Wendell Affield was forbidden to go into the chickenhouse. Once his mother passed away, he was able to enter. What he discovered was a treasure trove of family history that connected him to his past in ways he couldn't have imagined. He's spent several years piecing together the information and the result has become a series he calls The Chickhouse Chronicles. Book one Herman: 1940s Lonely Hearts Search, takes the reader into the early years of his mother and step-father's relationship while book two is called Pawns. Pawns dives deep into Affield's family history unveiling a story whose real life characters give the reader a better understanding of the human condition as it shines a light on a struggling family trying to succeed on a farm near Nebish, MN. Affield stopped by the studio to chat about the latest edition in his series.
Tonight (Friday, April 13th) at 7 p.m. Affield will host a book launch at the Watermark Art Center that the public is invited to attend. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Bemidji Food Shelf and receive a free copy of "Herman: 1940s Lonely Hearts Search" along with a purchase of the new book "Pawns."
To keep up with all the developments in Wendell Affield's, follow along with him on his blog.