Fantasy

Fantasy writers from Minnesota.

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Bryan Thao Worra

Bryan Thao Worra is the Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and holds over 20 national and international awards for his writing and community leadership. He is the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and 2019 Joyce Fellow. He holds a 2009 NEA Fellowship in Literature, and represented the nation of Laos during the…

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Lynne Jonell

Lynne Jonell is an author (and occasional illustrator) of 17 books for children. From picture books to chapter books to middle-grade novels for ages 8-12 and 10-14, her books all have an element of fantasy: magical hamsters, talking cats, kid-sized planes with a secret fuel, rodents with special powers, time travel, and more. Her novel…

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Nancy Holland

Former philosophy professor Nancy Holland recently began to live her dream as a full-time writer. After publishing two well received short contemporary romances with HarperCollins UK, she is thrilled to return to her first love and write fantasy novels as well as contemporary romance for Tule Publishing. Holland may create characters who live in a…

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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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Lyda Morehouse

Lyda Morehouse leads a double life. By day, she’s a mild-mannered science fiction author of the Shamus and Philip K. Dick award-winning AngeLINK series. By night, she’s the bestselling paranormal romance and urban fantasy writer, Tate Hallaway. She’s written and published more than a dozen novels (five as Lyda and nine as Tate), and together…

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Michael Merriam

Michael Merriam is an author, actor, poet, playwright, and professional storyteller living in Hopkins, Minnesota. His debut novel, Last Car to Annwn Station, was named a Top Book by Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Fiction, and his novella, Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep, was long-listed for the Nebula Award. His scripts have been…

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Catherine Lundoff

Catherine Lundoff is a Minneapolis-based award-winning writer, editor, and publisher. Her recent stories and essays are available at the Sherlock Holmes and the Occult Detectives, Queer Weird West Tales, Divergent Terror, Fireside Magazine, American Monsters, Haunting Shadows: Wraith 20th Anniversary Anthology, World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters, Queer Voices, and Dream Foundry. Her recent titles include…

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Naomi Kritzer

Naomi Kritzer has been writing science fiction and fantasy for over 20 years. Her short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the 2016 Hugo and Locus Awards and was nominated for the Nebula Award. Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories was released in 2017. Her young adult novel Catfishing on CatNet (based on “Cat Pictures Please”)…

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J.M. Lee

Born and raised in the great Minnesota north, Lee spent his formative years searching for talking animals and believing he could control the weather. After pursuing nerdy interests in comparative film studies, screenwriting, and Shakespeare, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a much nerdier degree in linguistics with a focus in Japanese phonology.…

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Rebecca Ansari

After twelve years as an ER doctor, Rebecca K.S. Ansari shelved her scrubs to write magical and mysterious worlds for middle grade readers. Her debut novel, The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, an ALA 2020 Notable Children’s Book nominee, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Her second…