Mary Bleckwehl was born in Waukon, Iowa to dairy farmers. She loved school and books of all kinds but especially mysteries. Bleckwehl has introduced readers to her newest release, CLAIRE’S HAIR, also nominated for the Minnesota Book Award. It debuts the wild and woolly-haired Claire and the laughter her hair brings to Claire and her BFF, Albert. When Albert gets sick, Claire gets her “big hairy idea” to bring back the laughter. Claire’s kindness and empathy shine!
Bleckwehl still spends a lot of time with children as a guest teacher and a visiting author in schools. She has presented to over 60,000 students in schools and at young writer conferences. Inspiring young writers and readers to dream big and to share their stories is her passion.
2020 Tour stops:
- March 24 – Brownsdale Community Center
- March 26 – Austin Public Library
- May 2 – Harmony Public Library