Dr. Nina Smart

Dr. Nina Smart

                  The last two evenings, I felt privileged to spend time listening to Dr. Nina Smart at MSU. Nina Smart is not only a beautiful human being; her story and her wisdom is amazing.  Tuesday night (above), she...



The semester is winding down. Five weeks to go. I've had some wonderful classes this past week. In the South Africa class, people opened up and we had the best discussion we've had all semester. It makes me happy, happy, happy about the people who will be traveling...


This story used to be available through a link under "Stories," but I took it down when Mankato Magazine bought it. Here's the link to the story. http://issuu.com/dhabrat/docs/katomag_2_15 Scroll to pages 26-27 after it loads.

Freya and daddy Yukon

Can you tell these two apart? Freya is on the left, and her daddy, Yukon, is on the right. She hasn't seen her daddy since I brought her home six years ago. My friend Sharon and her Newfie Fogo, Freya, and I are plotting a trip to Embarrass, MN to see Yukon and Lisa...

Is it SPRING!?

Is it SPRING!?

It's SPRING! Or at least, in Minnesota, it feels like spring. We've had two days of mornings that are above freezing, after weeks of sub-zero or near-zero mornings. This is heaven. What does that mean? I get to put away the trainer for the most part, and ride outside!...

The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil

This novel in verse by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award Winner Shane W. Evans, is in some ways a Sudanese version of Out of the Dust by Karen Hess. The parallels are numerous: loss so great it's unbearable, including the loss of a beloved...

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My novel Slider’s Son has been published by North Star Press! Get it here.

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Steph Borklund has completed the short film based on my novel Chasing AllieCat! It’s being submitted to film festivals and contests. Stay tuned for news!



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