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February 21, 2018

Fun announcement! SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR will soon be available at Fireweed. Fireweed, at 182 S. Algoma Street, is one of Thunder Bay's top destinations for anything made by local artists.

Also, more copies of SILENCES are available in Cole's at...

February 13, 2018

The premiere of VELJENI VARTIJA, an opera by noted Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas, is this Friday, February 16, in Tampere, Finland, at Tampere-Talo. Set in 1918, the opera is "about hate and mercy," focusing on a brother and sister who end up on opposite sides of t...

February 7, 2018

At his website, author Roy Blomstrom considers the Finnish Civil War, snow, gloves, and conscription.

As the divisions between Red sympathizers and White sympathizers becomes more plain, White leaders must consider where their fighting force will come from. Some will vo...

January 31, 2018

Roy Blomstrom, author of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, has a new website! It's www.royblomstrom.ca. (Left, he's painting a just-repaired woodshed, a project from several summers ago.)

There, you can find information about him, about SILENCES, and abou...

January 24, 2018

We're now into that part of 2018 that marks the 100th anniversary of events in the Finnish Civil War.

One hundred years ago, Mannerheim had been made Supreme Commander of the White Guards. 

In SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, 100 years ago yesterday, Juss...

January 17, 2018

Local writer and reviewer Michael Sobota spent time this holiday season with SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, and wrote a review for the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal. 

An excerpt: "One of the gifts in his writing is a wry, dry sense of humour. Another i...

January 10, 2018

We're so pleased that copies of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR and CRADLE OF THE DEEP: MEMOIR OF A LAKE SUPERIOR COTTAGE are available locally.

Check them out at the Thunder Bay Museum and at the Intercity Mall location of Coles. 

And here's a giant THAN...

January 3, 2018

The good news is that we're low on our own physical copies of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR. Thank you, Thunder Bay, for your kind support of Roy's first novel! 

The OTHER good news is that this is a great opportunity for us to correct a few of the omi...

December 27, 2017

What "winter people" like to say: "It's a dry cold." "You get used to it." "Wear layers." "Any climate is tolerable if you have the right clothing."

But a century ago, many of the materials in cold-weather gear hadn't yet been invented. Most regular folks had to make do...

December 13, 2017

Sunday afternoon, friends and readers and writers and various Scandihooligans gathered to launch SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, by Roy Blomstrom. 

At the event, Roy talked about his reasons for writing this novel. Look for more of his "about this novel...

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