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Rudi Hargesheimer

Rudi Hargesheimer follows his passion for adventure, history, and the North Shore of Lake Superior in telling the tale of how the Superior Hiking...
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Amanda J. Lucas

Amanda Lucas is a Bible studies group leader and church historian from Forest Lake, Minnesota and the author of the book Bible & Battlefield:...
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Laura James

Born and raised in Minnesota, Laura James worked in the production and recording departments at the Twin Cities Public Television Station; and after being...
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Sharon Grosh

Sharon Grosh, a Minnesota native, has been moving on a learning path that includes teaching yoga, teaching mindful self-compassion meditation to girls in prison,...
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Marilène Phipps

Born and raised in Haiti, Marilène Phipps has held fellowships at the Guggenheim Foundation, Harvard’s Bunting Institute, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American...
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Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito is an award-winning author, with book topics ranging from children's fiction, to women's journals, to guides for military families. She is a...
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Tracy Nelson Maurer

Tracy Nelson Maurer has written more than 100 nonfiction and fiction books for children and young adults, including the picture book biographies Lady Bird...
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Freya Manfred

Freya Manfred has nine collections of poetry. Her sixth collection, Swimming with a Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle, won the 2009 Midwest Bookseller’s Choice...
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Colleen Baldrica

Inspired by the teachings of her Native American grandmother, Colleen Baldrica began her spiritual journey as a child. The wisdom of these teachings guided...
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Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 psychological thrillers, including the Duluth-based Jonathan Stride series....

Colleen Baldrica

Inspired by the teachings of her Native American grandmother, Colleen Baldrica began her spiritual journey as a child. The wisdom of these teachings guided her while earning both a Masters degree in School Counseling and a Ph.D. in The Philosophy of Education as well as becoming an award-winning author, presenter, and teacher. The mission of…
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Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 psychological thrillers, including the Duluth-based Jonathan Stride series. His novel Spilled Blood won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the Thriller Awards, and his Midwestern mystery The Deep, Deep Snow was a 2021 Minnesota Book Award winner and…
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Sharon Grosh

Sharon Grosh, a Minnesota native, has been moving on a learning path that includes teaching yoga, teaching mindful self-compassion meditation to girls in prison, mixed media art including indigo, Shibori, natural dye gardening, deconstructed printing, and eco-dyeing from her garden.
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Rudi Hargesheimer

Rudi Hargesheimer follows his passion for adventure, history, and the North Shore of Lake Superior in telling the tale of how the Superior Hiking Trail grew from nothing at all in 1986 to a 300-mile long nationally renowned trail today. His experience as a past Superior Hiking Trail Association board member and President gives him…
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Laura James

Born and raised in Minnesota, Laura James worked in the production and recording departments at the Twin Cities Public Television Station; and after being tasked with creating, writing, and editing a variety of projects, her interest in writing increased. She changed her goal, focused on writing, and eventually fulfilled her dream of becoming an author.…
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Nancy Koester

Nancy Koester is the author of Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life and the winner of the Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction in 2015. American history and women’s biography are her special areas of interest. She has served as an ELCA pastor and holds both an MDiv and Ph.D. degree. She and her husband…
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Traci Lambrecht

PJ Tracy was the pseudonym of mother-daughter writing duo P.J. and Traci Lambrecht, winners of the Anthony, Barry, Gumshoe, and Minnesota Book Awards. Their ten novels in the Monkeewrench series: Monkeewrench, Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Shoot to Thrill, Off the Grid, The Sixth Idea, The Guilty Dead, and Ice Cold Heart, have become…
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Sherry Quan Lee

Sherry Quan Lee, MFA, taught Creative Writing at Saint Catherine University and Metropolitan State University. She is author of Chinese Blackbird, a memoir in verse; How to Write a Suicide Note: Serial Essays that Saved a Woman’s Life; Love Imagined: a Mixed Race Memoir, a 2015 Minnesota Book Award Finalist; How Dare We! Write: a…
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Amanda J. Lucas

Amanda Lucas is a Bible studies group leader and church historian from Forest Lake, Minnesota and the author of the book Bible & Battlefield: 7 Lessons from the Civil War for Our Christian Faith Today. Lucas is passionate about helping people to deepen their faith by exploring what history can tell them about God’s love…
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Freya Manfred

Freya Manfred has nine collections of poetry. Her sixth collection, Swimming with a Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle, won the 2009 Midwest Bookseller’s Choice Award for Poetry. Her ninth and most recent collection is Loon in Late November Water. A longtime Midwesterner who has lived on both coasts, her poetry has appeared in over 100…
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