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MN Author Candace Simar

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Candace Simar likes to imagine how things might have been. She grew up dreaming how life might have been for her family in the early days of Minnesota settlement, and later became concerned when her college-aged children did not know this history. Eventually, she took her son’s challenge to “write a book,” and since then, has written seven, including several short stories. She is now a writer and poet hailing from Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, in the heart of Lake Country.
As a life-long Minnesotan and the grandchild of immigrants, Candace nurtures a passion for her home state’s history. Publishing her Minnesota-based historical novels has been a dream come true. “I write historical novels to share painless history lessons about the fascinating and unique history of our region.”
Simar is a Spur Award winner and Spur finalist from the Western Writers of America for her “Abercrombie Trail” series. “Shelterbelts,” which is set in Minnesota following the end of World War II, was a finalist in both the Willa Literary Awards in Historical Fiction and the Midwest Book Awards. “Escape to Fort Abercrombie” holds a Will Rogers Gold Medallion and a Peacemaker Award from Western Fictioneers.
On Wednesday, June 12, Simar will be visiting the Wabasso Public Library at 1:00 PM. She will be discussing her works, career, writing process, and highlighting her latest historical novel, “Sister Lumberjack,” which is a story set in and around the logging camps of Northern Minnesota.
This program is free and open to the public, and is made possible through funds provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


June 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Wabasso Public Library
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Wabasso Public Library
1248 Oak Street
Wabasso, MN 56293 United States
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