Minnesota Authors


Scott Newstok is a KAXE/KBXE member from Memphis, Tennessee who spends his summers in northern MN.  He's also a  professor of English and founding director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes College.  A parent and an award-winning teacher, he is the author of Quoting Death in Early Modern England and the editor of several other books.


Hayim Herring joined us recently to talk about his latest book - Connecting Generations Bridging the Boomer, Gen X and Millennial Divide. 

Social isolation, loneliness, and suicide are conditions we associate with the elderly. But these issues have sharply increased across the younger generations. Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and post-Millennials all report a declining number of friends and an increasing number of health issues associated with loneliness.

Carissa Andrews lives in Crosslake, MN.  She's a graphic designer, a freelance writer, raises five kids and is a prolific author.  Andrews has published several books, both fiction and nonfiction.  She will facilitate a series of writing workshops this winter at the Brainerd Public Library aimed at helping teen and adult writers hone their craft, overcome self doubt and get their work both published and selling.  She  recently spoke with Area Voic

A radio story about wolves ignited a curiosity in author Joanna Dymond.  Her wonder about wolves being taken off the endangered species list inspired a passion for researching the creatures.


Music fuses with literature this Thursday at the Grand Rapids Area Library when Minnesota Book Award Winners Melanie Hoffert, Margi Preus, and Matt Rasmussen join forces with the musical stylings of Ipsifendus Collective.  The public is invited to check out this unique experience Thursday, September 14th at 7pm.

News and Public Affairs Director Heidi Holtan talks with Minnesota author Kathleen Novak about her new book Do Not Find Me.  The book is up for a Minnesota Book Award.  The author shares her thoughts on the characters, the plot line and the inspiration behind the book.