Mike Beliveau was born in northern Vermont in 1954. While growing up in he developed a love of history, particularly the history of the American frontier. In 1988 he took that interest and turned it into a freelance writing career.
Mike has done writing and photography for several nationally distributed magazines. His primary subjects are eighteenth and nineteenth century firearms and frontier history.
Currently Mike is the black powder editor for "Guns of The Old West" magazine and he writes the hand loading column for "Combat Handguns" magazine. He also writes feature articles for those magazines and several others.
Mike lives in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania.