Haven with her husband Ron, golden retriever Eve, guinea pig Calvin and one 17-year-old goldfish.
LYNNE GOLODNER is a nationally-known journalist and author of eight books. She writes about how people find meaning in the mundane. Lynne lives in Huntington Woods with her husband and four children.
BOB GWIZDZ is a Michigan native and career outdoor writer. He served as outdoor editor for Booth Newspapers and now works for the Department of Natural Resources. His work has been featured in many of America’s top hunting and fishing magazines and websites.
HEATHER HIGHAM is a landscape photographer based in Traverse City. She spends as much time as she can outdoors. When not editing photos, she is found on the trail, in the water, or on the slopes - often with camera in hand.
TOM HUGGLER is a freelance writer from Sunfield Michigan. He is the author of 20 books, including the Fish Michigan series of mapped guidebooks to the state's rivers, inland lakes and Great Lakes hotspots.
LISA M. JENSEN is a landscape photographer based in Traverse City. She spends as much time as she can outdoors. When not editing photos, she is found on the trail, in the water, or on the slopes - often with camera in hand.
GREG JOHNSON is a member of the Golf Writers of America and serves as a trustee to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame committee and has covered golf for 34 years.
JEANINE MATLOW is a Detroit-based freelance writer and regular contributor to national and regional publications, Matlow’s weekly Homestyle column appears in The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.
MARLA MILLER is a professional writer and award-winning journalist, Marla lives in Norton Shores. She enjoys the lakeshore lifestyle — camping, hiking, boating and Lake Michigan sunsets. She contributes to a variety of publications. Learn more at
CHRIS NERI is a professional photographer and owl bander at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory on the shore of Lake Superior near Paradise.
GARY W. ODMARK is a Holland-based artist renowned for his realistic portrayals of the Great Lakes. He works in oils, watercolors and acrylics.
KIM SCHNEIDER has explored nearly every corner of Michigan as a travel writer and photographer in continual search of adventure, wildlife, great food and great light. Kim writes from a home base in Michigan's Leelanau County.
As the president of Promote Michigan, DIANNA STAMPFLER merges years of print and broadcast media experience with a passion for marketing her home state. She’s been published in every issue of Michigan Blue over the past 10 years. Additional editorial credits include Pure Michigan Travel Ideas. She resides in Petoskey and is finally living her dream of living “Up North.” promotemichigan.com
MEGAN WESTERS is a Northern Michigan artist and regular BLUE Reflections contributor Wolff illustrated for the New York Times for 30 years and has collaborated on several books with Michigan author Jerry Dennis.
GLENN WOLFF is a Northern Michigan artist and regular BLUE Reflections contributor Wolff illustrated for the New York Times for 30 years and has collaborated on several books with Michigan author Jerry Dennis.