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Mackinac Island, Michigan

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Our team of authors & illustrators

Sue Allen, Mackinac Island author

A lifelong Mackinac Island summer resident, Sue wouldn't trade her beloved island for any place on Earth.  A former teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, she splits her time between Mackinac and northern Virginia where she resides with her husband and two persnickety cats. 

Sue Allen
Water Beyond the Bridge, MINDFUL MACKINAC &
The Gardens of Mackinac Island
Jack Barnwell, Mackinac Island author, landscape designer

Jack is an award winning landscape architect and garden designer with vast experience in creating breathtaking commercial and private garden displays on Mackinac Island – one of the world's premier summer vacation destinations – and in Naples, Fla. His work has been featured in several garden magazines and he's a consultant for Proven Winners.

Jack Barnwell
an introduction to the Gardens of Mackinac Island &
The Gardens of Mackinac Island 

Victoria gave birth to triplet daughters, Josephine, Rosalie and Eleanor, three months premature at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Following their birth, Victoria became a stay-at-home mom as well as an advocate and influencer to help guide new parents through the obstacles of parenting preemies, especially multiples. Victoria has a BA in social work from Eastern Michigan University and lives in Gaylord, Mich., with her daughters, husband and two dogs. They often visit Mackinac Island where her parents are innkeepers. Keep your eyes peeled, you may see her strolling around the island with her daughters in tow. 

Victoria Buursma
Triple the Fun on Mackinac Island 
Maeve Croghan, Mackinac Island artist

Maeve's innovative interpretations of the nature painting genre have gained her much acclaim. She paints from a deep spiritual connection to the environment thanks to her experience living every summer on Mackinac Island. Maeve has been the recipient of many prestigious juried awards. She splits her time between Mackinac Island and San Francisco and earned a Bachelor of Arts from New College of California.

Maeve Croghan
luminescent oil painter
The Essence of Nature
Alek Cummings, AC-Creatives, llc., Detroit illustrator

Alek is known for his minimalistic prints of iconic cars in Detroit and Los Angeles. The graphic designer's work is featured on the shows of Youtuber's Tanner Fox, TJ Hunt, and Dustin Williams. Even though cars are outlawed on the island, Alek has been a fan of the Mackinac since his first visit at 10-years-old. 

Alek Cummings
MINDFUL Mackinac & COLORFUL Mackinac
Amy Marlatt, Mackinac Island illustrator

The whimsical nature of illustrations and paintings by Amy leave viewers with a sense of fun and adventure. Her work is featured in books and private collections throughout Michigan. She has a colorful studio nestled in the woods of northern Michigan. Amy visits Mackinac often to spend time with her sister. 

Amy Marlatt
MINDFUL Mackinac
Lily Niederpruem, illustrator, painter, Mackinac Island artist

Lily grew up spending summers on Mackinac Island. She is an award-winning artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Lily currently lives in Chicago where she is nown for her paintings that explore our perception of the spiritual and physical worlds through time, place and memory.

Lily Niederpruem
illustrator, oil painter
COLORFUL Mackinac & Water Beyond the Bridge

Mark has called Mackinac Island his summer home since he was 5 years old. For years he played tag in the fields where monarch butterflies flourish. His poetry has been published by the American Library of Poetry and featured in the 2015 Poetry & Art Night Exhibit sponsored by the Village Fine Arts Association in Milford, Mich. Currently, Mark is studying business at Purdue University. 

Mark Wohletz