Elisabeth Andrews

Elisabeth is a freelance writer who contributes frequently to Bloom as well as Indianapolis Monthly and other area publications. She has written two books on historic speeches and a rhyming ABC book about Bloomington. She is also a longtime yoga and fitness instructor currently teaching at Vibe Yoga Studio.

Moya Andrews

Moya is retired from Indiana University where she was professor of speech and hearing sciences, vice chancellor for academic affairs, and dean of the faculties. She hosts Focus on Flowers on WFIU and writes about gardening for Bloom.


Christine Barbour

Christine is a political science professor at IU and a prolific freelance writer and photographer specializing in food. For four years, she contributed the popular “Food Fare” column to The Herald-Times. She is co-author of Indiana Cooks! (2005) and Home-Grown Indiana: A Food Lover’s Guide to Good Eating in the Hoosier State (2008), both from Quarry Books.

nancy hiller

Nancy Hiller

Primarily a designer and cabinetmaker, Nancy is also an award-winning writer who contributes to Bloom and several national periodicals, among them Old-House InteriorsFine Woodworking, and American Bungalow. She has authored two books–The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History (IU Press, 2009) and A Home of Her Own (IU Press, 2011)—and is currently editing a collection of essays about historic preservation.

pamela keech

Pamela Keech

Pamela was a buck-toothed, lackluster child, who became an art over-achiever when she entered the ninth grade and got braces. She has since been a visual artist, designer, curator, writer, exhibit preparator, photographer, commercial stylist, museum shop director, and costume designer. Her lifetime goal is to have four husbands. She has had two and a half so far.

james kellar

James Kellar

James is a freelance photographer and graphic artist. His award-winning photography has been exhibited at the Sheldon Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute; The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado; and the SoFa Gallery, Indiana University.

jeremy shere

Jeremy Shere

Jeremy is a writer, producer, and songwriter based in Bloomington. He is a producer for the award-winning public radio program Sound Medicine, a long-time staff writer for public radio’s A Moment of Science, and a frequent contributor to Bloom. Jeremy is currently writing a book, reNEWable: The new, old, strange, infuriating, and inspiring story of alternative energy, for St. Martin’s Press. His song, “In Deep,” is featured in the Disney movie PROM.

shannon zahnle

Shannon Zahnle

Shannon is a freelance photographer, longtime Bloomington resident, and IU alumna. Her work can be found on walls, on websites, in magazines, and in the Kinsey Institute.