Congratulations... to authors, Wendy Webb and Laurie Hertzel, for winning awards in the prestigious Minnesota Books Award event held recently. Both are well-deserved winners.
Wendy, current editor of the Duluth~Superior Magazine–for which I write a print column–wrote her first mystery novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, and won in the Genre Fiction category. Laurie, a former co-worker with me at the Duluth News Tribune and current books editor for the StarTribune, won the Reader's Choice award for her memoir, News to Me: Adventures of An Accidental Journalist (about her early newspaper work at the Duluth News Tribune).
(Click HERE to read more about the MN Book Awards.)