Charlotte Gunnufson

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Charlotte Gunnufson

I grew up in the middle of Minnesota surrounded by towering trees, following trails in summer and building snow forts in winter. I have an older sister and younger brother, and together we made forts out of refrigerator boxes and obstacle courses out of everything.

Our dad read to us almost every night. In my memory, these books are big. Recently, I rediscovered them at my parents’ house—and they’re small. Of course, I’m a lot bigger, but the magic of picture books is that kids can walk in and wander through the pages, befriend characters, or even become a character.

I live in Iowa and love to write stories. For Dream Submarine, I wanted to create a magical adventure for kids, one in which they could dive in, explore the world’s oceans, and encounter remarkable marine animals even if, like me, they live far from the ocean. My dream is to encourage childrens’ natural curiosity and inspire them to learn more about nature. I believe, as so beautifully put by ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, “People protect what they love.”

Three Things You Might Not Know About Me:

1. Highest honor: Being named volunteer of the year at a local children’s camp for planting and caring for trees.

2. Favorite hobby: Hiking. Starting down a trail makes me feel like I’m embarking on an adventure.

3. Joy: Family. I’m so lucky to have loving parents and siblings, a supportive husband, terrific children, and brand-new grandchild.

 
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