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 Grief, a great book about the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. Click Here for the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook Live Event
I also read from my novella, TERRIBLE AND WONDERFUL, included in Librarians of the West Quartet.
I was thrilled to be part of both these publications. Check them out if you get a chance. Why Cows Need Cowboys is nonfiction stories of untold history in the west. It would be a great Christmas gift for a youngster in your life ages 8 and older.
“Terrible and Wonderful by Candace Simar is set in the wheat fields of North Dakota in 1902. Precocious fourteen-year-old Pearl challenges wealthy, snooty Charlene Dahl for the job of hired hand/reader for Widow Scrimshaw. Simar’s plot thickens as Pearl lands the job and thus begins a “pep rally for Pearl” to win over the crotchety widow, host a lending library and possibly receive a Carnegie grant of $10,000 for a real library! Think Anne Shirley meets Nellie Olson.”
Thanks for listening today and thanks for your interest in my work.