Kathy-jo Wargin
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author for children & adults

From Beloved Classics to Modern Tales of Adventure.

The stories of Kathy-jo Wargin have enriched, enlightened, and educated readers for years.  


From the beloved children's classic The Legend of Sleeping Bear to the silly antics of Moose on the Loose, explore the award-winning children's stories of Kathy-jo Wargin.


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twenty year anniversary!

This year, 2018, celebrates the twenty-year anniversary of the publication of the book, The Legend of Sleeping Bear. The book, which is Michigan's Official State Children's Book, has captured the hearts of young and old and remains a beloved story of enduring love.

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 Introducing The STonegarden

Daisy Tate left Chicago under less than perfect circumstances, moving quickly to Door County, Wisconsin in a brave effort to rebuild her life. On the other side of the peninsula, he’s been building a fence out of stones, each one pulled from the land and wedged into the chambers of a long-held sorrow. While searching for second chances, a bitter secret sends them both to a stone-laden shore along Lake Michigan, but for very different reasons. 

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Workshops for adults

Do you want to write a children's picture book but aren't sure where to start? Do you have questions about getting published but aren't sure who to ask? Kathy-jo Wargin will be offering new publishing workshops for adults beginning in late 2018. Workshops will be located in Rochester, Minnesota. Sign up for the newsletter if you'd like to be notified when registration is open. 

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Kathy-jo Wargin also offers private publishing services. Learn more about how she can help you with your manuscript.



Kathy-jo Wargin

Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than fifty books for adults and children. She writes across genres and age-groups, and has earned national recognition for award–winning titles such as The Legend of Sleeping Bear, the International Reading Association’s Children's Choice Award Winner The Legend of the Loon, the Bank Street College of Education Best Book Listee The Voyageur’s Paddle, the IRA Teacher's Choice Award Winner Win One for the Gipper, and many more. 


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