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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...

December 6, 2017

One hundred years ago today, Finland declared its independence from Russia.

The following is a scene from SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR. In December of 1917, government and law enforcement are falling apart as the Great War ravages Europe. A shopkeeper...

November 30, 2017

We're thrilled to announce the publication of

SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR

by Roy Blomstrom.

Set in Finland in 1918, just at the end of World War I, and in Port Arthur, Ontario in the summer of 1955, SILENCES follows Jussi Mantere and his friends throug...

November 16, 2017

Just in time for the centenary of Finland's independence, we're releasing SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, by Roy Blomstrom. Watch this space for official launch details and availability info.

Meanwhile...

Labour Day, 1955. Near a creek in Port Arthur, On...

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