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Fiction Authors

Bernie DuBois

Author Bernie DuBois been in education -- both teaching and administration -- at the college level for most of her career, and now teaches accounting at Bemidji State University. 

Her latest book is Gift from the Garden. Much like Anne Morrow Lindberg’s Gift from the Sea, DuBois applies a gentle approach to the changes and phases that happen in a woman’s life, and she compares these stages to plants in a garden. In this graceful, poignant book, DuBois shares her musings on belonging and community; healing and nurturing; and handling life in today’s frenzied society. Drawing inspiration from her garden, her anecdotes are filled with humor and compassion for women’s dilemmas. As Bernie says in her introduction,

“where there is green there is hope, and . . . failure (or better put, a lack of success) is only temporary because each spring there is indeed a new beginning. Move a plant here, trim a tree there, and we have a different view of the world. We can become like our gardens – renewing and redefining ourselves, every year starting a fresh cycle of our lives.”

She describes her inspiration for Game Over, her first work of fiction:

A family member suffered from complusive gambling, and her struggle inspired me to write about a woman who had a similar fate. But in doing the research for the book, I realized how there are many layers to the American love of gambling, and that tribes have become dependent on the revenue streams from their casinos. Of course, in the name of research I came to love many parts of gambling, and I can truly relate to the complexities of the addiction.

We think you'll find her novel compelling. Here she is reading a page of Game Over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY3OtatUypU

Here is Bernie DuBois talking about publishing trends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJiSWDKuQZA

Here is Bernie DuBois discussing editing and changes that publishers must face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji2OYVQh9Oo

Here is Bernie DuBois reading her Color, Color, Where Are You Color? children's book that she wrote under her name Mary Koski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY3OtatUypU


Alan 'Lindy' Linda

Experience, educations, accomplishments and failures, all of those had to come together simultaneously to have placed Lindy in a position to become a weekly columnist for Ottertail County's largest newspaper, the Fergus Falls Daily Journal over 20 years ago. Since then, other local newspapers have picked up his column, The Prairie Spy.  Lindy is an extraordinary story-teller, filling his stories with tales of his characters, his years in the hardware store business, his teaching of Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) at the local community college, his raising of three daughters, and life in general.

An early band that he joined -- The Legends -- is in the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He continues to write music and performs his songs in many local venues. He also operates an organic apple orchard on his property.

Here he is doing a reading about his granddaughter at the Grass Roots Nursery in Ottertail, Minnesota  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImI5vAo1lLo

Here is Lindy doing a reading about drug use and his time in Vietnam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmObgyW0HHo

Here is Lindy describing a bit about his background .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taZxHiY0Mh0

Here is Lindy talking about attorney issues and writing his columns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfouqQvpzZw

Here is Lindy talking about his inspirations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydmepya4110

Lindy is discussing his evolving style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TivvyoZ2nYg

Here is Lindy reading his pig story:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmObgyW0HHo

Lindy discusses getting into mischief in Vietnam:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYOPEyVzKiY


Non-Fiction Authors

Michael Steven Gregory

Award-winning screenwriter and director Michael Steven Gregory turns his love of writing to the sport he loves - disc golf. Gregory periodically teaches screenwriting at the University of California, San Diego and is director of the Indie Filmmaker's Boot camp for the American Academy of Arts. He has been an avid disc golfer for the past several years. He lives in San Diego, California.

Jeff Lewis

A native of Scranton, PA, Jeff Lewis is Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for Mercy Health Partners. He also serves as a national media relations consultant for clients, including the University of California-Berkeley, Texas A&M University, Michigan State University, The College of William and Mary, and the Compaq Computer Corporation. He served as the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Gehrung Associates, a national media relations company.

Dick Jones

The owner of Dick Jones Communications, a program counseling and national media relations firm, he serves colleges and universities, including Texas Christian University, the University of Denver, the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, the University of Richmond, and Roanoke College. He has been the public relations director for four years at the University of Scranton, and worked in the news bureau of Penn State's Department of Public Information and Relations for five years.

Both Jeff Lewis and Dick Jones have been published in numerous professional journals and have ghostwritten articles for the New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Their clients have appeared in the aforementioned newspapers and also on CNN, CNNfn, ABC World News Tonight, C-SPAN, and National Public Radio.


Children's Book Authors

Dr. Mary B. Koski

Author Mary Koski, Ed., has turned her enthusiasm and energy to children's writing after being a college educator for 15 years, creating several children's picture books.

Having raised two children, Koski says, "There is a great need for books that teach while they entertain. Parents and children yearn for fun and facts in the same story, yet it takes a special book to do both. That's what I always hope to accomplish." Her Impatient Pamela ® books and her latest book, Color, Color, Where Are You, Color? do just that. Her latest lyrical rhymes teach children to slow down and look at nature to discover all the colors that nature has to offer.

She has been a guest author at the English Festival in Ohara, Japan, and she travels around the country to read her books and do safety presentations.  Dr. Koski has been featured on numerous television, including C-SPAN's Book TV show, and on over 400 talk radio shows, presenting her award-winning books.

Her awards include the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval, l998, for Impatient Pamela Calls 9-1-1 and again in 2002 for Impatient Pamela Wants A Bigger Family; Children's Choices 2000 and Writer's Digest Honorable Mention for Impatient Pamela Asks Why Are My Feet So Huge?; and Writers Notes selection for Color, Color, Where Are You, Color? in 2005.

She belongs to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and has given presentations for children at the Arrowhead Reading Association, the Duluth Library Lecture Series, and many other groups; she has also presented for writers at the Southern California Writer's Conference and the Southwestern Author's Association.

Koski has changed her name since writing for children, and is now known as Mary DuBois. She writes her fiction work using the pen name, Bernie DuBois.

Sarah Overland

Sarah Overland received her bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Minnesota with a minor in German, and she did graduate work at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, in International Business. She has been a consultant for McKinsey & Company, an international consulting firm.

Living in Norway and having a summer home in the U.S she is widely traveled, and often takes her three young, multi-lingual children on international flights. She recognizes the value of being able to reassure children about staying safe in the world, and being careful not to get sick on vacations.

Overland says, "It's important not to frighten children, yet at the same time, we need to give them good skills for staying healthy and strong. Washing their hands is one such skill. I'm pleased to be a small part in helping children learn those important skills. And Pamela does so with such fun!"

Phil Strong

As a young man Phil Stong, author of Honk: The Moose, taught high school in Biwabik, Minnesota, a town in an area of northeastern Minnesota called the Mesabi Iron Range. He was fascinated by the ethnic groups in town and chose to portray Finnish immigrants in this book for children. His most famous work was published in 1932 – State Fair, later a hit movie by Rogers and Hammerstein.