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 making available to extended family members, but it has appealed to a broader audience, in Northwestern Ontario and beyond. Readers regale us with their own family stories--summers by various lakes or the ocean, parents and grandparents living in a world with wood-burning stoves and train travel, their hopes for their own children or grandchildren.
SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR grew far beyond its own beginnings in a family mystery (for more, see Roy's explanation, here) while remaining deeply rooted in Finland and in northwestern Ontario. One reader recently emailed a friend to reminisce about building dams on the McIntyre River and who lived at the stop where Viktoria got off the bus in 1955's Port Arthur.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read our works. We appreciate your interest in historical fiction, Finland's history, memoirs, Northwestern Ontario, Lake Superior, or whatever else brought you to our doors.