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. […]

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 P. Mayo, C. K. Crigger, W. Michael Farmer and John D. Nesbitt.“Western literature has […]

Will Rogers Medallion Award Finalist and Peacemaker Winner

Last week I found out that Escape to Fort Abercrombieis a finalist in the Will Rogers Medallion Awards and also received the Peacemaker Award from the Western Fictioneers. I feel so blessed to be in the company of so many great writers. This photo is from a 2018 visit to Fort Abercrombie historical site in […]


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