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Calling All Writers


Tonight at 7:00pm Meinders Community Library will host Minnesota author Candace Simar. Aspiring writers and literary enthusiasts can learn about Simar’s writing process and her tips and tricks for getting published.

Books About Writers and Writing

Middle Grade Fiction

  • The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  • Ava and Pip by Carol Weston
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh

Young Adult Fiction

  • Nothing by Annie Barrows
  • Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes
  • Final Draft by Riley Redgate
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Adult Fiction

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Too Many Cooks by Dana Bates
  • A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
  • The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg
  • Nine Perfect Strangers by Lianne Moriarty
  • Tribute by Nora Roberts
  • The Other Story by Tatian de Rosnay


  • Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories by Jack Gantos
  • Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  • Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter
  • Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.