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Laura Ashwood

Laura Ashwood is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary and historical western romance, and women's fiction. In her novels, Ashwood brings...
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Angela Harrelson

Angela Harrelson, George Floyd's aunt, grew up in North Carolina facing racial discrimination. Despite challenges, she excelled in school and pursued higher education. After...
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Dann Hurlbert

Dann Hurlbert has a BSED in English and Theater Education from the University of South Dakota, an MFA in Digital Cinema from California’s National...
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Jennifer Manthey

Jennifer Manthey's first book, The Fight, was winner of the Trio Award and a finalist for the 2024 Minnesota Book Award. Her work has...
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Marnie Dachis Marmet

Marnie Dachis Marmet is an author, podcaster, serial entrepreneur, board-certified health coach, and the founder of Zenful Life Coaching, a practice dedicated to helping...
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Liz Heinecke

Liz Heinecke thrives at the intersection of science and the arts. With an undergraduate degree in art, a master’s degree in bacteriology, and 10...
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Joe Friedrichs

Journalist and writer Joe Friedrichs lives near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. His books, Last Entry Point: Stories of Danger...
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Pamela Hill Nettleton

Pamela Hill Nettleton is an award-winning writer, editor, playwright, and author. She holds a doctorate in communication and women’s studies and teaches at the...
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Megan Sena

Megan Sena was born and raised in the Midwest and currently resides in Spicer, Minnesota. She loves spending time with her husband Craig and...
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Jeremy Norton

Jeremy Norton is a proud Washington, DC native. He’s received degrees from two universities in the Boston area despite a thorny relationship with the...

Aurora Whittet

Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories. Today, she has completed the young adult fantasy the Bloodmark Saga trilogy and children’s books Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love in honor of her own mother and How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster. Whittet is a national…
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Mike Wohnoutka

Mike Wohnoutka is the author and illustrator of Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster and Dad’s First Day, both Minnesota Book Award finalists. He has illustrated more than 20 other children’s books, including Moo! winner of the 2014 Minnesota Book Award and the Star of the North Picture Book Award. Ever since he can…
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Virginia Wright-Peterson

Virginia Wright-Peterson specializes in revealing untold narratives, especially the hidden stories of women. Her most recent book, A Woman’s War, Too reveals the roles taken by women from Minnesota during WWII, when they served in all branches of the military, and in industry, the home, and the community. Their heroism has not been adequately recognized.…
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Cathy Wurzer

Cathy Wurzer is one of Minnesota’s most recognizable broadcast journalists who has spent her career behind a microphone and in front of television cameras with time carved out to write books and produce documentaries. A multiple Emmy Award winning journalist, Wurzer is the co-host of “Almanac” on Twin Cities Public Television. On weekdays, she is…
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Vincent Wyckoff

Born and raised in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Vincent Wyckoff attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the U.S. Army. While working for the U.S. Postal Service, he wrote Beware of Cat, a book that celebrates the lives of people on his route. For a short time he lived on the North Shore of Lake…
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Tom Xavier

Tom Xavier is the award-winning author of Neffatira’s First Challenge, described by Kirkus Reviews as a “rousing series opener with equal portions of action and social commentary” and Dark Curses, Faerie Dreams, recipient of a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Seal in Juvenile Fiction, a 2018 Book Excellence Awards Finalist, and a Royal Dragonfly Book Awards…
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Tracy Youngblom

Tracy Youngblom has been living and writing in the Twin Cities for 30 years. She earned an M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas and an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. She has published widely in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; individual poems, stories, and essays have appeared in journals such as…
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Marie Zhuikov

Marie Zhuikov is a storyteller and poet from Duluth. Her novel Plover Landing was nominated for a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. Her most recent work, Going Coastal: An Anthology of Lake Superior Short Stories, earned an honorable mention in the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards. Zhuikov’s poems have appeared in several anthologies and community projects, and…
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Jeffrey Zuckerman

Jeffrey Zuckerman is a Minneapolis freelance editor and writer. A native of Pittsburgh, Zuckerman is a former social worker, an award-winning newspaper reporter, editor, and university writing instructor at the University of Minnesota, and for many years he directed the writing center at Walden University. For the past several years he has cofacilitated a monthly…
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