Jimmy Olsen

Fiction Writer

Saint Cloud, MN
Minnesota US

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 & Prizes

Stories Teachers Tell (Nodin Press, 2004)
Things in Ditches (North Star Press, 2000)
Glimmer Train
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

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Hoffman, MN
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Last update: Aug 12, 2013