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    Books by CWP Alumni, Students, and Faculty

    CWP students -- past and present -- are known for making their mark on the literary landscape and in their professional, artistic, and civic communities.

    We are proud to present the many book publications by our current MFA and MFAC students, alumni, and faculty.
    Scroll through the extensive list of all CWP alumni, student, and faculty book publications below or sort the announcements by program.

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    Full List: CWP Book Publications

    ELIZABETH J. ANDREW, MFA '97

    Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir, Skinner House, 2005
    On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness, Basic Books, 2005
    Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir, Skinner House Books, 2000

    DAVID ATHEY, MFA '01

    Hunting and Gathering Heaven, Bellowing Ark Press, 2000
    Danny Gospel, Bethany House, 2008

    MEGAN ATWOOD, MFAC '09

    The Paranormalists, Darby Creek Publishers, 2012  
    Last Desserts, Darby Creek Publishers, 2011  
    Connor and Clara Build a Concrete Poem, Norwood House Press, 2011

    CHERYL BARDOE, MFAC '10

    The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011
    Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010
    Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2006

    GEORGIA BEAVERSON (as Aiden Beaverson), MFAC '12
     
    The Hidden Arrow of Maether
    Delacorte, 2000

    EILEEN BEHA, MFA '07

    Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog, Bloomsbury USA Children's, 2009

    PAT BAUER, MALS '94

    B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet, Sleeping Bear Press, 2009

    JANE BEDELL (as J.M. Bedell), MFA '06

    Hildur, Queen of the Elves, Interlink Publishing, 2006
    Finding Courage: History’s Young Heroes and..., Beyond Words Press, 2004 

    JOHN D. BESSLER, MFA '05

    Cruel and Unusual: The American Death Penalty and... , Northeastern UP, 2012
    Writing for Life: The Craft of Writing for Everyday Living, Bottlecap Books, 2007
    Legacy of Violence: Lynch Mobs and Executions in Minnesota, U of MN Press, 2004
    Kiss of Death: America’s Love Affair with the Death Penalty, Northeastern UP, 2003
    Death in the Dark: Midnight Executions in America , Northeastern UP, 1998

    CAROL PEARCE BJORLIE, MFA '01

    Behind the Cello, Main Street Rag, 2012

    MOLLY BURNHAM, MFAC '10

    Tent Boy
    , forthcoming from Katherine Tegan Books 

    MIRIAM BUSCH GOIN, MFAC '14

    Lion, Lion
    (picture book)
    Bray/HarperCollins, 2014 

    Storms!
    (early reader)
    National Geographic, 2009

    SHERRYL CLARK, MFAC (current)


    Runaways
    Puffin Australia, 2013

    Dying to Tell Me
    , Kane/Miller, 2011  
    Bone Song, Cutting Edge series

    ... and more than 50 books for children and young adults

    SARA DAILEY, MFA 11

    Earlier Lives, Dos Madres Press, 2012

    DEBORAH DAVIS, MFAC '12

    Not Like You
    Clarion, 2007

    You Look Too Young to be a Mom: Teen Mothers Speak Out on Love, Learning, and Success
    Perigree, 2004

    My Brother Has AIDS
    A Jean Karl Book, Atheneum, 1994

    The Secret of the Seal
    Crown Publishers, 1989          

    JILL DAVIS, MFAC '12

    Orangutans Are Ticklish, Schwartz & Wade, 2010
    The First Rule of Little Brothers, Knopf, 2008

    KIRSTEN DIERKING, MALS '94

    Northern Oracle, Spout Press, 2007
    One Red Eye, Holy Cow! Press, 2001 

    NAOMI KINSMAN DOWNING, MFAC ‘11 (as Naomi Kinsman)  

    Brilliant Hues, Zonderkidz, 2012
    Waves of Light, Zonderkidz, 2012
    Flickering Hope, Zonderkidz, 2011
    Shades of Truth
    , Zonderkidz, 2011

    LOIS WEST DUFFY

    Zillah’s Gift, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2009

    ANN CHRISTY DYBVIK, MALS '08

    Images of America: Menomonie, Arcadia Press, 2007

    LORETTA ELLSWORTH, MFAC '09 

    Unforgettable, Walker Books for Young Readers, 2011
    In a Heartbeat, Walker & Company/Macmillan, 2010
    In Search of Mockingbird, Henry Holt, 2007
    The Shrouding Woman, Henry Holt, 2002

    JOANNE ESSER, MFA ’02

    I Have Always Wanted Lightning, Finishing Line Press, 2011

    BRIAN FARREY, MFA '08

    The Shadowhand Covenant, HarperCollins Childrens, 2013
    The Vengekeep Prophecies, HarperCollins Childrens, 2012
    With or Without You, Simon Pulse, 2011


    SHERRIE FERNANDEZ-WILLIAMS, MFA '05
    Soft: A Memoir, North Star Press, 2014 


     MARY FIRESTONE, MFA ’04

    Top 50 Reasons to Care about Elephants, Enslow, 2010
    Top 50 Reasons to Care about Tigers, Enslow, 2010
    Top 50 Reasons to Care about Pandas, Enslow, 2010
    Top 50 Reasons to Care about Rhinos, Enslow, 2010

    ELIZABETH FIXMER, MFAC '09 

    Saint Training, ZonderKidz, 2010

    PATTI FRAZEE, MFA '02

    Out of Harmony, CreateSpace, 2012
    cirkus, Alyson, 2006

    DIANNE GRAY, MALS '96

    Tomorrow, the River, Houghton Mifflin, 2006
    Together Apart, Houghton Mifflin, 2003
    Holding Up the Earth, Houghton Mifflin, 2001

    MOLLY BETH GRIFFIN, MFAC '09 
    Rhoda's Rock Hunt, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014

    Silhouette of a Sparrow, Milkweed Editions, 2012
    Loon Baby, Houghton Mifflin, 2011

    CARLA HAGEN, MFA '02

    Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, North Star Press

    DAVID HAIGHT, MFA '98

    Overdrive, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2005

    ANGELA HALLSTROM, MFA '05

    Bound On Earth, Parables Press, 2008
    Dispensation: Latter-Day Fiction, editor, Zarahemla Books, 2010

     PETE HEIDEN. MFA '09  

    Penelope and Pip Build a Prose Poem, Norwood House Press, 2011

    CHRISTINE HEPPERMAN, MFAC '10

    Poisoned Apples, Greenwillow Press, 2014
    City Chickens, Houghton Mifflin, 2012

    GEOFF HERBACH, MFA '06

    Fat Boy vs. The Cheerleader, Sourcebooks, 2014
    I'm with Stupid, Sourcebooks, 2013
    Nothing Special, Sourcebooks, 2012
    Stupid Fast, Sourcebooks, 2011
    The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg, Crown/Three Rivers Press, 2008

    BARBARA HERKERT, MFAC '09

    Glimpses of Life: The Story of Mary Cassatt, forthcoming from Christy Ottaviano Books 
    Sewing Stories
    : The Life of Harriet Powers, forthcoming from Knopf Children's

    LISA HIGGS, MFA '01

    Lodestar, Finishing Line Press, 2011

    MELANIE HOFFERT, MFA '08

    Prairie Silence, Beacon Press, 2013

    NICK HUPTON, MALS '08

    If I Know It's Coming, 
    North Star Press, 2012

    DONNA ISAAC, MFA '07

    Tommy, Red Dragonfly Press, 2009

    ANN IVERSON, MFA '99

    Art Lessons, Holy Cow! Press, 2011
    Definite Space, Holy Cow! Press, 2007
    Come Now to the Window, Laurel Poetry Collective, 2005

    PAMELA CARTER JOERN, MFA '00

    The Plain Sense of Things, University of Nebraska Press, 2008
    The Floor of the Sky, University of Nebraska Press, 2006

    JAMIE KALLIO, MFAC '11

    The Mayflower Compact (Foundations of Our Nation)
    Abdo Publishing Company, 2013

    Read On: Speculative Fiction for Teens
    Libraries Unlimited, 2012

    Bill Kennedy, MFAC '09
    Tramp: A T.K. and Associates Detective Story
    North Star Press, 2014

    NICOLE MARY KELBY, MFA '98 (as N.M. Kelby)

    White Truffles in Winter, W.W. Norton, 2011
    A Travel Guide for Restless Hearts: Stories, Borealis Books, 2009
    Murder at the Bad Girls’ Bar & Grill, Thorndike Press, 2008
    Whale Season, Random House, 2006
    Theater of the Stars, A Novel of Physics and Memory, Hyperion, 2003
    In the Company of Angels, Hyperion, 2001  

    SUSAN KOEFOD, MFA '04

    Washed Up, North Star Press, 2011
    Let Them Eat Crepes: Stories About the French Pancake, Lulu.com, 2011

    KATHLEEN LINDSAY, MFA '00

    Somewhere Between the Wind and Water, IGI Publishing, 2006

    NANCY LOEWEN, MFA ’07

    The Last Day of Kindergarten, Marshall Cavendish Children
    Four to the Pole! with Ann Bancroft, Linnet, 2001

    …and nearly 100 other books for children

    LARRY J. MATTHEWS, MALS '09

    The Silent Heart: A Personal Journey Back from Cardiac Arrest, iUniverse, 2012

    ANN H. MATZKE, MFAC '09

    Can You Guess?, Rourke, 2010
    Plus 1, Minus 1, Rourke, 2010

    TRACY NELSON MAURER, MFAC '09

    Noah Webster's Fighting Words
    forthcoming from Scholastic

    Storm Codes (picture book)
    Windward, 2007

    ... nearly 100 books for children and young adults 

    DEBRA MCARTHUR, MFAC '10

    A Voice for Kanzas, Kane/Miller, 2012

    JOHN  MEDEIROS, MFA '06
     
    couplets for a shrinking world, North Star Press, 2012   

    MINDY MEJIA, MFA '09

    The Dragon Keeper, Ashland Creek Press, 2012

    GARY METIVIER, MFAC '14

    Until Daddy Comes Home
    Pelican Publications, 2014

    Saluting Grandpa (picture book)
    Pelican Publications, 2012

    Willie's Wagon Series (early reader)
    Wild Horses Publication

    NATHAN R. MILLER, MFA '06

    Teaching in Circles: My Journeys in Teaching High School, Kaplan, 2008

    SUSAN MONTAG, MFA '07

    Finding the Way: A Tao for Down-to-Earth Pople, Nicolas-Hays Press, 2006

    STEPHEN MUESKE, MFA '02

    A Mnemonic for Desire, Ghost Road Press, 2006

    DIANNE MULLEN, MFAC '09

    Pieces of a Wreck
    , forthcoming from Charlesbridge

    NORA MURPHY, MFA '03

    Knitting the Threads of Time: Casting Back to the Heart, New World Library, 2009
    Twelve Branches, Stories from St. Paul, Coffee House Press, 2003

    DAVID OPPEGAARD, MFA '06

    And the Hills Opened Up, Burnt Bridge, 2014 
    Wormwood, Nevada, St. Martin’s Press, 2009
    The Suicide Collectors, St. Martin's Press, 2008

    BONNIE BEATSON PALMQUIST, MALS '90

    Time Frame, Galde Press, 2003
    Voices of Minnesota History, Galde Press

    PETER PEARSON, MFAC '12

    How to Eat an Airplane
    forthcoming from Katherine Tegen Books

    VICTORIA PETERSON-HILLEQUE, MFA '10

    Ana and Adam Build an Acrostic, Norwood House Press, 2011

    MICHELE HEATHER POLLOCK, MFA '06

    Regarding Memory, Cross Keys Press, 2004

    THOMAS RUUD, MFA '03

    Unable for the World to Sleep, Laurel Poetry Collective, 2005

    GEORGE RICHARD SLADE, MALS '97

    Banking in the Great Northern Territory, Afton Historical Society Press, 2005

    MAUREEN MILLEA SMITH, MFA '00

    When Charlotte Comes Home, Alyson, 2006

    SU SMALLEN, MFA '03

    Buddha, Proof, Broadcraft Press, 2011
    Weight of Light, Laurel Poetry Collective, 2005

    AMANDA ST. JOHN, MFA '10

    Sophie and Sadie Build a Sonnet, Norwood House Press, 2011

    SUSANNA STYVE, MFA '03

    Miscellaneous, Tender, Laurel Poetry Collective, 2004

    JAMIE A. SWENSON, MFAC '09

    Big Rig
    Disney Hyperion, 2014

    If You Were a Dog
    picture book forthcoming from Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2014

    Boom! Boom! Boom!
    Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2013

    MARC THOMSPON, MFA '06

    Oklahoma Heat, Red Moon Press

    ELIZABETH VERDICK, MFAC 

    Peep Leap, Amazon Children's Publishing, 2013   

    KATHLEEN WEIHE, MFA '02

    Unless You Count the Birds, North Star Press, 2012    

    LOIS WELSHONS, MALS '94

    Where the Moon Is, Laurel Poetry Collective, 2005

     TAMERA WILL WISSINGER, MFAC '09

    Gone Fishing: A Novel In Verse
    Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013

    JOAN M. WOLF, MFA '01

    Someone Named Eva, Clarion, 2007        

    MARGARET WURTELE, MALS '93

    Touching the Edge: A Mother’s Spiritual Path from Loss to Life, John Wiley & Sons, 2004
    Taking Root: A Spiritual Memoir, St. Mary’s Press, 1998

    NOLAN ZAVORAL, MFAC '09

    Sequences Dark and Light, Redbird Chapbooks, 2012

    ADDIE ZIERMAN, MFA '10

    When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over, Convergent Books, 2013