April, 2017: Minneopa Valley Press, Inc. signed a two-book deal with the award-winning author Nicole Helget. The first acquisition, with the working title of Requiem, will be released in 2019.
Nicole Helget is the multigenre author of the Summer of Ordinary Ways, The Turtle Catcher, Horse Camp, Stillwater, Wonder at the Edge of the World and The End of the Wild. She and her work have been recognized in People magazine's "Critic's Choice," as a Barnes and Noble 'Discover New Writers' selection, as a Minnesota State University (Mankato) 'Distinguished Alumni,' and with many literary and service grants, nominations, and awards. She has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and is pursuing a Master of Public Policy concentrating in rural arts, education, and environmental issues. With her family, she lives in southern Minnesota where she works as a teacher, editor, and manuscript and story consultant.