Sandy Frykholm of Sequim recently received a Cascade Award by the Oregon Christian Writers group for her memoir “The Drive in ‘65.” Submitted photo

Sandy Frykholm of Sequim recently received a Cascade Award by the Oregon Christian Writers group for her memoir “The Drive in ‘65.” Submitted photo

Sequim author Frykholm earns Cascade Award

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Local writer Sandy Frykholm was honored with a Cascade Award by Oregon Christian Writers for her unpublished memoir, “The Drive in ‘65.” Awards in several categories were presented on Aug. 14 during the OCW summer writers’ conference in Portland, Ore.

“The Drive in ‘65” recounts a 22,000-mile camping trip from Alaska where Frykholm grew up. With eight people in a nine-passenger van, her mother and aunt took their children to see more of the world, circling North America and traveling as far south as Mexico City over 14 weeks in the summer of 1965.

Events of that year — the escalating war in Vietnam, Civil Rights protests and progress, and the space race — are woven through the narrative of family adventure and discovery.

Frykholm, has worked as a freelance writer for the Sequim Gazette and other publications, and has done writing and editing for several nonprofit organizations. She is an award-winning poet and co-wrote two plays with her late mother, Win Perman; both were produced locally.

In addition to the memoir, Frykholm is nearing completion of two novels. Read more about her at sandralynnereed.com.

She chairs the local Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers Conference, scheduled for Nov. 2.

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