Top 10 circulating Indie Author Project Select reads of 2020

BiblioBoard recently shared the top 10 circulating Indie Author Project Select titles of 2020, across all BiblioBoard Library partners.

MN Writes MN Reads is celebrating all of these indie titles, but in particular, the TWO Minnesota titles on the list.

  1. The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson | Canton Public Library, Massachusetts
  2. I Can See Peace by Julie Penshorn | East Central Regional Library, Minnesota
  3. The Adventures of Stu: Stu and the Aliens by Patricia Gilbers | St. Louis County Library, Missouri
  4. Between Will and Surrender by Margaret M. Duarte | Franklin Community Library, California
  5. Woman King by Evette Davis | San Francisco Public Library, California
  6. Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire by Artika R. Tyner | Ramsey County Library, Minnesota
  7. Rosehead by Ksenia Anske | Seattle Public Library, Washington
  8. Diana, Herself by Martha Beck | San Luis Obispo County Library, California
  9. The Illuminator’s Gift by Alina Sayre | San Jose Public Library, California
  10. A Queen From the North by Erin McRae | Brooklyn Public Library, New York

All of these titles are available as simultaneous-use reads on BiblioBoard Library.

A special shout-out to East Central Regional Library and Ramsey County Library as the local libraries supporting these particular Minnesota indie authors!

Announcing the winners of the 2020 Minnesota Author Project!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Minnesota Author Project! This is the third year celebrating the contest, which recognizes the best indie-published authors in Minnesota.

The Wolf’s Trail (Adult Fiction)

Thomas D. Peacock


The Stolen Kingdom (YA Fiction)

Bethany Atazadeh








New in 2020 is Minnesota Author Project: Communities Create. Communities Create celebrates Minnesota organizations and communities that are producing written creative works.

Justice Makes a Difference (Communities Create)







Winners each received $1,000 and an honorary plaque. Prizes are sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs.

Read the winners now on BiblioBoard Library.

Join MN Writes MN Reads in celebrating these winners!

Finalist Feature: Saint Paul Almanac

Category: Communities Create

Description: Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience is an anthology filled with artwork, poems, history, essays, and more illuminating the experience of living in a diverse urban area.

“There are stories of grief, anger and injustice as well as stories of love, affirmation, and celebration. There are stories of resistance that inspire us to hope for a more just world. We also noticed a thread of profound resilience: the courage to take a risk, the ability to adapt, the determination to follow one’s dreams, and the spirit of working together. We hope that these stories, poems and artwork will be treasured as representative of the beauty of Saint Paul as well as where change, inclusion, and healing are still needed.”
—Wendy Brown-Baéz

Organization: Saint Paul Almanac was created in 2005 with the artistic goal of bringing the Saint Paul community together through the literary arts. The Saint Paul Almanac is a people’s meeting space for sharing the stories of the community through an annual book, public readings, and a community editor mentorship program.

Winners will be announced at the 2020 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference.