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 […]

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 […]

National Anthology Book Signing

Author Candace Simar Included in National Anthology Book Signing December 14 at Cattales Books Award-winning Pequot Lakes author celebrates her story, “Berserker on the Prairie,” included in Five Star Cengage’s anthology titled “The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories,” edited by Hazel Rumney. The book includes other stories by Sandra Dallas, Larry D. Sweazy, Matthew […]

Author Candace Simar Visits Fort Abercrombie

Candace Simar and The Soukup Twins at Fort Abercrombie

On Sunday, August 12, Fort Abercrombie helped me celebrate the release of my new book, Escape to Fort Abercrombie. Publicist and Agent, Krista Soukup from Blue Cottage Agency did a great job in promoting the event and taking photographs. Leah and Rebekah Soukup dressed up like Laura Ingalls and acted as greeters. Former classmates Perry […]

Writer’s Path to Publishing FREE Workshop

Ready to get your writing out in the world, but not sure where to start? Stumped on how to know if your writing is ready for publishing, or how to connect with an agent? Get tips directly from regional authors and publishers on writing and publishing, and network with other writers and brush up on […]

Minot Hostfest

Minot Hostfest - Featured Image

The books are packed, the house sitter arranged, got my flu shot early and now I am packing for our annual jaunt to the Minot Hostfest. It’s one of my favorite events of the year, and if I’m counting right, it’s my 8th time of having a book table at this huge Scandinavian festival.  My […]

Guest Post by Krista Soukup

Listen to a book on your next road trip Long car trips require entertainment. I returned yesterday from a trip to South Dakota and yes, Storm Bella was involved, but I survived any highly probable winter storm accidents. Though the road took me to Sioux Falls and back, my brain took me to Tolga Township in Candace Simar’snew […]

Egg Coffee and Gourmet Lunches

           Thank you to Colleen Moser’s book club for choosing Shelterbelts for their July selection.  Lucky for me, I was invited to attend their meeting yesterday.  Colleen made egg coffee (like Tia made at the Farmer’s Union Hall), fancy boxed lunches (like the Tolga Township women prepared for the Valentine’s Day Box […]

Celebrity Pie Judge

      Thanks to Beagle Books in Park Rapids, I have something new to add to my resume.  On July 4th, after signing copies of Shelterbelts, I was invited to participate in their annual pie contest as the celebrity judge.  There were five of us, tasting our way through a plethora of delicious pies. […]