Marcia Strykowski

The Woodshed

‘They’ say “write what you know.” So, it’s not surprising that a woodshed appears in the Amy books. Some woodsheds are quite simple with just an overhang to keep firewood and kindling dry, but others are more like little cottages. My favorite woodshed was built in 1900. Located in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine, the woodshed is shown in these pictures behind the main house. I don’t know what’s inside now, but there used to be an antique wood-burning stove and a work bench covered with fascinating tools and wood shavings. One of the features I liked best about this particular woodshed was a built-in ladder that brought only the bravest explorers up through a squishy entry to an almost-secret top floor.

Years ago when the woodshed was first built right along with the main house (c. 1900).

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Future author in her blue snowsuit in front of the woodshed.

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Marcia standing between her grampie and her big sister.

To this day, the woodshed still stands proudly behind the main house.

Find out how a woodshed features in the sequel to Call Me Amy. Amy’s Choice will be available November 1st!

8 Comments

  1. I love the photos! Thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne

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  2. Hi Marcia, what lovely ‘photos and interesting to read more about your life.

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    • Thank you, Barbara. Wonderful to have met you through our blogs.

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  3. Ashley

    Wow 1900! That little shed must have many stories! Interesting!!

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  4. Bette Norton

    Beautiful story and pictures of a woodshed that is very dear to my heart too! I am so looking forward to reading Amy’s Choice!

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