Mark Munger is a lifelong Minnesotan. He is the owner of Cloquet River Press and the author of eight books, including four novels. He lives on the banks of the wild and scenic Cloquet River north of Duluth with his wife and youngest son. When not working on historical fiction, contemporary fiction, or creative non-fiction, Mark is a District Court Judge. His historical novel-in-progress, Sukulaiaset: The Kindred, a story of Estonia, Finland, and Russian Karelia during WWII, was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Writing Contest. In addition to his novel-in-progress, Mark has written in the following genres: contemporary fiction (Pigs, a Trial Lawyer’s Story and Esther’s Race); historical murder mystery (The Legacy); murder mystery (the forthcoming Laman’s River); historical fiction (Suomalaiset: People of the Marsh and its sequel, Sukulaiset); biography (M.r Environment: The Willard Munger Story); creative nonfiction (River Stories and Doc the Bunny and Other Short Tales); and short fiction (Ordinary Lives). His work has been selected by the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop, the Lake Superior Writers, and A Thousand Friends of Minnesota as winning entrants in their writing contests over the past three years. His essay, Leaving Mayo, was a 2002 semi-finalist in the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Writing Contest.