I wove elements of Koochiching county history to make a composite picture of life in 1920 in Ranier, International Falls, and on Rainy Lake. Frozen reflects local history; it doesn’t mirror it exactly.
My hope is that through one character’s struggle to learn of her past as she shapes her future, that readers will gain a sense of the confluence of many powerful rivers at that time in Koochiching history. FROZEN is a microcosm of what was happening on a national scale–from the Suffrage movement and Prohibition to unchecked development of wilderness and emerging environmentalism–and most importantly, it is a reminder that the past is filled with the voices of individuals . . . and the many stories yet to be told.