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 women to the history, culture and growth of the American West. Membership is open to all interested persons worldwide. Simar’s story was recently recognized at the 25th annual virtual convention.
“Ada is fully alive in these pages, a fallible, peevish, middle-aged woman who is ‘too old to learn something new’ but whose open heart and compassion are visible in all the contours of her story. I believe in her, never more than when circumstances challenge her family, and she discovers the courage to chart a new path for herself,” commented the literary judge on Simar’s story.
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Simar is an award-winning author of eight books, including the “Abercrombie Trail Series”, “Shelterbelts”, “Dear Homefolks” and her most recent book, “Escape to Fort Abercrombie”.