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2013 Book Festival Author

Geoff Herbach is the author of the popular and award-winning Stupid Fast YA series. Stupid Fast, the first book in the series, is about Felton Reinstein, who is almost 16 and a dork turned jock. In reviewing the book, the Minneapolis Star Tribune called it "whip-smart and painfully self-aware" and "a funny and agonizing glimpse into the teenage brain." Among the awards and honors it has received are: Cybil Award for Best YA Fiction 2011, Junior Library Guild Selection 2011, and the American Booksellers Association Best Books for Children 2011. It was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and listed as the year's best by the American Library Association. 

Nothing Special, the second book in the series, was chosen a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2012, and continues to follow Felton's life as he struggles to grow up and see beyond himself. The third book, I'm with Stupid, will be available in spring 2013.

Herbach teaches creative writing at Minnesota State, Mankato. He also wrote the literary novel The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg, has produced radio comedy shows, and toured rock clubs telling weird stories. He lives in a log cabin with his children and tall wife.

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