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Amy Green

Amy Lynn Green is a lifelong lover of books, history, and library cards. She worked in publishing for six years before writing her first...
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Neve Maslakovic

Neve Maslakovic writes mysteries set in the speculative realm. She is the author of four novels, including Regarding Ducks and Universes. Her life journey...
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Rosemond Owens

Rosemond Sarpong Owens loves the Lord, loves people, loves life, and loves to laugh. She is a storyteller with an infectious enthusiasm about life....
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Kevin Kunkel

Kevin Kunkel believes people are fundamentally good and altruistic and that education and community are the keys to unlocking the best in everybody. He...
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Alisha Perkins

Alisha Perkins is mom to two girls, wife to Glen Perkins (3 time All-Star Minnesota Twins pitcher), and owner to dog Harry Potter. Her...
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Ryan Henning

Ryan Henning was born and raised in Minnesota, where he spent most of his formative years in the Minneapolis suburb of Victoria. There, he...
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Joy Riggs

Joy Riggs grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota, and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial...
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A. Merc Rustad

A. Merc Rustad is a queer non-binary writer who lives in Minnesota. Merc is a Nebula Awards finalist, and their stories have appeared in...
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Donna Isaac

Poet Donna Isaac grew up in the South but has been part of Minnesota’s writing community for over 40 years. She has a B.A....
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Jody Vitek

Maybe living her own romance story is what inspired Jody Vitek to write romance novels, because it was never her dream to become a...

Michael Brodkorb

Michael Brodkorb has spent his professional career working in politics, communications, and public relations. He is currently a columnist for MinnPost and previously worked as a special correspondent for the Star Tribune. He is a lifelong resident of Minnesota.
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Jeffrey Burton

Jeffrey Burton was born in Long Beach, California, grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and received his B.A. in Journalism at the University of Minnesota. Novels in his Mace Reid K-9 mystery series include: The Finders, The Keepers, and The Lost. His Agent Drew Cady mystery series include: The Chessman, The Lynchpin, and The Eulogist.…
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Dylann Crush

Dylann Crush writes contemporary romance with sizzle and sass. A romantic at heart, she loves her heroines spunky and her heroes super sexy. When she’s not dreaming up steamy storylines, she can be found sipping a margarita and searching for the best Tex-Mex food in the upper Midwest. Although she grew up in Texas, she…
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Barbara Deese

Barbara Deese is the author of the No Ordinary Women mystery series, set mostly in Minnesota and featuring five book club women, all mystery lovers, who keep finding themselves up to their bifocals in real-life mysteries to solve. Two of Deese’s short stories have been published in mystery anthologies. Her early interest in crime (on…
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Atina Diffley

Atina Diffley is an organic farmer-educator and author of the 2012 award-winning memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. From 1985 to 2008, she and her husband Martin ran an urban-edge, organic vegetable farm. In 1989, the 5th-generation Diffley family land was lost to suburban development. They started over on new land, but faced…
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Loretta Ellsworth

Loretta Ellsworth grew up in Mason City, Iowa. A former teacher and a graduate of Hamline University with a Master’s Degree in Writing for Children, she is the award-winning author of four young adult novels, The Shrouding Woman, In Search of Mockingbird, In a Heartbeat, and Unforgettable. Stars Over Clear Lake, historical fiction set in…
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Tera Girardin

When Tera Girardin’s son received an autism diagnosis, she often reflected on these questions: What if we went beyond autism awareness and started practicing autism admiration? What would happen if we allowed those with autism the space to develop at their own pace, for their ideas to be considered, for their strengths to flourish, and…
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Amy Green

Amy Lynn Green is a lifelong lover of books, history, and library cards. She worked in publishing for six years before writing her first historical fiction novel. Green loves teaching virtual classes on marketing at writer’s conferences, engaging with book clubs, and regularly encouraging established and aspiring authors in their publication journeys. Her debut novel,…
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Cary J. Griffith

Cary Griffith was born and raised in the rampant verdure of the Upper Midwest and spent many hours wading the clear waters of Indian Creek. During his sophomore year in college he read Hemingway’s short story “Big Two-Hearted River” and was spellbound by Nick’s camping trip and fly fishing the Big Two-Hearted. The experience led…
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Trista Harris

Trista Harris is a philanthropic futurist and nationally known as a passionate advocate for leaders in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Her work has been covered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the New York Times, Forbes, and other publications. She is President of FutureGood, a consultancy focused on helping visionary leaders build a better future.…
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