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Jamieya B-Johnson

Jamieya B-Johnson is inspired by the joys of life. She has written books from many life experiences, and much of her work comes by...
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Ty Chapman

Ty Chapman is the author of Sarah Rising, Looking For Happy, and A Door Made for Me (written with Tyler Merritt). Chapman's forthcoming publications...
Monica Liu, Professor of Justice & Society Studies, stands for a portrait outside on the St. Paul campus on August 16, 2022.

Monica Liu

Monica Liu received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California - San Diego. She is currently Assistant Professor of Justice and Society...
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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...

Jamieya B-Johnson

Jamieya B-Johnson is inspired by the joys of life. She has written books from many life experiences, and much of her work comes by the way of living life and growing which allows the opening of her heart to readers everywhere. For B-Johnson, sharing herself and experiences pertains to walking in the abundance of being…
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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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Ty Chapman

Ty Chapman is the author of Sarah Rising, Looking For Happy, and A Door Made for Me (written with Tyler Merritt). Chapman’s forthcoming publications include multiple children’s books and a poetry collection through Button Poetry. He was a 2022 Center for Arts + Social Justice Fellow – an award that supports a speculative work in…
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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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