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Author/Book Spotlight. Giveaway: Paddling to Winter

Paddling to Winter

Paddling to Winter by Julie Buckles

About the Book: A Couple’s Wilderness Journey from Lake Superior to the Canadian North.

Julie Buckles and Charly Ray built a wood and canvas canoe, exchanged marriage vows, and paddled away from their front yard, planning to travel 2,700 miles to the Arctic Ocean and winter over in a tiny cabin. What a honeymoon! Told in Julie’s page-turning style, their story is full of humor and humility, rapids and relationships, love and life.


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Raven Productions, Inc (September 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983518920
  • Paperback $13.50 on amazon

Julie Buckles

About the Author: Julie Buckles was born in the driftless region of Wisconsin and raised on a 47-acre dairy farm. She now lives near Washburn with her husband, Charly (spoiler alert, they are still together), two children and a team of Siberian huskies. She studied history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Buckles has worked as a reporter and freelance writer and as an adjunct professor at Northland College, where she currently works in the communications office as the public and media relations specialist. She is a regular contributor to Lake Superior Magazine and WPR’s Wisconsin Life. “Paddling to Winter: A Couple’s Wilderness Journey from Lake Superior to Northern Canada” was published in September 2013 and was recently awarded the Next Generation Indie Award, the Independent Publishers Award, the Foreword Book of the Year in Adventure and the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award for cover design.

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There will be 1 winner  

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Giveaway Ends Feb 20th, 2015

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is #2 – tmy56


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  1. I want to read this….we go to Minnesota/Lake Superior every summer/fall on vacation..and we have thought about canoeing that same path!!!

    Comment by Ronda Garnett | February 4, 2015 | Reply

  2. Paddling to Winter sounds enchanting – I’d love to read it to live vicariously through Julie & Charly’s adventures. I’m not a ‘winter’ person but am fascinated with the Alaskan/Artic lifestyle.

    Comment by tmy56 | February 4, 2015 | Reply

  3. We love to travel across our country, enjoying the many beautiful sites along the way. This book will remind us of some or maybe show us some new adventure.

    Comment by Mary Ann Linder | February 4, 2015 | Reply

  4. I always wanted to explore the wilderness areas in a canoe. I only experienced canoeing once, but it was an experience I have never forgotten.

    Comment by Becky I. | February 4, 2015 | Reply

  5. I’m curious to read about their adventure. I just couldn’t imagine me boating in any boat during winter. :). But I know it would be a safe journey by reading about theirs. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) om

    Comment by carol L | February 6, 2015 | Reply

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