Mentor Monday and Other Fun Things

What could be better than sitting around a table with others who are also passionate about the writing craft? The mentor program started in October is a year-long program to study the basics of good writing. Once a month, five writers gather at my house for Mentor Monday. It’s truly a delight. Message me if […]

My latest Short Stories and the Grasshopper Plague of Minnesota

Today I gave a zoom presentation for the Friends of the Brainerd Library about the two new anthologies in which I have stories. I read from GRASSHOPPERS FOR SUPPER in Why Cows Need Cowboys and mentioned the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. I thought to post the photos plus the book cover of Harvest of […]

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 […]


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