Let’s Write Your Story!
Anna V’s B&B in Lanesboro, MN, was my first solo venture in directing a writing retreat. Since that time in 2015, I have enjoyed teaching the craft of writing in many different places. What wonderful people I have met along the way. About 10% of the population feels they have a story to write. It’s […]
Bagley Friends of the Library Wall Hanging
I was so grateful to be included in this 2016 wall hanging created by the Bagley Friends of the Library. Minnesota authors were asked to autograph a strip of cloth that became the spines of the books on this gorgeous work of art. It was raffled off with the funds used to support library activities. […]
Norway’s Syttende Mai, Constitution Day
May 17 is Norway’s Syttende Mai, Constitution Day, to celebrate Norway’s independence from Sweden. It is a national holiday where everyone wears bunads and waves Norwegian flags in parades across the nation. Many Sons of Norway groups in the U.S. also celebrate with special foods and activities. I’m hoping to find a lutefisk dinner this […]
Inspiration Found in a Norwegian Bunad
I’ve attended a lot of Scandinavian festivals promoting my historical novels about Norwegian immigrants. The Norwegian bunads are always interesting. More than traditional dress-up clothes, the bunads are specific to the different regions of Norway, similar to a state flag. One glance tells you which region of Norway the wearer is from. A bunad inspired […]