Award Winning Author Candace Simar | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Award Winning Author Candace Simar

Award-winning author Candace Simar visited with me about her fourth book in her Abercrombie Trail series, "Blooming Prairie." The journey starts with Evan Jacobson in "Abercrombie Trail", a Norwegian immigrant in the mid-1800's, who lands in Minnesota. He takes the job of stagecoach driver. Candace uses this as an excellent story-telling tool as Evan drives over the newly settled land from Fort Snelling to Fort Abercrombie, meeting and greeting settlers along the way, as well as befriending some of the Indians, while fearing for his life from others, Indians and settlers. This was the wild west. The land and all it provides were the source of dispute and bloodshed.

Candace shared her inspiration and insight with me during our interview. Click over to my writer's blog, Play off the Page, www.maryaalgaard.blogspot.com, to read more about Candace, her excellent historical fiction series, and find out why you need to pay attention to your dresms. Plus, you'll have a chance to win one of her books! See you there.

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