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Jerrod S. Smelker 

grew up in Ionia Michigan, a quaint small town smack dab in the middle of Michigan between Grand Rapids and the state capitol of Lansing. He enjoys reading, writing, fine cigars and pipes, craft beers, coffee, Michigan road trips, the Fall season and the greatest holiday of Halloween. He is a freelance writer, author and blogger who has published several magazine articles, short stories and books. He is always working on several other short stories and book projects to publish. He is the owner, operator and blog writer for Our Michigan Travels, Last Leaf Publishing and Wicked Harvest MI. He currently lives in Grand Blanc Michigan with his wife, kids and cats. He can be reached at