Breezy Point featured in author's book

Vacations on Pelican Lake inspired one woman to write a story about discovery.

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"Hiding in Pelican Lake," Susan Scott's fifth book, was released in October 2021.
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BREEZY POINT — Many who visit the pristine waters of the lakes area leave feeling inspired. Some, like Susan Scott from St. Anthony, feel inspired to write a book.

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Author Susan Scott has published five books, with her recent book set in Breezy Point.
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Her book, titled "Hiding in Pelican Lake," is inspired by Scott's visits to her condo in Breezy Point. Scott describes the story as realist fiction with a touch of romance.

"I really like the area up there," Scott said. "I wanted to learn more about the area there and incorporate a little about Breezy Point being the first resort with electricity in the area. It was a story that just came to my mind and I kind of put it together."

Scott wanted the book to be ready for the 100th anniversary of Breezy Point Resort in 2021, but supply chain issues delayed shipments. The book published in October with Sheridan Minnesota, formerly Bang Printing, and mostly became available around Christmas.

As a teaser, Scott wrote, "Beatrice McLaughlin was stunned when she realized the ring she received from Charlie Lundeen on Valentine’s Day was no longer on her finger. When did it slip off and where did it go? Come along and explore the shores of Pelican Lake to learn what becomes of that special gift. This sweet story set in Breezy Point and nearby Pequot Lakes is sure to make your heart smile!"


Memoir, 'A Life After Death', details the months following an unexpected tragedy.

"Hiding in Pelican Lake" is Scott's fifth book. She has also published "Pea Soup and Tomatoes," a story about the tornado of 1965; "Lice are not Nice," a kids book about avoiding and treating lice; "The Big Blue Chicken," a companion story to the little red hen; and "What Makes St. Anthony Village," a book celebrating the 75th anniversary of St. Anthony.

These books can all be found on

Travis Grimler is a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper in Pequot Lakes/Pine River. He may be reached at 218-855-5853 or

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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