Jimmy Olsen

1307 7th Avenue N
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 986-2664

Author's Bio

Jimmy Olsen is a mystery author, short story writer, journalist and teacher. He published two mysteries - Things In Ditches & Poison Makers - and one book of short stories - The Hero of Blind Pig Island. In addition, he wrote for daily newspapers and various magazines on topics such as politics, business and sports (mostly scuba diving).

Publications and Prizes

Things in Ditches
(North Star Press, 2000)
Stories Teachers Tell
(Nodin Press, 2004)
Glimmer Train, North Dakota Quarterly
Prizes Won: 
First Prize, Excellence In Columns, Minnesota Newspaper Assn. Second Place, Fiction Open Contest, Glimmer Train Press ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Silver Award for Poison Makers, 2011,and Finalist for The Hero of Blind Pig Island, 2012.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Undiscovered Country by Lin Enger
The Love Hunter by Jon Hassler
Oh, Promised Land by James Street
Runaway by Alice Munro
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Hoffman, MN
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Last updated: Aug 12, 2013