“This novel —“Waters Like the Sky”— is a wonderful story of outdoor adventure, well-researched and well-written. The story is an exciting journey, wrapped in the mystique of the early fur trade and filled with positive lessons for life.”
- Gene Stark, author of “Tracks in the Mud:Trailing the Last Great Fur Boom,” fur trapper
Nikki Rajala – author, speaker, voyageur descendant

The Chronicles of an Unlikely Voyageur: Waters Like the Sky is the combined work of mother and daughter — Agnes Peloquin Rajala and Nikki Rajala — who are Minnesota natives,  writers and appreciators of early American and Canadian history. Nikki grew up watching her mother create literary works based on the rich heritage of their family’s ancestors. Waters Like the Sky  pays homage to being direct descendants of French-Canadian voyageurs, fur traders and explorers.

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Ask a question (I’ll respond in the Voyageur’s Life blog) — or leave a comment.

Invite me to speak at your library, school, meeting or event. As a former classroom teacher who’s presented thousands of lessons, I am available to design presentations for a variety of ages, sizes of groups and lengths of time on a variety of topics.

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[DRUM ROLL] Exciting news! Waters Like the Sky was honored with the  Jeanette Fair Book Award of Delta Kappa Gamma, Tau State, an international organization of professional women educators at their MN state convention! Yippee!!

And it was nominated for a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award in the fiction category in Duluth.

Several options to buy copies of Waters Like the Sky. Use the PayPal button below or send me a request through postal mail. Or check with local booksellers.

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