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Marnie O. Mamminga

Marnie O. Mamminga has been a professional essayist and features writer for more than 20 years.

Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and its magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Lake Superior Magazine, Detroit Free Press Magazine, Midwest Prairie Review, and several Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

She is the author of On a Clear Night: Essays from the Heartland. Her first book, Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts was chosen as one of Parade Magazine’s best reads for summer 2012 and was featured on the popular Wisconsin Public Radio Chapter a Day program in August 2013.

Marnie holds a B.A. and Master’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and is a frequent speaker at many book clubs, libraries, and other events.

She is a lifelong Midwesterner who enjoys spending time out in nature and with her friends and family -- especially her eight grandchildren.