Book talk is a homecoming for author and traveler extraordinaire – The Journal

New Ulm native Julie Jo Larson visited the New Ulm Public Library Friday to talk about her life and writing her most recent book, 100 Things to Do in Minnesota Before You Die.

Larson, who graduated from New Ulm High School in the early ’80s, said she was a very shy person when she was growing up. The tall, shy, quirky kid who kept her head in books. How did she become an author with a love for travel? She said it began when she met her husband.