DCL Authors

Here’s a look at the fine writers we have here at Detroit City Limits:


Annette Compo Annette Compo: Annette Compo is a Radio Personality and Nationally Recognized Real Estate Expert of the radio show, Real Estate 411. She has been on multiple radio programming like ABC News, CBS Radio and WJR AM760 heard throughout the US. Annette Compo has captured the eyes of real estate economists requesting her as a key note speaker for the housing industry and has worked with state and national legislation by sharing her views on Real Estate Economics. She continues to write and publishes the newspaper, Detroit City Limits.


Michelle Fallen Michelle Fallen: My name is Michelle Fallena. I reside in downtown Detroit and I work at a popular historical church in midtown; First Congregational. Public relations, cooking and writing are my hobbies. When possible I love to travel. I have a cookbook in two Detroit libraries and I write for Detroit City Limits paper.


Jane Peterson Jane Peterson: Jane Peterson has been a journalist for more than 20 years, working at newspapers such as The Oakland Press, The Holly Herald and The Berrien County Record. A graduate of Western Michigan University, today she is a freelance writer who writes articles and other materials for newspapers, online publications and private clients. She can be reached by email at janempeterson@comcast.net.


sarah rigg Sarah Rigg: Sarah Rigg is a freelance writer, editor and media consultant based in southeast Michigan. She has been involved in journalism since writing for and later editing her high school newspaper. She has won multiple awards from the Michigan Press Association. She loves working for Detroit City Limits because it’s always more fun to focus on the positive.


Russ Bisinger Russ Bisinger: I was born and live in Livonia with my family close to relatives. I graduated from Wayne State University. I have enjoyed exploring Detroit since I was a child. I also enjoy charity work and getting outdoors.


Willie E Brake Willie E. Brake: Willie E. Brake is President/CEO of All About Technology, Inc. He is committed to building a bridge to the digital divide by providing computer sales and service for the community. Prior to All About Technology, Willie spent more than 12 years holding increasingly responsible positions at Fortune 100 companies in the automobile, consulting, education and manufacturing industries in locations around the world. Willie is simultaneously the Executive Director for the Center For Creative Arts, Inc. and an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University and The University of Phoenix. Willie has been recognized by Corp! and dBusiness Magazine for his achievements. He also serves as an employment partner and provides insight from a marketplace perspective to help youth, through internships and job shadows gain meaningful work experience. Willie is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and earned a bachelor degree from Wayne State University and a MBA degree from The University of Phoenix. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Willie is the proud father of one daughter, Olivia Madison.


phil stayhue Phil Stayhue: Writer Phil Stayhue has contributed to Detroit City Limits since the publication’s launch. He’s worked for The Oxford Leader, The Oakland Press, and GM Edge magazine. Phil owns Exuberance Communications (www.exuberancecommunications.com), a public relations firm specializing in press releases, articles and other written content for businesses.


Angela The Travel Diva Angela, The Travel Diva: “I am Angela, the Travel Diva, born and raised in Detroit and a graduate of Cass Tech and EMU. I have lived in other parts of the world including West Africa. My passion is travel and I love helping people really experience different cultures and making travel dreams come true.” traveldiva@star1vacations.com; www.star1vacations.com


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John Hofmann John Hofmann: My name is John Hofmann and I am a project manager for Fusion Marketing, a Guerrilla marketing firm located Roseville, MI.
I oversee many unique projects working at Fusion. Corporate branding and re-branding being some of my most favorite, although we do offer many various business solutions. If your business needs help, or you’re looking for a local supplier for your marketing or Michigan promotional needs, give us a try!


Erica Rakowicz Erica N. Rakowicz: is a writer, poet and general enthusiast. She’s been a journalist for the last few years and it’s all made her louder and softer depending on where the hands are on the clock and what’s happening outside the window. She lives in Detroit with hopes to give inner-city students the push they need to know they can be whatever they want even if their surroundings knock their pride down a notch on an off day. Literacy and positivity are two things she values and wants to make a difference in both areas for kids she knows will change the world. Contact her at enrakowicz@gmail.com.


Jessica Merkle Jessica Merkle



Kurt Schwarz Kurt Schwartz



Kristen Wolosonowich Kristen Wolosonowich




Ginger Wiechers Ginger Wiechers



Jen Bucciarelli Jen Bucciarelli



Mary Anne McMahon Mary Anne McMahon



Shannon Maskie Shannon Maskie



Tim Pascarella Tim Pascarella



Todd A Luhtanen Todd A Luhtanen