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November 6, 2019

Roy Blomstrom, author of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, will be speaking to the Writer's Circle, a Thunder Bay writing group, on November 27 at 7 PM at the Waverley Branch of the Thunder Bay Public Library.

Among the topics: why write about this war an...

September 24, 2019

Most writers love autumn--the school supplies alone serve as bewitching reminders that blank pages invite new work.

Autumn is also harvest time, when the work of sun and water (and minerals and and and and) bears fruit. 

We've got some new, fun projects on our calendar f...

June 26, 2019

SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR is now available at the Finnish Bookstore! Part of The Kitchen Nook (which has a gift registry and lots of cool things), the Finnish Bookstore is conveniently located at Bay and Algoma. 

Much of SILENCES is set in Por...

June 19, 2019

Roy Blomstrom, author of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR will speak this Saturday at FinnFest. He is part of the 11 to noon time slot, in conversation with Liisa Kovala and Mark Munger. All three have written historical fiction based on the North Americ...

May 22, 2019

Coming June 20 - 22, Finn Festival celebrates Finnish culture in North America. Roy Blomstrom, author of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, will be among those speaking at the event. 

The weekend has lots of fun events in store--music, dances, reunions, sa...

October 31, 2018

One of the most interesting aspects of publishing books is seeing what resonates with readers.

Sometimes books have one or more obvious audiences. SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR has many potential readers: those who are interested in war history, Finnis...

October 17, 2018

Recently, Roy Blomstrom read at an event sponsored by the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop (NOWW). Six times a year, NOWW invites its members to read portions of their work, and each evening includes an "open mic" portion, where non-members can read short works. 

A...

October 3, 2018

The Ontario Library Services North announced the winners of the Northern Lit Awards at a banquet last week. 

The English Fiction award, for which SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR was shortlisted, went to THE LIGHTKEEPER'S DAUGHTERS, by Jean E. Pendziwol....

September 5, 2018

One of the best parts of having written work in the world is connecting with readers. It's been really fun to hear from those who have been kind and generous enough to take the time to read our books.

CRADLE OF THE DEEP was very much a family memoir, which we were makin...

August 13, 2018

This Saturday! From noon until 4! Meet authors from northwestern Ontario, buy books and/or have them signed, and enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of Thunder Bay Chapters on Memorial.

Shuniah House author Roy Blomstrom will be there with SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FI...

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