2016 Schedule

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Author Biography

Andrew D. Gadtke was born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. As a high school student, he participated in many extracurricular athletic and academic activities, including playing football and leading the competitive math team as a co-captain. After graduating high school in 1999 ranked number one in his class with a perfect 4.0 GPA, he headed west to Pasadena, CA to attend the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as an undergraduate student. As a freshman he played on Caltech’s baseball team.

Sometime during Andrew’s sophomore year at Caltech, the insidious onset of paranoid schizophrenia began. Slowly his symptoms increased, and Andrew left Caltech during his junior year. Since leaving Caltech, Andrew has studied at several universities, including studying psychology at the University of Minnesota. He is involved in nonprofit work and gives regular speeches to the public on mental health. He lives independently and resides in Edina, MN.

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Atlas Coffee Mill

Big thanks go to Atlas Coffee Mill for hosting monthly meetings for the Fox Cities Book Festival Board! We appreciate your support of the Festival and just can't thank you enough for providing a welcoming meeting space for us to plan and dream.