Connie Lounsbury is an award-winning author and speaker who resides in rural Monticello, Minnesota with her husband David. Telling the stories of life, she writes memoir and historical fiction and does ghostwriting, as well. She has had eight books and 34 short stories published. Shattered Dreams of a Soldier's Wife, her next historical fiction, based on a true story, will be released in March, 2020. She has two new books to offer at NorthWoods Art and Book Festival since her last appearance there three years ago. Presently, her most popular speech is "Hobos of the Great Depression," an educational and entertaining 45-minute presentation that she offers at libraries, history museums, and senior communities. Connie is eager to be part of this lively, well-attended event again.