• Saturday 12/9/17 Cherry Street Books Alexandria 12-2pm
  • Saturday 12/16/17 Nat’s Books Uptown Minneapolis noon to 3pm
  • Tuesday 12/19/17 Pequot Lakes Rotary Club
  • Monday 1/8/18 Crosby Women’s Club 1pm

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 2015, receiving awards from both the Midwest Book Awards and the Willa Literary Awards in Historical Fiction;  Spur Award Winning  ABERCROMBIE TRAIL  SERIES ( Abercrombie Trail 2009, Pomme de Terre 2010, Birdie2011,  and Blooming Prairie 2012).

Her work has received awards from the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Midwest Book Awards, Bob Dylan Creative Writing Contest, Lake Region Review, League of Minnesota Poets, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Dust and Fire, and Brainerd Writer’s Alliance.  FARM GIRLS 2013 co-written with her sister, celebrates growing up on a dairy farm. Candace is a grateful Five Wings Arts grant recipient.


Visit her website for more information and to purchase books. 


Lakes Area Writers Alliance is a writers group in Brainerd, Minnesota that offers support, encouragement, and critique to members and visitors to their monthly meetings.


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