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Woodbury resident Erin Madden's first children's book, "Pokey" will be released this April. Madden wrote "Pokey," which is a story about friendship, when she was just 11 years old.

A long time in the making

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Woodbury resident Erin Madden has been writing for as long as she can remember.

"I've always been writing - it was basically a hobby" Madden said. "My mother actually inspired me to start writing by giving me my first diary.


"I like taking my real-life experiences and putting them into an exaggerated story."

Madden is in the process of releasing her first-ever children's book "Pokey" at the beginning of April.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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