Meet the Author

Author of Imaginative Adventures for Young Readers

Art Blegen is an author of children’s books for young readers. His series “The Adventures of Kris” is a series of chapter books for young readers focusing on imagination and problem solving. The series features a feisty girl action hero based on a young baseball player he once coached.

Art is an advocate for educating children and their parents to ensure they have a healthy balance of positive examples in their lives. Wholesome stories and a healthy imagination can lay the foundation they will use for the rest of their lives.

Before returning to school to receive his Masters of Divinity in 2018, he spent ten years coaching youth sports. This gave him a deep insight into the ways children’s minds work and how to tap into their vivid imaginations.

Art is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. One of his favorite moments each week is when he can sit down with the children in the church for story time.

Each child is important, and each family matters to Art. Art is active in his spare time, playing with his grandchildren, and serving the community by encouraging places and activities where children can thrive.

Reader feedback is always important to Art. He considers his readers part of the team and would be overjoyed to hear your thoughts and suggestions for future books!

Art and his wife Annabell live in Moline, IL.


Art Blegen: author

Imaginative Adventures for Young Readers

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