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 […]

Logging Camps and My Next Novel

The harvest of virgin Minnesota white pine occurred in the later half of the 19th Century and early 20th Century. Everyone thought the supply of timber would never end. My Danish grandfather worked as a logger in the Bemidji area in the 1890s. It was dangerous work, but available to immigrants needing to get established […]

The Lost Forty

As part of my research for a new historical novel set in a logging camp in Northern Minnesota, I recently visited the Lost Forty in the Chippewa National Forest. Actually 144 acres, the Lost Forty has the only remaining virgin white pine in the state. It survived the logger’s ax because of a surveying error. […]


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