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Michael Tisserand

Michael Tisserand's books include the Eisner Award-winning biography Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, an exploration of the "Krazy Kat" cartoonist...
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Nate Granzow

Nate Granzow -- outdoorsman, award-winning novelist, and editor -- likes the smell of gunpowder, the taste of gin, and the feel of leather-bound books....
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Gary Kaunonen

Gary Kaunonen, Ph.D., is a historian of culture, labor, and immigration and a documentary filmmaker based in Willmar, Minnesota. His work includes the 2018...
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Christopher Lehman

Christopher P. Lehman is a professor of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University. He has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Du...
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Forrest Peterson

Forrest Peterson is the author of three novels, most recently The Swineherd's Angel. He received a B.A. in history from Bethel University in Saint...
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Genny Zak Kieley

Kieley has been writing nonfiction memoir, history, and nostalgia for more than 30 years. She meets with two writers groups regularly and has a...
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Gene Stark

Gene Stark writes fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, poetry, and has written a children's book. His writing is local, rural, and outdoors-oriented. Minnesota and local...
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Bill Meissner

Writer/teacher Bill Meissner is the author of 11 books, including four books of fiction, five books of poetry, and two novels. His newest book...
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Clare Hexom

Clare Hexom is an American novelist. A native of Ohio, Hexom and her family have resided in Minnesota for many years and are proud...
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Connie Lounsbury

Connie Lounsbury is an award-winning author and inspirational speaker who resides in rural Monticello. She has written eight books, mostly historical fiction and memoir,...

Sara Biren

Sara Biren is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a content and social media manager for a Minneapolis marketing firm and offers freelance editing and copywriting services. She lives northwest of Minneapolis with her husband and their two children.…
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Mark Conway

Mark Conway is the author of three books of poetry including his latest book, rivers of the driftless region. His previous books won the Gerald Cable Book Award and the American Poetry Journal Book Award. Conway’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Slate, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, BOMB and elsewhere, along…
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Nate Granzow

Nate Granzow — outdoorsman, award-winning novelist, and editor — likes the smell of gunpowder, the taste of gin, and the feel of leather-bound books. He won the Clive Cussler Adventure Writer’s Competition in 2017 for his book The Phaistos Paragon, a 2019 Best Independent Book Award for Zimbabwe Hustle, and is currently ranked as a…
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Nicole Helget

Nicole Helget is the multigenre author of six books for adults and young readers. She and her work have been recognized in People magazine’s “Critic’s Choice,” as a Barnes and Noble “Discover New Writers” selection, as a Minnesota State University “Distinguished Alumni,” and with many literary and service grants, nominations, and awards. She has a Master…
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Clare Hexom

Clare Hexom is an American novelist. A native of Ohio, Hexom and her family have resided in Minnesota for many years and are proud to call this beautiful land home. She holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. Her paranormal suspense novel, The Truth About Mallory Bain was her…
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Christine Husom

Christine Husom is a national best-selling author from Buffalo, Minnesota. She pens the medium-boiled Winnebago County Mysteries, and the cozy, but not too cozy, Snow Globe Shop Mysteries. She has stories in six anthologies and co-edited one. Her latest titles are Death To The Dealers and Cold Way To Go. Husom trained with the St.…
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Gary Kaunonen

Gary Kaunonen, Ph.D., is a historian of culture, labor, and immigration and a documentary filmmaker based in Willmar, Minnesota. His work includes the 2018 Hognander Minnesota History Award winner, Fanned Flames: A History of the 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike, and two award-winning books about Michigan, Challenge Accepted: A Finnish Immigrant Response to Industrial America…
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Genny Zak Kieley

Kieley has been writing nonfiction memoir, history, and nostalgia for more than 30 years. She meets with two writers groups regularly and has a warm, often humorous, hometown style of writing.
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Athena Kildegaard

Athena Kildegaard grew up in St. Peter, Minnesota, and, after having lived in Chicago, Austin TX, Oxford MS, New Orleans, and central Mexico, now lives and teaches in western Minnesota. Her poems have been set to music by Linda Kachelmeier, Libby Larsen, Jake Endres, and others. She has experience teaching people of all ages, is…
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Mary Krugerud

Mary Krugerud’s B.A. in Writing from Metropolitan State University led to a career in grant development at Normandale Community College. Her independent projects focused on historical tuberculosis. Krugerud’s book, Interrupted Lives: Tuberculosis in Minnesota and Glen Lake Sanatorium, detailed how patients experienced treatment at a sanatorium. In 2015, she received a Minnesota Historical Society Legacy…
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