Lisa M. Bolt Simons has published more than 70 nonfiction and fiction children's books and middle grade novels, as well as an adult history title. She’s received several accolades for both her nonfiction and fiction. Originally from Colorado, she currently resides in a Minnesota town of 140ish. She's mom to adult twins and is a wife to a book-loving, outdoorsy guy.
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Lisa M. Bolt Simons has published more than 70 nonfiction and fiction children’s books, as well as five middle grade “choose your path” novels and an adult history book. She’s twice received an Honorable Mention for the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers in Children’s Literature (Young Adult). She's also received three Minnesota State Arts Board grants, a MNSCBWI Writing Mentorship, a Shabo Award for Children's Picture Book Writers, and an artist grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council. Lisa is a proud and slightly jealous mom to her math- and science-minded twin daughter and son, Jeri and Anthony. Originally from Colorado, Lisa lives in a Minnesota town of 140ish with her husband, who also loves to read.
Lisa M. Bolt Simons
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Host Mel Rosenberg with The Children's Literature Channel asks me about my newest books, mostly about the Northwest Passage graphic novel; how I got to be a writer; writing work-for-hire vs. "heart work" projects; and SCBWI.
This review is in Mary Ann Grossman's "Get smarter with these new nonfiction offerings"
in the Twin Cities' Pioneer Press; Grossman quoted one of my favorite lines in the book, too:
Photo with the anchors to the left; watch the interview:
Watch (yes, watch) my interview on KDHL Radio:
(fast forward to about 9:40)
Here's a post on the Faribault Woolen Mill from a local journalist team:
About the Magers & Quinn book event at Minnesota Monthly: