author: Spring Training in Florida
Jason Molinet is a New York-based journalist who spent 11 years covering sports for Newsday. He will be filing daily reports from Yanks’ spring training the first week of March. Catch the LI Sports Buzz blog at lipulse.com
author: Travel: Hawaii
A Long Island native, Karen Jones, is a freelance lifestyles journalist who has covered travel, food, technology, arts & entertainment and non-profits for over ten years. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday Super Lawyers, Parade Magazine, Reader’s Digest and more.
author: Travel: Syria
Bruce Northam, the writer and host of American Detour, has chronicled tales in more than 100 countries on seven continents. His keynote presentation, Street Anthropology, is a hit on campus and at corporate events and Governor’s Conferences on Tourism. A National Geographic Society “Destinations Rated” Panelist, his book, Globetrotter Dogma, is an award-winning ode to freestyle wandering. Visit AmericanDetour.com.
author: Firing Mary
After receiving her undergraduate degree in English from Cal State University Long Beach in California, Laura Gosselin completed her MFA at Southampton College of Long Island University. She currently lives in Vancouver, BC where she writes for multiple online publications.
illustrator: Firing Mary
Artist Andrew Leipzig was named an LI Pulse Artist VIP in 2009 and runs a full service freelance graphic art studio. planetzig.com.
author: Man Behind The Stars
Michael Block is an occupational therapist/psychotherapist who treats children with disabilities for Eastern Suffolk BOCES. Michael has an ongoing project Shrink Time, in which renowned artists explore their inner life.