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.
The nonprofit organization, Success Beyond the Classroom, brings young people together to learn from published authors about the ins and outs of the writing world. The Young Authors Conference is held at Bethel College May 28-31, 2019, and is open to 4th-8th graders. I will be teaching a session on telling true stories.