ANIKA FAJARDO was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. She is the author of Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family. Her middle-grade novel, What If a Fish, will be published in 2020 by Simon & Schuster. A writer, editor, and teacher, she lives in the very literary city of Minneapolis.
I’m so excited to visit Lake Country Booksellers in White Bear Lake, MN. My great-aunt was one of the founders. She’s the person who gave me my first set of Anne of Green Gables when I turned 12, which ultimately played a big role in turning me into a writer. I wish she were here today to see it.