About the Author
Colin Mustful is the author of four historical novels that confront and convey the tumultuous transitional period of land settlement and Native displacement in the Midwest. In particular, Mustful’s work considers the events and context of the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862 and the Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850. Using a unique cross-genre that utilizes elements of fiction and nonfiction Mustful provides readers with compelling stories that also act as educational resources. Through a variety of sources, Mustful objectively conveys these important and misunderstood parts of American history while showing multiple perspectives and providing necessary historical context. The result is an educational narrative that includes fictional drama and a thought-provoking story. Read more…..
Colin Mustful has spoken at more than one hundred institutions including schools, libraries, book clubs, churches, and historical societies across numerous states. He has a wealth of experience in research, writing, and publication in addition to graduate degrees in both history and creative writing. He can talk on numerous topics including the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862, the Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850, the Spirit Lake Massacre of 1857, the writing and publication process, or any other topics to fit the needs and interests of your audience. Contact Colin today to inquire about scheduling an author visit.
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