The Freshwater Education District's Area Learning Centers students visited recently with local author Candace Simar at the Wadena ALC. Simar is the Pequot Lakes resident who has written the "Abercrombie Trail" trilogy books. The books combine immigrant history with the story of the Sioux Uprising. Simar presented on her history, the writing process and answered questions from the students. Students from Staples, Long Prairie and Wadena were in attendance.