Pencil to Paper 2023: Write Your Way Through Winter

Pencil to Paper 2023

Pencil to Paper: Write Your Way Through Winter! With award winning author Candace Simar  We are excited to offer our third annual Pencil to Paper, a four week writing series. Give yourself the gift of writing with this casual, fun and supportive group. Advance your writing skills and connect with other writers.   Thursdays, Noon […]

Writing for the Truly Terrified

Writing for the Truly Terrified

Writing for the Truly Terrified! Join us for a two hour fun and friendly writing workshop Thursday, April 28 from 10 to noon, CST/11-1 EST/8-10 a.m. PST. Instructor Candace Simar, Award Winning Writer REGISTER: CLICK HERE:Cost $40 Do you want to write, but don’t know how to begin? Ten percent of the population has a […]

Mentor Monday and Other Fun Things

What could be better than sitting around a table with others who are also passionate about the writing craft? The mentor program started in October is a year-long program to study the basics of good writing. Once a month, five writers gather at my house for Mentor Monday. It’s truly a delight. Message me if […]

Pencil to Paper: Write Your Way Through the Winter Doldrums 2022!

Pencil to Paper: Write Your Way Through the Winter Doldrums 2022! With award winning author Candace Simar. After a successful 2021 Pencil to Paper, we are excited to again offer an 8 week series to move you forward in your writing, improve your writing skills and connect with a group of other writers. PLUS extras, […]

My latest Short Stories and the Grasshopper Plague of Minnesota

Today I gave a zoom presentation for the Friends of the Brainerd Library about the two new anthologies in which I have stories. I read from GRASSHOPPERS FOR SUPPER in Why Cows Need Cowboys and mentioned the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. I thought to post the photos plus the book cover of Harvest of […]

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop on the Santa Fe Trail

Enjoy this guest post from fellow historical fiction author Jane Colletti Perry, author of Marcello’s Promise. Two miles from my house is the original Santa Fe Trail, disguised today under a layer of pavement and renamed the Kansas City Road. During the 1860’s it was a major highway linking the Missouri River and Kansas City […]

Candace Simar Recognized as Laura Literary Award Finalist

Candace signing books at Fort Abercrombie

Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar was recognized as a Laura Literary Award finalist for her short fiction titled “Taking the Bull by the Horns.” The Laura Award, named in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder, is sponsored by Women Writing the West, an organization that supports authors and other professionals in promoting the contributions made by […]

Write Your Way Through the Pandemic

Pencil to Paper: Write your Way through the Pandemic Join us for an Eight Week Class Series led by Award Winning Author Candace Simar When: Thursdays, Noon to 2:00 p.m. CST, January 7 to February 25, 2021 Where: Zoom What: An 8 week series to move you forward in your writing, improve your writing skills […]

“Go Deeper” Craft of Writing Presentation by Candace Simar

During this year of 2020 and COVID, the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc have had to do things differently with more things electronically and from a distance. They were able to publish “The Talking Stick Insights Volume 29” The Talking Stick is a publication of the nonprofit organization, The Jackpine Writers’ Bloc, Inc. It is a Minnesota […]

Book Review of Marcello’s Promise by Jane Coletti Perry

Marcello Corsi left his young wife and son behind while he journeyed to America to find a better life. He vowed to send for his young family as soon as possible. Of course, things did not go as planned, even though Marcello’s older brothers were already established in Wyoming and helped Marcello find work in […]