Missy Black won the prestigious Young Authors and Best Penmanship awards in elementary school and it just went to her head. The career path was set. She's a Grand Valley State University graduate with an emphasis in creative writing. She's been in the magazine world for around 17 years acting as an associate editor and fashion and style editor for various local publications. She's written food and book reviews, poetry, lifestyle pieces, horoscopes and has a side gig as shoe copywriter extraordinaire. She resides in Rockford with her husband (a Grand Rapids Magazine Hunk winner), son and rascally mini dachshund.