By providing our children with great literature we can nurture the readers, writers, and thinkers of the future. Although writing for kids is a lot of fun, it should not be taken lightly. They demand entertainment, and we must provide it, but they also deserve real art — literature that is deep, fresh, beautiful, and challenging.
~ Molly Beth Griffin

RHODA’S ROCK HUNT available for pre-order!

June 30, 2014

I just got my first look at Rhoda’s Rock Hunt, and it’s beautiful!  It’s not out until October 1, but you can pre-order it on the Historical Society Press website here.

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Join me at Sister Wolf Books on June 28th!

June 12, 2014

I’ll be signing books in Dorset, MN, at the “Festival of Authors and Artists” on Saturday, June 28th.  See you there!

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NEWS! I’ve won the 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Children’s Literature!

March 25, 2014

It’s just been announced that I’ve won the 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Children’s Literature (younger children)!  I am shocked and thrilled and extremely grateful to the McKnight Foundation, the Loft Literary Center, and the supportive community of children’s literature enthusiasts in our state.  Stay tuned for event info and other exciting McKnight-related news.

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Bloomington Writers Festival & Book Fair – March 22nd!

February 17, 2014

Check out this bustling annual event at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center on Saturday, March 22nd, 9:30am-5pm.  Come for Nancy Carlson’s keynote address, stay for the low-cost workshops and presentations, and don’t forget to check out the free book fair with dozens of local authors and vendors.  I’ll be speaking, and selling/signing books at […]

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Holiday event at The Bookcase: Dec 15!

November 26, 2013

Children’s Books & Festive Hooks!  I’ll be joining local picture book authors Deborah Jo Larson, Catherine Urdahl, and Phyllis Alsdurf for readings, signings, games, and bookish ornament making at The Bookcase in Wayzata on December 15th (2pm).  Stop by for holiday shopping and free family fun.

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