Writing Retreat at Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, ND

  Recently I visited Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck, North Dakota  where  I spent an entire week in personal writing retreat.  Any writer will tell you how hard it is to find blocks of uninterrupted writing time.  I am nearing completion of a book of linked short stories and desperately needed time and space to work […]

Lauraine Snelling at the Minot Hostfest

   Reading Lauraine Snelling’s Red River of the North Series back in the 1990s gave me permission to celebrate my Scandinavian roots.  I remember the euphoric feeling I experienced when I read about her characters’ immigration to America and their subsequent struggle to get established in Minnesota and North Dakota.  Her stories reminded me of […]


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