Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop on the Santa Fe Trail

Enjoy this guest post from fellow historical fiction author Jane Colletti Perry, author of Marcello’s Promise. Two miles from my house is the original Santa Fe Trail, disguised today under a layer of pavement and renamed the Kansas City Road. During the 1860’s it was a major highway linking the Missouri River and Kansas City […]

Candace Simar Recognized as Laura Literary Award Finalist

Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar was recognized as a Laura Literary Award finalist for her short fiction titled “Taking the Bull by the Horns.” The Laura Award, named in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder, is sponsored by Women Writing the West, an organization that supports authors and other professionals in promoting the contributions made by […]

Write Your Way Through the Pandemic

Pencil to Paper: Write your Way through the Pandemic Join us for an Eight Week Class Series led by Award Winning Author Candace Simar When: Thursdays, Noon to 2:00 p.m. CST, January 7 to February 25, 2021 Where: Zoom What: An 8 week series to move you forward in your writing, improve your writing skills […]

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 […]


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