Lake Minnetonka authors
For aspiring authors, getting their work published is a quest that can elicit as many goosebumps as reading a Stephen King novel.
Many dream of being the next J.K. Rowling, but realize after a few rejections that writing a happy ending is much easier than scoring one in real life. On the page, the writer controls their book’s plot from conflict to resolution. Off the page, outside forces in the form of literary agents and publishers are crucial to getting their novel in the hands of readers.
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From her childhood spent in rural southwestern Minnesota to her current lakeside residence in Mound, Connie Claire Szarke has always been inspired by the outdoors. “The natural world means a great deal to me,” says Szarke. “I love watching the change of seasons on the lake, the migrating waterfowl. I’ve always been an outdoor woman.” Read more about Local Author Connie Claire Szarke Inspired by Hometown
It’s rare in 2013 to find someone who spent any time on a farm as a child. It’s rarer still to find someone who spent their entire childhood on a farm.
Minnetonka resident Phyllis Alsdurf, an English professor at Bethel University, is one of those rare people. She recently penned a children’s book based on her experiences growing up on a dairy farm in southern Minnesota. It’s Milking Time was published in 2012 and tells the story of a young girl doing farm work with her father. Read more about Minnetonka Author Pens Children’s Book on Dairy Farming