Julie Jo Severson

Minnesota native Julie Jo Severson grew up dreaming of working in a newsroom like Mary on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. These days she’s a freelance journalist and editor living in a Minneapolis suburb with her husband and three teens. With a longtime passion for preserving life’s rich and whimsical stories before they fade away, Severson launched the blog Carvings on a Desk, cocurated the anthology Here in the Middle, and works with individuals to record their personal histories for future generations.

Julie Jo Severson, author of Secret Twin Cities, will be the featured guest on May's BookEnds online edition.

Severson is a Twin Cities-based journalist, editor and author of the new guidebook Secret Twin Cities: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure. She specializes in feature writing for local magazines, nonprofits and small businesses, and also works with

Julie Jo Severson, author of “Secret Twin Cities,” will be the featured guest on this month’s BookEnds Online Edition May 8 at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.


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