Join us in welcoming Andrea Blessum, who will be signing her TWO books – “Count Your Blessums,” and her newest release, “How to Ski When You Can’t Swim”
Count Your Blessums:
Ten-year-old Roger savored a bite of his hot fudge sundae as he watched his employee, Bernard, sell newspapers to the congregants streaming out of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, North Dakota. Roger’s burgeoning business afforded him this luxury once in a while.
After licking clean his bowl and spoon, Roger crossed the street, rolled his newspaper shed behind St. Mary’s school and walked four blocks to the Mickelson house.
Roger lived with the Mickelsons, but he wasn’t a Mickelson.
This true story of a boy with an unusual childhood begins in the 1930s and travels through time to present day. It is a story of romance and world travel, espionage and spectacular car crashes. It is a real-life example of how your attitude can shape your life.
How To Ski When You Can’t Swim:
North Dakota farm life in the 1940s required hard work and ingenuity. With no running water or electricity, the Fritel family near Barton melted snow for cooking and bathing, learned how to do electrical work by reading books and moved their beds into the living room to stay warm in winter.
This true story follows Jerry Fritel from his childhood in rural North Dakota across the globe to Vietnam and back. Along the way you’ll meet his grandparents, resilient German-Russian immigrants who left everything behind to create a better life.
An inspiring story about taking risks and accepting what you can’t change, How To Ski When You Can’t Swim demonstrates that you can do anything you set your mind to – and have fun along the way.
More About Andrea Blessum:
Andrea Blessum began her writing career at age 11, working as a paid correspondent for a pig collectors’ newsletter based in Minnesota. A native of Rugby, North Dakota, Andrea loves storytelling, bonfires and office supplies.