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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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 Web Site
Amato, Joseph
Amundson, Susanhttp://www.toysammy.com
Avasthi, Swatihttp://www.swatiavasthi.com
Bartholomew, Lois Thompsonhttp://www.loisthompsonbartholomew.com/
Bauer, Marion Danehttp://www.mariondanebauer.com
Bauer, Patriciahttp://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/
Bouwman, Heatherhttp://www.hmbouwman.com
Brooks, Erikhttp://www.erikbrooks.com
Brown, Jackiehttp://jackiebrown.info
Buettner, Danhttp://www.classroom.com/home.asp
Bullard, Lisahttp://www.lisabullard.com
Calvert, Patricia
Carlson, Nancyhttp://www.nancycarlson.com/
Casanova, Maryhttp://www.marycasanova.com/
Cazin, Lorraine Jolian
Chall, Marshahttp://www.marshachall.com
Chicoine, Stephenhttp://www.freedomhistory.com
Chmielarz, Sharon
Collins, Carolyn Strom
Coy, Johnhttp://www.johncoy.com/
Cumbie, Patriciahttp://www.patriciacumbie.com
Davis, Terry
DeGezelle, Terrihttp://www.terridegezelle.com
Dines, Carol
Dodson, Lizhttp://www.angelfire.com/mn/ldodson
Dokas, Darahttp://www.daradokas.com
Draper, Melissahttp://www.acrespublishing.com
Duden, Jane
Durbin, Williamhttp://www.williamdurbin.com
Edwards, Michellehttp://www.michelledwards.com
Ellsworth, Lorettahttp://www.lorettaellsworth.com
Fehring, Gary W.
Frahm, Ameliahttp://www.nutcrackerpublishing.com
Franklin, Kristinehttp://www.kristinefranklin.com
Frasier, Debrahttp://www.debrafrasier.com
Fredrickson, Gordon W.http://www.gordonfredrickson.com
Frisch, Carlienne
Fulton, Bobhttp://www.picklebumppress.com
Gaffron, Norma
Gamer, Ronhttp://www.rongamer.com
Gammell, Stephen
Garthwaite, Lynnhttp://www.dirklesmat.com
Geister, Davidhttp://davidgeister.com
Gilseth, Margaret Chrislock
Graves, Bonniehttp://www.childrensnetworkliterature.org
Gray, Dianne E.www.prairievoices.com
Gustafson, Angelahttp://www.ootbooks.com
Hanson, Warrenhttp://www.warrenhanson.com/
Harbo, Garyhttp://www.garyharbo.com
Harris, Moira F.http://www.pogopress.com/home.html
Hartman, Carriehttp://www.carriehartman.com
Hautman, Petehttp://www.petehautman.com
Haynes, Maxhttp://www.sweet-mystery.com/
Helminski, Peg
Hines, Jerryhttp://jerryehines.com
Homstad, Daniel W.
Howe, Jonathan W.http://www.jonathanhowe.com
Humphrey, Sandra McLeodhttp://www.kidscandoit.com
Iverson, Carol
Jacobson, Ryanhttp://www.ryanjacobsononline.com
Johnson, Lois Walfridhttp://www.lwjbooks.com/
Johnston, Lissahttp://home.comcast.net/~lissaj
Jonell, Lynnehttp://www.lynnejonell.com
Kalibabky, Mike
Kehoe, Timhttp://timkehoe.com
Koblas, Johnhttp://www.mnriv.com/koblas.html
LaRochelle, Davidhttp://www.davidlarochelle.com
Latimer, Jim
Levin, Bridgethttp://www.frogcatcher.com
Lichtenheld, Tom
Loewen, Nancyhttp://www.nancyloewen.com
Lucente, Kellyhttp://www.byebyemonstershop.com
Mader, Patrickhttp://www.patrickmader.com
Mangal, Melinahttp://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/aifolder
Maurer, Tracy Nelsonhttp://www.tracymaurerwriter.com
McCabe, Schelli
McLerran, Alicehttp://www.AliceMcLerran.com/
Meister, Carihttp://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/aifolder
Monk, Isabell
Monroe, Judy
Murray-Gibson, Lynnettehttp://www.clarameetsmrtwiddles.com
Nelson, Nan Ferring
Neuberger, Annehttp://www.anneneuberger.com
Nielsen, Nancy J.
Oeltjenbruns, Jonihttp://www.jonibooks.com
Olofsdotter, Mariehttp://www.marieolofsdotter.com
Opheim, Sandrahttp://www.creatingedumaterials.com/
Osofsky, Audrey
Patterson, Donhttp://www.hindsightlimited.com/
Pellowski, Anne
Peters, Lisa Westberghttp://www.lisawestbergpeters.com
Peterson, Forresthttp://www.forrestpeterson.com
Porter, Anthony Peytonhttp://www.porterbooks.com
Preus, Margihttp://www.margipreus.com
Qualey, Marshahttp://www.marshaqualey.com
Quinn, Patrick
Reisberg, Joanne Andersonhttp://www.joannereisberg.com
Rekela, George R.
Rent, Thomas Michaelhttp://www.fearlessthinkers.com
Rettmer, Georgiahttp://www.ittakestwo.com/
Riley, Lehmanhttp://www.papalemonedu.com
Ritz, Karenhttp://www.karenritz.net
Roberts, Mike
Root, Phyllis
Rosinsky, Natalie M.
Salas, Laura Purdiehttp://www.laurasalas.com
Sawyer-Aitch, Annehttp://www.nalahandthepinktiger.com
Schoenberg, Jillhttp://www.journalbuddies.com
Schultz, Jan Neubert
Schwandt, Stephen
Shofner, Shawndrahttp://www.shawndrashofner.com
Sidman, Joycehttp://www.joycesidman.com
Simar, Candacehttp://www.candacesimar.com
Sommerdorf, Norma
Sorenson, Margohttp://www.members.aol.com/msorenso/sorenson.html
Sotnak, Lewann
Stahl, Jimhttp://www.jimstahlart.com
Stringer, Laurenhttp://www.laurenstringer.com
Sullivan, Kathrynhttp://kathrynsullivan.com
Swain, Gwenythhttp://www.gwenythswain.com
Swanson, Susan Marie
Swenson, Grace Stageberg
Thimmesh, Catherinehttp://www.catherinethimmesh.com
Thornley, Stewhttp://www.stewthornley.net/
Warren, Sarahhttp://sarahwbooks.com
Watson, Stephaniehttp://www.stephanie-watson.com
Weidt, Maryann N.http://www.maryannweidt.com
Whitmore, Arvella
Wilcox, Charlotte
Wohnoutka, Mikehttp://mikewohnoutka.com
Ylvisaker, Annehttp://www.anneylvisaker.com
Zachel, Gretchenhttp://www.gretchenzachel.com/
     

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.