Meet the Interns

New Rivers Press is happy to have such an energetic and creative batch of student-interns for this school year. Our interns are responsible for numerous areas of operation at NRP, from managing social media to promotion of our books to communication with our authors and supporters as well as day-to-day tasks. Let’s get to know them a little bit.

Laura Grimm


…is a freshman at MSUM, double majoring in English and Mass Communications. Her hobbies include writing, playing piano, and reading. Her favorite novel is Pride and Prejudice, though she is strangely not a fan of romance novels. However, she will read just about anything else. Growing up on a dairy farm gave her a love for animals. If you see someone chasing squirrels around campus, it’s probably her (but don’t worry, her mental health isn’t in need of questioning). A fun fact about her is that she has an extra rib on her left side.

Anna Landsverk

…is a freshman at MSUM, majoring in English-writing emphasis with certificates in publishing and professional writing. She is from Becker, Minnesota, but her parents grew up in Moorhead, and she loves the area. Her hobbies include reading (of course), soccer, speech, playing The Legend of Zelda, watching anime, and studying current events and history. She is very excited to be in her first internship with New Rivers Press and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store!

Mikaila Norman

…is a sophomore at MSUM and finds herself the only returning intern this year, (the others got lost in The Dungeon…) She has so far has been enjoying her upgraded responsibilities, including managing this blog. She is a double major in English with a Publishing Emphasis and Cultural Anthropology. Ever since she was little, she has had a passion for writing (fantasy, sci-fi and… space westerns???) and hopes to one day publish novels. She is fascinated by world cultures, especially Japan, and is currently studying the Japanese language.

Desiree “Desi” Miller

…is a 5th year “Super-Senior” at MSUM, working toward an art major with a double emphasis in illustration and drawing. She is minoring in creative writing and has already completed her certificate in publishing. She plans to graduate Spring 2017. This year, she is the president of both the Yosakoi (Japanese Dance) Club and Dragon’s Den Comics, both of which she is very passionate about. Her favorite book is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and she’s an avid mythology buff.