Candace Simar April Events

There’s still time to get in on “Sister Lumberjack” events for April! I look forward to being at Victor Lundeen Company Cherry Street Books LLC Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery on #independentbookstoreday with Jeanne Cooney, Author Little Falls Public Library Upsala Public Library Come and get your signed copy! #historical #historicalbooks #independentbookstore #bookstores #independentbookstores […]

Pencil To Paper: Write Your Way Through Winter Workshop Series

Registration Now OPEN! Pencil to Paper 2024: Write Your Way Through Winter Just as musicians practice scales to improve their overall performance, so writers study the components of writing craft to create dynamic prose. Join this year’s Pencil to Paper zoom classes to study the writing craft and take your writing to the next level. […]

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 […]

Cold Spring Historical Society and Library Event

Cold Spring Historical Society and Library Event

On March 8, 2023, I presented a program at Cold Spring, Minnesota, sponsored by the Cold Spring Library and Historical Society. My topic? The Rocky Mountain Locust Plagues of the 1870s. I stumbled upon this most interesting chapter of history while researching ABERCROMBIE TRAIL and POMME DE TERRE. It felt natural to continue this series […]

Writer’s Retreat with Candace Simar

Candace Simar Writing Retreat

About a dozen writer friends and I spent a delightful three days at the Baymont Inn in Baxter, MN. We accomplished our objective of encouraging each other and breaking up the winter doldrums. Represented were mystery writers, historical novelists, non-fiction writers, travel writers, journalists, poets, and children’s book writers. We each brought 3-5 pages to […]

Opening Day at Fort Abercrombie Historical Site

Grassy Hill with Forest Below

I’m invited to Fort Abercrombie’s opening day for their 2023 season. It’s always fun with Civil War reenactors drilling and firing the cannon. Fort historians offer golf-cart tours for a small fee. The museum is filled with artifacts of the six-week siege in 1862. The history comes alive. Opening day is an excellent time to […]

Fort Abercrombie Historical Site Books

American Flag

Fort Abercrombie is one of my happy places. The historical site is a North Dakota treasure with its rich history and natural beauty. My great grandfather drove the stage to the fort in the 1860’s, and inspired the Abercrombie Trail Series. It’s hard to believe the peaceful spot was once a battlefield between the U.S. […]

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, […]

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