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Grand Rapids Friends of the Library Raffle

Isn’t this a great idea?  The Grand Rapids Friends of the Library in collaboration with the Loon Country Quilters created this beautiful 3ft X 5ft wall hanging.  The  signatures of 20 Minnesota authors are embroidered on the spines of the different books.  I was thrilled

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Midwest Book Awards 2016

What fun for Shelterbelts to be named a finalist for the 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards. The Gala was held at Luther Seminary. We dressed up for the occasion and joined family and friends to celebrate. The judge’s comments were most

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Florida Book Tour

  Keith and I had great fun visiting Sons of Norway Lodges in Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Meyers and Clearwater last month. How fun to meet fellow Scandinavians, many with Midwestern roots.  Special thanks to Shelley Cooper for her wonderful hospitality at Estero Island. 

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Shiloh Battlefield

Visiting Shiloh was one of the highlights of my recent Florida Book Tour.  I’m researching this famous Civil War battlefield for my present writing project, and doubly interested because Keith’s ancestors fought at Shiloh with an Iowa regiment. Keith’s relative was captured

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Good Neighbors

     This family photo inspired a chapter in Shelterbelts.  These neighbor women worked in the kitchen during my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary party at Tordenskjold Lutheran Church in 1956.  The church had electricity but no indoor plumbing.  These good women

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Midwest Book Awards 2016

What fun for Shelterbelts to be named a finalist for the 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards. The Gala was held at Luther Seminary. We dressed up

Read More »

Florida Book Tour

  Keith and I had great fun visiting Sons of Norway Lodges in Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Meyers and Clearwater last month. How fun to meet fellow

Read More »

Shiloh Battlefield

Visiting Shiloh was one of the highlights of my recent Florida Book Tour.  I’m researching this famous Civil War battlefield for my present writing project, and doubly

Read More »

Good Neighbors

     This family photo inspired a chapter in Shelterbelts.  These neighbor women worked in the kitchen during my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary party at Tordenskjold

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