More news!

I’m so excited to be able to share my good news (finally)! My middle-grade novel WHAT IF A FISH is scheduled for publication by Simon & Schuster in summer 2020.

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The artist behind the cover

Thanks to Twitter, I just “met” the talented artist who designed the cover of Magical Realism for Non-Believers when she shared the cover picture.

Kimberly Glyder is an illustrator and book designer whose work has appeared on covers from University of Minnesota Press, local Graywolf, and the big houses. Take a moment to check out her website, especially her stunning illustrations.

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UMP Catalog

Even though the official launch of my debut memoir Magical Realism for Non-Believers is still six months away, the publishing process is well underway. Catalog copy for the book is on the U of MN Press website and the book is available for pre-order.

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Motivation

The local Twin Cities public libraries, in partnership with the Loft Literary Center, offer free writing classes (thanks, Minnesota State Arts Board). First Pages, as this program is known, allows community members to taste-test writing classes taught by Loft teaching artists. I love teaching in this program because the students are grateful for a free class and are usually ready to explore writing. It’s fun to be the teacher watching beginning (or returning) writers find the bug.

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