Confirmed Authors

We confirm authors on a rolling basis and they will be posted here as fast as our fingers can type. Please check back frequently, and in the meantime, check out our Facebook page for pictures from previous events. All photo albums labeled “HFF12″ took place at The Depot, the site of this year’s show.

We are proud to announce that the following authors will be giving keynote speeches at this year’s author events. For full lineups by event, please scroll down.

Moveable Feast Keynotes

enger divide

Lin Enger, THE HIGH DIVIDE (Algonquin)

 

wolitzer belzhar

Meg Wolitzer, BELZHAR (Penguin Young Readers Group)

 

Adult Author Dinner Keynotes

Garth Stein sudden light

Garth Stein, A SUDDEN LIGHT (Simon & Schuster)

 

berg no cover

Elizabeth Berg, THE DREAM LOVE (Random House)

 

Mary_Doria_Russell epitaph

Mary Doria Russell, EPITAPH (HarperCollins)

 

Children’s Author Breakfast Keynotes

HollyBlack_CassandraClare_authorphoto The Iron Trial_Final Cover

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, THE IRON TRIAL (Scholastic)

 

polacco mr wayne

Patricia Polacco, MR. WAYNE’S MASTERPIECE (Penguin Group)

 

viorst Alexander

Judith Viorst, ALEXANDER, WHO’S TRYING HIS BEST TO BE THE BEST BOY EVER (Atheneum)

 

 

Full Author Lineup — 2014 Heartland Fall Forum

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Tuesday, September 30

 

Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony

Nick Butler shotgun lovesongs

Nickolas Butler, SHOTGUN LOVESONGS (Thomas Dunne)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Fiction
Winner — Great Lakes Great Reads

 

sidman heart

Joyce Sidman, WHAT THE HEART KNOWS (Houghton Mifflin)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Poetry

 

Morris moose

Richard T. Morris, THIS IS A MOOSE (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Children’s Picture Book

braiding sweetgrass_web book cover (1) MC.December.BraidigSweetgrass.Author

Robin Wall Kimmerer, BRAIDING SWEETGRASS (Milkweed Editions)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Nonfiction

 

andrea_beaty rosie

Andrea Beaty, ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER (Abrams)

Winner — Great Lakes Great Reads

 

kate-dicamillo-300x220 flora-cover-222x300

Kate DiCamillo, FLORA & ULYSSES (Candlewick)

Winner — Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for YA/Middle-Grade
Winner — Voice of the Heartland Award

Wednesday, October 1

Moveable Feast

 

enger divide

KEYNOTE: Lin Enger, THE HIGH DIVIDE (Algonquin)

 

wolitzer belzhar

KEYNOTE: Meg Wolitzer, BELZHAR (Penguin Young Readers Group)

 

alexander ambassador

William Alexander, AMBASSADOR (Simon & Schuster)

 

bell luigi

Ellie Alldredge-Bell, LUIGI AT THE OPERA (Little Bahalia Publishing)

 

Andersons Animal

Allen Anderson & Linda Anderson, ANIMAL STARS (New World Library)

 

baker If you find this

Matthew Baker, IF YOU FIND THIS (Hachette)

 

barnhill witch

Kelly Barnhill, THE WITCH’S BOY (Algonquin)

 

blackwood see how small

Scott Blackwood, SEE HOW SMALL: A NOVEL (Hachette)

 

brooks horses

Malcolm Brooks, PAINTED HORSES (Grove)

 

cameron repo.jpg

W. Bruce Cameron, THE MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN (Forge)

 

carlson armond

Nancy Carlson, ARMOND GOES TO A PARTY (Free Spirit Publishing)

 

connors places

Phillip Connors, ALL THE WRONG PLACES (W.W. Norton)

 

eskins bury

Allen Eskens, THE LIFE WE BURY (Seventh Street Books/Prometheus)

 

Foley bray

Jessie Ann Foley, THE CARNIVAL AT BRAY (Elephant Rock Books)

 

Gill fruit

Joel Christian Gill, STRANGE FRUIT: UNCELEBRATED NARRATIVES FROM BLACK HISTORY (Fulcrum Publishing)

 

hodgman bettyville

George Hodgman, BETTYVILLE: A MEMOIR (Penguin Group)

 

ingram2 Clerihews

Paul Ingram, THE LOST CLERIHEWS OF PAUL INGRAM (Ice Cube Press)

 

james killings

Marlon James, A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS (Penguin Group)

 

johnston descent

Tim Johnston, DESCENT (Algonquin)

 

Leckie sword

Ann Leckie, ANCILLARY SWORD (Hachette)

 

lenfestey cave

James Lenfestey, SEEKING THE CAVE (Milkweed Editions)

 

to come magicians

Greer Macallister, THE MAGICIAN’S LIE (Sourcebooks)

 

meginnis fat man

Mike Meginnis, FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY (Black Balloon Publishing)

 

miller scoop

Jeff Miller, SCOOP: NOTES FROM A SMALL ICE CREAM SHOP (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

 

mitchell ghosts

Judith Claire Mitchell, A REUNION OF GHOSTS (HarperCollins)

 

niven bright

Jennifer Niven, ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

 

odell parks

Jonathan Odell, MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE (Maiden Lane Press)

 

parmar vanessa

Priya Parmar, VANESSA AND HER SISTER (Ballantine Bantam Dell)

 

rosen lady

Renee Rosen, WHAT THE LADY WANTS (Penguin Group)

 

scherm unbecoming

Rebecca Scherm, UNBECOMING (Penguin Group)

 

swanson stolen

William Swanson, STOLEN FROM THE GARDEN (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

 

sabaa ashes

Sabaa Tahir, EMBER IN THE ASHES (Penguin)

 

tougasvgraham

Shelley Tougas, THE GRAHAM CRACKER PLOT (Macmillan)

 

treuer prudence

David Treuer, PRUDENCE (Penguin Group)

 

tripp highwayman

Ben Tripp, THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN (Tor Teen)

 

ard war

Matt Ward, WAR OF THE WORLD RECORDS (Penguin Young Readers Group)

 

wheaton RNS-PET-HEAVEN

David Wheaton, MY BOY, BEN (TRISTAN Publishing)

 

Adult Author Dinner

Garth Stein sudden light

KEYNOTE: Garth Stein, A SUDDEN LIGHT (Simon & Schuster)

 

berg no cover

KEYNOTE: Elizabeth Berg, THE DREAM LOVE (Random House)

 

Mary_Doria_Russell epitaph

KEYNOTE: Mary Doria Russell, EPITAPH (HarperCollins)

 

Thursday, October 2

Children’s Author Breakfast

HollyBlack_CassandraClare_authorphoto The Iron Trial_Final Cover

KEYNOTE: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, THE IRON TRIAL (Scholastic)

 

polacco mr wayne

KEYNOTE: Patricia Polacco, MR. WAYNE’S MASTERPIECE (Penguin Group)

 

viorst Alexander

KEYNOTE: Judith Viorst, ALEXANDER, WHO’S TRYING HIS BEST TO BE THE BEST BOY EVER (Atheneum)

 

wolitzer belzhar

KEYNOTE: Meg Wolitzer, BELZHAR (Penguin Young Readers Group)

 

Regional Authors Booth

 

aguirre heraclix

Forrest Aguirre, HERACLIX AND POMP (Resurrection House)

 

cheaney famous

JB Cheaney, SOMEBODY ON THIS BUS IS GOING TO BE FAMOUS (Sourcebooks)

 

stephan sweetness

Stephan Eirik Clark, SWEETNESS #9 (Hachette)

 

czajak monster

Paul Czajak, MONSTER NEEDS A COSTUME (Scarletta Press)

 

dale empathy

Cyndi Dale, THE SPIRITUAL POWER OF EMPATHY (Llewelleyn Worldwide)

 

ernst deceit

Kathleen Ernst, TRADITION OF DECEIT: BOOK FIVE IN THE CHLOE ELLEFSON MYSTERIES (Llewellyn Worldwide)

 

Mike-Huber all

Mike Huber, ALL IN ONE DAY (Redleaf Press)

 

losure moon

Mary Losure, BACKWARDS MOON (Holiday House)

 

perry scavengers

Michael Perry, SCAVENGERS (HarperCollins)

 

souder sky

William Souder, UNDER A WILD SKY (Milkweed Editions)

 

tabak real life

Lawrence Tabak, IN REAL LIFE (Tuttle Publishing)

 

In-Booth Signings

 

dewitz orange

Travis DeWitz, BLAZE ORANGE: WHITETAIL DEER HUNTING IN WISCONSIN (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) — 2:00pm

 

dotson ocd

Alison Dotson, BEING ME WITH OCD (Free Spirit Press)

 

molly bell rhoda

Molly Beth Griffin and Jennifer A. Bell, RHODA’S ROCK HUNT (Minnesota Historical Society Press) — 9:30am

 

hildebrand heart

John Hildebrand, THE HEART OF THINGS: A MIDWESTERN ALMANAC (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) — 1:00pm

 

ingram2 andersonmiller Clerihews

Paul Ingram and Julia Anderson-Miller (illus.), THE LOST CLERIHEWS OF PAUL INGRAM (Ice Cube Press, via Miller Trade Book Marketing) — 11:30am

 

miller cats

Bruce Joshua Miller, CURIOSITY’S CATS: WRITERS ON RESEARCH (Minnesota Historical Society Press) — 3pm

 

minnema johnny

Cheryl Minnema, HUNGRY JOHNNY (Minnesota Historical Society Press) — 11:30am

 

miyazaki perimeter

Kevin Miyazaki, PERIMETER: A CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT OF LAKE MICHIGAN (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) — 10:00am

 

Moore Underground

Jim Moore, UNDERGROUND (Graywolf Press) — 10:00 am

 

paa squash

Amanda Kay Paa, SMITTEN WITH SQUASH (Minnesota Historical Society Press) — 2pm

 

peters land

Lisa Westberg Peters, FRACTURED LAND (Minnesota Historical Society Press) — 10:30am

 

stein retail

Sanford Stein, RETAIL SCHMETAIL (Beaver’s Pond Press) — 10:30am

 

Book Signing Reception

 

anderson hamster

Derek Anderson, HOT ROD HAMSTER AND THE WACKY WHATEVER RACE! (Scholastic)

 

apps fracas

Jerry Apps, THE GREAT SAND FRACAS OF AMES COUNTY: A NOVEL (University of Wisconsin Press)

 

barnett two

Mac Barnett, THE TERRIBLE TWO (Abrams Books)

 

bodeen shipwreck

Stephanie Bodeen, SHIPWRECK ISLAND (Macmillan)

 

bradley china

James Bradley, THE CHINA MIRAGE: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICAN DISASTER IN ASIA (Hachette)

 

burke $$$

Jude Miller Burke, THE MILLIONAIRE MYSTIQUE: HOW WORKING WOMEN BECOME WEALTHY — AND HOW YOU CAN TOO! (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)

 

freeman fear

Brian Freeman, A SEASON OF FEAR (Hachette)

 

hagen gab

George Hagen, GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE RAVEN’S RIDDLE (Random House)

 

hall orange

Michael Hall, IT’S AN ORANGE AARDVAARK! (HarperCollins)

 

heynen sins

Jim Heynen, ORDINARY SINS (Milkweed Editions)

 

kava creed

Alex Kava, BREAKING CREED (Penguin)

 

lar moo

David LaRochelle, MOO! (Scholastic)

 

roby prayer

Kimberly Laswon Roby, A CHRISTMAS PRAYER (Hachette)

 

skalka door

Patricia Skalka, DEASTH STALKS DOOR COUNTY: A DAVE CUBIAK DOOR COUNTY MYSTERY (University of Wisconsin Press)

 

olheim alex

James Solheim, THE ONLY ALEX ADDLESTON IN ALL THESE MOUNTAINS (Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing)

 

stimson grief

Ellen Stimson, GOOD GRIEF: LIFE IN A TINY VERMONT VILLAGE (Countryman Press)