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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 capital of Lansing. He enjoys history, writing, reading, fine cigars and pipes, craft beers, coffee, Michigan road trips, the Fall season, and good food. He is a freelance writer, author and blogger who has published several articles, short stories and books. Owner and writer for Our Michigan Travels, Last Leaf Publishing and Wicked Harvest MI. Author of “Vigilant In Today’s World” crime prevention and personal protection series of books and “Wicked Harvest: Michigan Monsters & Macabre” spooky short story book series. He currently lives in Grand Blanc Michigan with his wife, kids and cats. He can be reached at 


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