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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Geoffrey Herbach

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Award Winning Faculty - Geoffrey Herbach

Geoffrey Herbach Biography
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota Book Award

JKBerryGeoffrey Herbach is Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing Track, at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He was recently granted the Minnesota Book Award, and holds his M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Geoff is the author of the award-winning Stupid Fast Young Adult book series, and teaches at the University when he is not writing. His classes focus on fiction and long story, both in script and book form. Geoff also writes radio scripts, shows and musicals.
Geoff thoroughly enjoys teaching, and uses discussion as a basis for writing in his classes. He began writing young adult novels because reading teens are more successful and happy than others, in all areas of their lives. Geoff makes frequent reading appearances around Minnesota, and can be contacted for requests on his website.

Geoff’s fourth young adult novel will be on bookshelves in the summer of 2014, and he is currently working on comedic TV/webisode scripts with writing partners and a producer. He hopes to have some material filmed and distributed in the coming year.
Geoff lives in Minnesota with his tall wife and their two perfect kids.

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2013 Minnesota Book Award
2011 Cybils Award for Best YA Novel

Best of Book Listings:

American Library Association
Junior Library Guild
American Booksellers Association


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Stupid Fast

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