When fifth-grader Rebecca Ohaeri ran out of books she wanted to read, she started to write her own story. Now a senior at Edina High School, Ohaeri has one self-published novel under her belt, and a trilogy underway.
Ohaeri’s first novel, Two Broken Birds, is inspired by history, fairy tales and writers like Jane Austen. “I grew up with fairy tales, and history is kind of like a fairy tale, except it really happened,” Ohaeri says. Read more about Edina Teen Aims for Success in Self-Publishing
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. Read more about Five Edina Authors Share What Inspires Their Writing
Fans of Minnesota history, rejoice. Last December saw the publication of Dakota Child, Governor’s Daughter, an engaging new book by Edina resident Bruce Kohn, an amateur historian who retired from his job as an attorney in 2005. Kohn has spent the past 20 years researching an enigmatic character in Minnesota’s story—Helen Hastings Sibley, the daughter of Minnesota’s first governor, Henry Hastings Sibley. Read more about Edina Resident Unravels Helen Hastings Sibley’s Story
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.
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