Women's Words on December 21, 2014 featured Holly Harden reading "After Caroling," an excerpt from her cookbook Good Food from Mrs. Sundberg's Kitchen.
At age 9, in the back seat of her grandmother's car on the way to a funeral, Holly Harden began to write, and she's been writing ever since. She grew up in Wisconsin, majored in English at St. Olaf College, and taught secondary English for nine years. In 2002, she earned an MFA in Writing from Hamline University. Holly's nonfiction has appeared in Utne and Fourth Genre, and she edited Garrison Keillor's Life Among the Lutherans. Her book, Good Food from Mrs. Sundberg's Kitchen, was published this spring, and a second cookbook is forthcoming. Holly lives in Minnesota, where she writes for A Prairie Home Companion, teaches writing classes, and helps her three children get where they're going.