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Friday, October 26 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Elementary Authors Panel 1

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A panel of our guest authors who write for elementary grades

Art Coulson    
Cori Doerrfeld
Mary Losure
Patrick Mader
Stephen Shaskan
Trisha Speed Shaskan
Lisa M Bolt Simons
Brandon Vreeman
Kari Van Wakeren

Authors
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Art Coulson

Art Coulson is a writer, editor and storyteller who served as the first executive director of the Wilma Mankiller Foundation in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, after a 25-year career in journalism. The foundation, which carries on Wilma’s legacy of social justice and community... Read More →
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Cori Doerrfeld

Cori Doerrfeld is a full time author/illustrator who has helped create numerous books with both local and national publishers. Her books include titles such as The Rabbit Listened, Good Dog, and The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig. When Cori isn’t busy making books, she... Read More →
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Kari Van Wakeren

Kari van Wakeren is a Lutheran pastor, wife, and mom of two young kids.  She is also the author of the children’s book, Bubble Wrap Girl, which celebrates resilience and the courage to do hard things.  She and her family live in Alexandria, MN.  She can be reached at karivan... Read More →
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Lisa M Bolt Simons

Simons is a writer and a teacher. Her publications include over 30 nonfiction children's books, four middle grade novels, and the adult history book FARIBAULT WOOLEN MILL: LOOMED IN THE LAND OF LAKES. Accolades include an Honorable Mention for the McKnight Artist Fellowship and a... Read More →
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Mary Losure

From the titles, you might think Mary Losure’s books are fiction. But she assures you that every word of ISAAC THE ALCHEMIST: SECRETS OF ISAAC NEWTON, REVEAL’D is not only true, but documented with primary sources. So is WILD BOY: THE REAL LIFE OF THE SAVAGE OF AVEYRON and even... Read More →
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Patrick Mader

Patrick “Packy” Mader has a background in education, business, and agriculture, with a professional career as an elementary teacher and is the author of five books.  He grew up on a dairy farm near St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and has been a lifelong fan of sports at all levels... Read More →
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Stephen Shaskan

Stephen Shaskan is the author and illustrator of several picture books including: Big Choo, Toad on the Road, Max Speed, and The Three Triceratops Tuff. He is also the illustrator of the picture book Punk Skunks and the graphic novel series Q and Ray, both written by his wife Trisha... Read More →
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Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan has written over forty books for children, including the picture book Punk Skunks and the latest graphic novel in the series Q & Ray: Case #3: Foul Play at Elm Tree Park about a rat and hedgehog who solve mysteries, which are both illustrated by her husband Stephen... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Exhibit/Convention Center (Tennis Center)

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