Egg Coffee and Gourmet Lunches

           Thank you to Colleen Moser’s book club for choosing Shelterbelts for their July selection.  Lucky for me, I was invited to attend their meeting yesterday.  Colleen made egg coffee (like Tia made at the Farmer’s Union Hall), fancy boxed lunches (like the Tolga Township women prepared for the Valentine’s Day Box […]

Celebrity Pie Judge

      Thanks to Beagle Books in Park Rapids, I have something new to add to my resume.  On July 4th, after signing copies of Shelterbelts, I was invited to participate in their annual pie contest as the celebrity judge.  There were five of us, tasting our way through a plethora of delicious pies. […]

Guest Post and review of Shelterbelts by Sue Ready

“Shelterbelts” is Candace Simar’s newest historical fiction. The book offers all the best of Candace’s talents with a mesmerizing read. Her story chronicles Minnesota farming life during a tumultuous time period of World War II.  Candace draws on her Norwegian culture and crafts a compelling story whose characters’ stories stay with you long after the […]

Guest Blog by Julia Lee

Interview with Award-Winning Author Candace Simar! POSTED BY JULIA LEE / WRITING Candace Simar’s fifth novel! Recently, I had a chance to talk to Candace Simar (award-winning author of theAbercrombie Trail series). Her newest book, Shelterbelts, was released on May 16th.Shelterbelts has everything you love about Candace’s writing: Minnesota history, Norwegian culture, a gripping story, […]

More Photos from Shelterbelts Book Launch

Everywhere I go, I’m hearing comments about Shelterbelts and the book launch on May 16. We purposely decorated the venue at Franklin Arts Center with vintage tablecloths, lilacs, antique coffee pots. Why? Because Shelterbelts is set in a Minnesota farming community at the end of World War 2. I baked homemade buns with pulled pork, home […]


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