Marnie O. Mamminga

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General Information

Name: Marnie O. Mamminga

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: in Aurora, Illinois


Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Mamminga was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in English. Currently, she resides in Batavia.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marnie Mamminga has been a professional essayist and features writer for more than twenty years. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Reader’s Digest, and numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is a frequent presenter at writers’ workshops, including the UW’s Wisconsin Writers’ Institute. She also taught junior high and high school English.

Published Works

  • Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2012
  • On a Clear Night: Essays from the Heartland, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts

  • Starred review, Publishers Weekly
  • One of the Best Reads of Summer, Parade Magazine, 2012

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Marnie O. Mamminga on WorldCat


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