After many years away, living in Los Angeles and traveling the world, Ruff returned to the Wayzata area last year.
There’s something about autumn that beckons to readers. As the leaves turn and the first flakes of snow start to fall, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a blanket, a mug of hot cocoa and, of course, a good book. Whether you’re nostalgic for summer days on the lake, or ready to let your imagination run wild, we’ve got you covered with two outstanding reads for teens and adults. And the best part? Both of our picks are truly homegrown from right here in our neck of the woods.
Edina Magazine asked five local authors with recent books what inspires them and what their writing muse is. Each one offered unique insight into what spurs their creative spark, along with a personal history about the books they have written.
Karen Kelly didn’t quit when Vantage Point, the publisher that offered to print her first novel, Prospice, suddenly closed its doors. Instead, the Edina mom self-published the book under her own trademark, Legitur Books. Prospice, which means “look ahead” in Latin, was released in hardcover in June and paperback in August; it has garnered praise throughout the independent wing of the publishing industry.