JoAnn Bren Guernsey
A recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in 2003, JoAnn Bren Guernsey is the author of three young adult novels and sixteen nonfiction books. In addition, she collaborated with fellow Minnesotan Jim Brandenburg to write four award-winning books for young readers chronicling his adventures as an internationally renowned wildlife photographer and environmentalist. JoAnn's short stories have appeared in journals and anthologies. Most recently, her short story Fort Defiance received 1st place in the 2008 fiction contest sponsored by Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.