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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Category - NonFiction

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
Bauer, Marion Dane
Buettner, Dan
Calvert, Patricia
Casanova, Mary
Cazin, Lorraine Jolian
Chicoine, Stephen
Collins, Carolyn Strom
DeGezelle, Terri
Dodson, Liz
Duden, Jane
Durbin, William
Frisch, Carlienne
Gaffron, Norma
Graves, Bonnie
Gustafson, Angela
Harbo, Gary
Harris, Moira F.
Helminski, Peg
Hines, Jerry
Humphrey, Sandra McLeod
Iverson, Carol
Johnston, Lissa
Koblas, John
LaRochelle, David
Loewen, Nancy
Mangal, Melina
Maurer, Tracy Nelson
Monroe, Judy
Nielsen, Nancy J.
Osofsky, Audrey
Pellowski, Anne
Peters, Lisa Westberg
Porter, Anthony Peyton
Preus, Margi
Reisberg, Joanne Anderson
Rekela, George R.
Rent, Thomas Michael
Ritz, Karen
Roberts, Mike
Root, Phyllis
Rosinsky, Natalie M.
Salas, Laura Purdie
Schoenberg, Jill
Shofner, Shawndra
Sommerdorf, Norma
Sorenson, Margo
Sotnak, Lewann
Swain, Gwenyth
Swanson, Susan Marie
Swenson, Grace Stageberg
Thimmesh, Catherine
Thornley, Stew
Wargin, Kathy-jo
Warren, Sarah
Weidt, Maryann N.
Wilcox, Charlotte
Ylvisaker, Anne

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.