Nicole Helget is the author of a memoir, The Summer of Ordinary Ways (Borealis Books), two novels, The Turtle Catcher and Stillwater (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and three middle-grade novels, Horse Camp, co-authored with Nate LeBoutiller (Egmont), Wonder at the Edge of the World, and the forthcoming Fern’s Grove (Little, Brown and Company).
Helget was selected as a Barnes and Nobles “Discover Great New Writers” and “Featured Authors,” and has starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly. Her work has earned the Tamarack Award and Speakeasy Prize, as well as Midwest Selections Pick, several Minnesota Book Award nominations, and two Minnesota State Arts Board grants.
Featured reviews have appeared in People magazine and “Weekend Edition” on National Public Radio. She works and lives in St. Peter, MN, with her family.
Peter Geye is the award winning author of the novels Wintering, The Lighthouse Road, and Safe from the Sea. He holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a PhD from Western Michigan University, where he taught creative writing and was editor of Third Coast.