About Candace Simar

Candace Simar is a Pequot Lakes,Minnesota author with apassion for her Scandinavian heritage and a deeplove of history. Candace grew updreaming howlifemight have beenfor her family in the early days of Minnesota settlement. She became concernedwhen hercollege-aged children did not know this history, and took her son’s challenge to “write a book.”

Her historical novels include: Escape to Fort Abercrombie (Five Star Cengage 2018) Shelterbelts (North Star Press 2015), Blooming Prairie (North Star Press 2012)Birdie (North Star Press2011) Pomme de Terre (North Star Press 2010), andAbercrombie Trail (North Star Press 2009). Her short story collections are Dear Homefolks (River Place Press 2017) and The Glory of Ordinary Time (Wolfpack Press 2018) Farm Girls (River Place Press 2013) is a book of poetry co-written with Angela Foster.

Simar has received awards from the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the Will Rogers Gold Medallion, The Western Fictioneers, Midwest Book Awards, Bob Dylan Creative Writing Contest, Lake Region Review, League of Minnesota Poets, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Dust and Fire, and The Writer’s Digest.

Candace enjoys sharing her research and writing with groups and book clubs across the nation. www.candacesimar.com

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