Candace Simar is a Pequot Lakes, Minnesota author with a passion for her Scandinavian heritage and a deep love of history. Candace grew up dreaming how life might have been for her family in the early days of Minnesota settlement. She became concerned when her college-aged children did not know this history, and took her son’s challenge to “write a book.”
Her historical novels include: Shelterbelts, a real wooden oxcart receiving awards from both the Midwest Book Awards and the Willa Literary Awards in Historical Fiction; Spur Award Winning Abercrombie Trails Series (Abercrombie Trail 2009, Pomme de Terre 2010, Birdie 2011, and Blooming Prairie 2012).
You can learn more about Candace Simar at her website, candacesimar.com. You can find Candace’s books in the Plum Creek Catalog here or by asking your local librarian. Candace will also be speaking at several other Plum Creek libraries. You can find the full schedule at plumcreeklibrary.org.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.