Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan has written over forty books for children. Currently, Trisha works as a literacy coordinator at an elementary school. For over fifteen years, Trisha has taught creative writing to children at various places, including Minneapolis public schools and Saint Paul Academy. Trisha won the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, Loft Award in Children’s Literature/Older Children. Trisha received her MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Trisha and her husband, Stephen Shaskan, who is a children’s book author and illustrator, live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.