Fantasy writers from Minnesota.


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…


Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and a Minnesota Book Award. James also wrote The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton…


E. Eero Johnson

E. Eero Johnson is a graphic artist from the Northern Midwest. His illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Wired. His comics have been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, The New York Times, and Nozone. He collaborated on the Minnesota Book Award nominated hybrid novel/graphic novel Original Fake with author Kirstin…


Steve McEllistrem

Steve McEllistrem has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years. He is the author of the Susquehanna Virus series (The Devereaux Dilemma, The Devereaux Disaster, The Devereaux Decision, and The Devereaux Deity) as well as the stand-alone novels, The Man Who Found His Moniker, Emerging Man, and Hound of God. He has…


Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill is the author of four novels, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the Newbery Medal. The Witch’s Boy received four starred reviews and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards. Barnhill has been awarded writing fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and The McKnight…


Sarah Ahiers

Sarah Ahiers has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and lives in Minnesota with her dogs and a house full of critters. She has a collection of steampunk hats and when she’s not writing she fills her time with good games, good food, good friends, and good family. Ahiers…