The finalists have been announced for the third annual Minnesota Author Project in the Adult and Young Adult Fiction and the Communities Create categories — please note three are from the Arrowhead Library System region, yay!

ADULT FICTION

The Wolf’s Trail by Thomas D. Peacock (Duluth Public Library)

50 Shades of Worf by Christopher Schmitz (Marshall-Lyon County Library)

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

The Stolen Kingdom by Bethany Atazadeh (Hennepin County Library)

The Curse of Moose Lake by Bethany Helwig (Moose Lake Public Library)

We Survivors by L.J. Thomas (Rochester Public Library)

COMMUNITIES CREATE

The World in Our Palms: 2018-2019 Selected Works from the COMPAS Creative Classroom Programsubmitted by COMPAS

Going Coastal: An Anthology of Lake Superior Short Stories, submitted by Lake Superior Writers

Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writingsubmitted by Literacy Minnesota

Legacies: Poetic Living Willssubmitted by Northfield Poet Laureate and Northfield Public Library

Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquiresubmitted by Planting People Growing Justice

Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resiliencesubmitted by Saint Paul Almanac

Winners will be announced at the 2020 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference and will receive $1,000, sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs.  Winners will also be honored at an Indie Author Project Celebration, be included in a full-page print spread in Library Journal, and have opportunities to promote their work around the state.

All titles are available in MN Writes MN Reads BiblioBoard Library here:  https://library.biblioboard.com/module/indie-minnesota