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Lisa M. Bolt Simons

Lisa M. Bolt Simons

Lisa M. Bolt Simons has published more than 60 nonfiction children’s books. She’s also published four middle grade “choose your path” novels and an adult history book about the Faribault Woolen Mill. She’s twice received an Honorable Mention for the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Children’s Literature (YA). 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. She retired from education after 25 years but remains a Teaching Artist at The Loft Literary Center. Lisa is a proud mom to her math- and science-minded twin daughter and son. Originally from Colorado, Lisa lives in a small Minnesota town of about 140 with her husband, who also loves to read.

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