Minnesota Authors and Illustrators

A directory of Minnesota authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults, who present programs in libraries, schools, and community agencies.


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All Authors and Illustrators

To be listed on this site you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Located in Minnesota
  • Published author or illustrator of children's and/or young adult's books
    (Note: Vanity and/or self-publishing is not sufficient to be included.)
  • Be willing to present to libraries, schools, community agencies, conferences, etc.

If you meet these qualifications, please feel free to submit your information for consideration.

Note: Listings are published at Metronet's discretion. Contact us with questions.

Last Name, First Name
Amato, Joseph
Amundson, Susan
Avasthi, Swati
Bartholomew, Lois Thompson
Bauer, Marion Dane
Bauer, Patricia
Bouwman, Heather
Brooks, Erik
Brown, Jackie
Buettner, Dan
Bullard, Lisa
Calvert, Patricia
Carlson, Nancy
Casanova, Mary
Cazin, Lorraine Jolian
Chall, Marsha
Chicoine, Stephen
Chmielarz, Sharon
Collins, Carolyn Strom
Coy, John
Cumbie, Patricia
Davis, Terry
DeGezelle, Terri
Dines, Carol
Dodson, Liz
Dokas, Dara
Draper, Melissa
Duden, Jane
Durbin, William
Edwards, Michelle
Ellsworth, Loretta
Falkingham, Jeff
Fehring, Gary W.
Frahm, Amelia
Franklin, Kristine
Frasier, Debra
Fredrickson, Gordon W.
Frisch, Carlienne
Fulton, Bob
Gaffron, Norma
Gamer, Ron
Gammell, Stephen
Garthwaite, Lynn
Geister, David
Graves, Bonnie
Gray, Dianne E.
Gustafson, Angela
Harbo, Gary
Harris, Moira F.
Hartman, Carrie
Hautman, Pete
Haynes, Max
Helminski, Peg
Hines, Jerry
Homstad, Daniel W.
Howe, Jonathan W.
Humphrey, Sandra McLeod
Iverson, Carol
Jacobson, Ryan
Johnson, Lois Walfrid
Johnston, Lissa
Jonell, Lynne
Kalibabky, Mike
Kehoe, Tim
Koblas, John
LaRochelle, David
Latimer, Jim
Levin, Bridget
Lichtenheld, Tom
Loewen, Nancy
Lucente, Kelly
Mader, Patrick
Mangal, Melina
Maurer, Tracy Nelson
McCabe, Schelli
McLerran, Alice
Meister, Cari
Monk, Isabell
Monroe, Judy
Murray-Gibson, Lynnette
Nelson, Nan Ferring
Neuberger, Anne
Nielsen, Nancy J.
Oeltjenbruns, Joni
Olofsdotter, Marie
Opheim, Sandra
Osofsky, Audrey
Patterson, Don
Pellowski, Anne
Peters, Lisa Westberg
Peterson, Forrest
Porter, Anthony Peyton
Preus, Margi
Qualey, Marsha
Quinn, Patrick
Reisberg, Joanne Anderson
Rekela, George R.
Rent, Thomas Michael
Rettmer, Georgia
Riley, Lehman
Ritz, Karen
Roberts, Mike
Root, Phyllis
Rosinsky, Natalie M.
Salas, Laura Purdie
Sawyer-Aitch, Anne
Schoenberg, Jill
Schultz, Jan Neubert
Schwandt, Stephen
Shaskan, Stephen
Shofner, Shawndra
Sidman, Joyce
Simar, Candace
Sommerdorf, Norma
Sorenson, Margo
Sotnak, Lewann
Stahl, Jim
Stringer, Lauren
Sullivan, Kathryn
Swain, Gwenyth
Swanson, Susan Marie
Swenson, Grace Stageberg
Thimmesh, Catherine
Thornley, Stew
Van Risseghem, Kristin
Wargin, Kathy-jo
Warren, Sarah
Watson, Stephanie
Weidt, Maryann N.
Whitmore, Arvella
Wilcox, Charlotte
Wohnoutka, Mike
Ylvisaker, Anne
Zachel, Gretchen

About the Project

The Minnesota Authors and Illustrators project updates the inventory of Minnesota writer resources Authors and Illustrators as Program Resources: Minnesota Creators of Juvenile Books by Doris Pagel. This book has been a major educational resource for teachers around the state who want to get published authors and illustrators into their classrooms. The Minnesota Authors and Illustrators project was funded by a grant from the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

This Authors and Illustrators database serves to make librarians, teachers, and other community leaders aware of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults, who present programs in libraries, schools, and community agencies, as well as speak at conferences. Each author/illustrator provided the information that appears under each of the headings. We are indebted to Doris Pagel who originally collected and published information on Minnesota Authors and Illustrators in the first two editions of her book in 1991 and 1997.