November 21, 2016

I'm happy that my bilingual language books are part of the Multicultural Children's Book Day Celebration, coming January 21. Here is my guest blog post for the event.

August 2, 2016

A short review of my books were included in the August 2016 issue. Thank you!

You can read it here

July 19, 2016

Letters of Note recently published Vonnegut’s contribution to a Volkswagen ad campaign that ran in TIME magazine in 1988. The campaign asked authors to write letters to those living 100 years in the future. Here is his letter:


Ladies & Gentlemen of A.D. 2088:

It has b...

July 14, 2016

When Bronwen Dickey's new book, Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon, came out last month, she hoped to positively advance the debate regarding pit bulls.

Instead, she became a target, according to this Washington Post article. 

It's all kinds of wrong to harass an...

June 21, 2016

If you haven’t heard of Mort(e), take a chance and pick up a copy. “With sly references to Orwell’s Animal Farm, Robert Repino puts a nicely modern post-apocalyptic overlay on the fable of animals taking over the world.” The sequel, D’arc, will be out next year.

June 4, 2016

Minneapolis Star Tribune released their Summer Reading List. I'm happy to see my recommendation of The Desert Goddess series by M.L. Doyle made the list.

May 2, 2016

This is an outstanding collection of hilarious and heartbreaking military poetry and verse by Randy Brown, also known as Charlie Sherpa. Some of the pieces have appeared in So It Goes, the Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Midwestern Gothic, to name a fe...

March 14, 2016


MN Invents is the first in a series of books which showcase the wonderful history of Minnesota’s culture of innovation and invention. Ranging from Rollerblades, Twister, the pop-up toaster, submarines and of course Spam.


The book was written and designed by Replace, a...

February 6, 2016

I’m thrilled that my short story, How to Make Bosnian Chicken Salad, was selected for the Women Veterans themed issue of O-Dark Thirty, the quarterly literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project.

You can order a copy or read it :

January 23, 2016

The Book of Lost Verses, by Mark Humes, displays his vivid artwork of colors, patterns and shapes. Humes, a disabled Army veteran, found that words were too limiting for the raw expression of his thoughts and feelings, so he turned to producing visual works of art. You...

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Book Awards
Bilingual Children's Series

2015 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers in Creative Prose

2014 AIGA MN Design Award for I Know how to Ni Hao

 illustrator Lucas Richards

Short stories and poetry

How to make Bosnian Chicken Salad

Hello! America

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