Jim Mollenkopf is a writer from Toledo, Ohio. The former social worker and newspaper reporter published his first book, Lake Erie Sojourn: an autumn tour of the parks, public places, and history of the lake erie shore in 1998. He has since written and published five more, focusing on the Toledo/northwest Ohio areas. In his latest title, One Summer Day in America, he looks toward his hometown of Cleveland.
Writing runs deep in his family history as his father, grandfather and paternal great-grandmother were reporters or editors at The (Toledo) Blade newspaper. His great-grandmother is believed to have been the first female news reporter in Toledo, back in the days when it was considered to be “men’s” work.Jim’s interests include nature photography and birdwatching with his wife Denise, as well as following the fluctuating fortunes of Cleveland’ s sports.