Summer is amazing where I live. Things come to life. Things grow. Things blossom. Things flutter. Beauty is everywhere in my Minneapolis/St. Paul. These photos were captured last summer, in places very close to my house.
In a pond
Outside my back fence
Off my deck
In a flower garden
But summer isn't the only beautiful thing here. Minneapolis/St. Paul is full of amazingly talented writers, and to celebrate that, my summer Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays will be authors who live in my city. I've chosen several authors (some MG, some YA) and their books already but am interested in your suggestions too. In the comments, leave book titles and author names of your favorite Minnesota-written reads. Help me promote the beauty that lives right in my backyard.