i live in the best state

In 2008 the voters of Minnesota approved The Legacy Amendment to support, among other things, the arts and culture of the state. Thanks to the Amendment, Minnesota supports its artists and art organizations with funding that has lasting benefits.

I'm overjoyed to have my 2018 grant request approved for the Artist Initiative Grant. I'll be working on my middle-grade novel, as well as bringing kids into nature to enjoy some readings by local writers for children.

The last two grants I received made a priceless difference in my writing, my artistic practice, and my career. They also had ripple effects on the other artists and organizations I partnered with. I'm so grateful, Minnesota.