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A Stockholm Sensation: Writer credits area for inspiration

STOCKHOLM - Mary Logue has been a writer for over 30 years and admits she has suffered writer's block more than once.

For a woman who has lived in New York City, France and Belgium, one would never guess that one of the places Logue goes for inspiration is tiny Stockholm.

About 20 years ago, she was seeking a place to get away and do some writing. Growing up in Lake Elmo, Minn., Logue was familiar with the River Valley and decided to take a trip.

She stopped in Stockholm and spent time at the Merchants Hotel when, she said, "I noticed a little house that was for sale and next thing I knew I bought it."

The rest is history, and Logue still has a house in Stockholm.

"Stockholm is filled with artists and writers, and I already knew some people there," she said. "Plus, the rest of the community seemed very inspiring."

As thanks, Logue has used the Stockholm area as the setting for her Claire Watkins mystery series. The seventh and latest novel, "Point No Point," will soon be published. Logue will hold a book signing 3-5 p.m. Nov. 28 at Abode Stockholm.

For more please read the Nov. 19 issue of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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