Shelley Holl is a writer and visual artist who is a former travel columnist for the award-winning New Orleans’ Times-Picayune newspaper and has written travel features for the Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper. She is the author of Louisiana Dayride: 52 Short Trips from New Orleans, University Press of Mississippi, 1995 and Waterbourne Witness: Elegies for My New Orleans, Lulu Press, 2008.

She works in many media, from watercolor to digital imagery, and produces giftware and fashion accessories. Her paintings are exhibited widely. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Listen to Shelley reading from The Minnesota Table

B. J. Carpenter developed the recipes for The Minnesota Table and is a professionally trained chef; cooking instructor; certified dietary manager; and freelance food writer. She grew up on Minnesota’s food-rich Iron Range where she spent many hours in the kitchens of her immigrant grandparents.

She presently lives in Roseville, Minnesota, and The Minnesota Table, with Shelley Holl, is her first book.