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Simar's 'Blooming Prairie' is Western Writers of America Spur Award finalist


Candace Simar, Pequot Lakes author, was chosen as a Spur Award finalist in the best western juvenile fiction category for her latest historical novel, “Blooming Prairie” (North Star Press, 2012).

The Spur Award is an annual literary prize awarded by the Western Writers of America. Simar received her award June 28 at the Western Writers of America annual convention in Las Vegas, Nev., where she also served as a panelist.

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