St Louis Park Authors
Rebecca and Keneth Bender
Rebecca Bender grew up and lived in St. Louis Park for over 55 years, having gone to school in Fern hill, Central Junior High, and SLP High School where she was a St. Louis Park Parkette Vikings Cheerleader and concertmistress of the SLP High School Orchestra. Her father, Kenneth and his wife lived in SLP for over 50 years. They co-authored a book, released in March 2019, titled “Still”. It is a non-fiction biography/memoir about 5 generations of a Jewish family and published by North Dakota State University (NDSU) Press. It was awarded the 2019 Independent Press Award (Judaism category).
Katie Foss, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Journalism & Strategic Media at Middle Tennessee State University. She is the author of over two dozen publications, including books, journal articles, editorials, and reviews. She served as the editor of The Echo and graduated from SLP High in 1998.
Katheryn Strand Koutsky
Longtime SLP resident, Katheryn and her daughter Linda have authored several books about Minnesota dining.