Vivian DeGain is an Associated Press Award-winning features writer and editor with hundreds of bylines in The Oakland Press, The Jewish News, The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, The Daily Tribune, Metro Parent Magazine, Suburban Lifestyles and more. Awarded for “accurate, perceptive and touching prose” she retired with favored bylines for theatre reviews and personal columns. Her poetry appears in “Variations on the Ordinary,” edited by Margo LaGattuta. Visit her website “Better at 50” at viviandegain.wordpress.com.
Christopher N. Blaker is an American political and military historian who serves as editorial manager of Michigan History and Chronicle magazines at the Historical Society of Michigan. He is also an author of works published by the U.S. Department of Defense. www.hsmichigan.org