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A Peek behind the Curtain

A teacher-writer friend of mine has a terrific blog, and following the release of ZIG: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS, she interviewed me for details on how the book came together. If you’re interested, please click here to read more. From a … Continue reading

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Meet ZIG!

I’m happy to announce that hot off the press is Zig: The Warrior Princess, a new children’s book that I wrote with Iditarod champion Jeff King! The illustrator is the terrific guy who also produced the art for Bobbie the … Continue reading

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Back from Bobbie Country

Bobbie the Wonder Dog may have lived nearly a century ago, but he is still a big star in Silverton, Oregon. And now Silverton’s hometown dog is back in the national news with the release of a new book from WestWinds … Continue reading

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Musk Ox babies are the cutest

Each year, the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, Alaska, reopens for the summer season on Mother’s Day Sunday. That’s the day they introduce the new babies to the public. If you’ve never made the trip out, it’s just one short … Continue reading

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Authors Love Librarians

I’m not a librarian, but I think of them so highly. These men and women possess a passion for reading, but more . . . they understand the way reading affects how children see the world and themselves. They are … Continue reading

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A Fresh Take

Sled Dog Wisdom is back for a second edition in a bigger format that includes photos. Thanks, Epicenter Press, for reprising this collection of mushers’ stories and quotes. When I first gathered the material for this book, I asked dozens … Continue reading

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One Fine Dog

I had heard of “devoted dog” stories, but when I delved into the history of a certain collie mix named Bobbie, I could only repeat what hundreds of thousands had already uttered: “Are you kidding? Really?” That’s because this dog, having become … Continue reading

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It’s all about the BOOK!

I’m so glad to be back in Anchorage, ready to visit schools, libraries, and get involved with big events like Alaska Book Week. It’s coming up the first week of October, when you’ll find Alaskan authors all over the state engaged … Continue reading

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Return to 1967

A good part of my last three years has been dedicated to structuring, developing, and editing two epic books, each of which has a special tie to the year 1967. The first book is IDITAROD®: The First Ten Years, a 400-plus-page compendium of … Continue reading

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New Book Recommendation!

For those of you who’ve read One Man’s Wilderness, by Sam Keith, you’ve probably also seen the video spin-off of the Dick Proenneke story on PBS (titled Alone in the Wilderness). Years after the death of author Sam Keith, his … Continue reading

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