MN Authors

Charmed, For Sure

Charmed, For Sure

I tend to avoid essay collections/memoirs by bloggers. This is a little strange, considering I’m an aspiring author with a blog that will be 16 years old this month. But a lot of times when I see a blogger get a book deal I shrug and think “Meh.” To be…
Scott on Scott

Scott on Scott

I’m going through a bit of a Scott Jurek phase right now that started with reading Born to Run and was helped along when he recently distance-ran the shit out of the Appalachian Trail. It helps that he grew up here in Northeastern Minnesota and before he ever won a big-deal…
Pretty Sweet

Pretty Sweet

My favorite part of Fast Food Nation when I read it back in 2001 was the parts about the flavor factories in New Jersey. At least I think they were in NJ. I’m going with it since it’s been thirteen years since I read that book and about thirteen days…
Midwestern Gothic

Midwestern Gothic

Here’s a confession: when a book’s description mentions how it takes place in 18something, my eyes immediately glaze over from anticipated boredom. Same goes for anything that takes place during any war be it Civil, World, Gulf. . . you get the idea. I am a reader with many prejudices.…
This One’s Going to Leave a Mark

This One’s Going to Leave a Mark

Disclosure: I adore Carrie Mesrobian. She is my one of my very favorite Twitterers. Also, we like to watch the music-themed soap opera “Nashville” together — she on her couch in a northern Twin Cities suburb, me on my couch in a southern Twin Cities suburb. And while this annoys…
Sex & Violence

Sex & Violence

Evan Carter is used to being the Eternal New Guy. Moved from school to school because of his father’s work schedule, Evan is never around long enough to make friends. He’s also not interested in relationships with women, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t hook up. He knows how to…