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Supporting your local library

I’m really glad to be invited to events like our local “Beyond the Stacks,” organized by the Anchorage group called Friends of the Library. I’m betting there’s an FOL in your neck of the woods, too. If you’re in Southcentral … Continue reading

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Thank you, Children’s Book Council!

Our warm thanks to the Children’s Book Council for recognizing our book in its list of showcased books … the theme this winter is “Helping Hands.” Look for Charlie and other honored books at their showcase website by clicking here.

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That was a 7.0 M earthquake!

As I write, several schools in Southcentral Alaska are closed for the year and administrators and educators have worked hard to rearrange students populations at other schools. The major earthquake that shook Anchorage on November 30 happened while I was … Continue reading

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Season of Cheer

I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet! We’re talking back to the early Christmas ads at my house, too. But I’ve already been invited to Holiday Bazaars and craft shows that start in late October. And besides, I’m … Continue reading

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Writing Time

That’s me, a Word Worker. This shot of my favorite T-shirt reminds me why I’d best stick to non-fiction…and makes me want to enter a deliciously bad writing competition. I’ve tried writing a long work of fiction. I wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Like Bobbie the Wonder Dog, I’m Headed to Oregon

I’m looking forward to reading Bobbie the Wonder Dog to an audience of Oregonians during a noon-hour talk on Friday, January 12, at the Albany Public Library. I’ll share details about Bobbie’s walk across America and the research I undertook … Continue reading

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Then and Now

A long while ago, I teamed up with Iditarod photographer Jeff Schultz for an Epicenter Press book titled Iditarod Country: Exploring the Route of the Last Great Race. It was released in February 1998. After a good, long life, that … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Week in Finland

I carried the Alaska flag with me as I traveled through Finland during the last week of October. I was there at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy, presenting all over the country in a speaking program titled “Arctic Dialogues: … Continue reading

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Packing my Parka

No, I can’t speak Finnish either. Thank heavens Finland’s population is progressive and most of them can speak English, because I’m about to fly off to the other side of the world to share Alaska with our friends abroad. I … Continue reading

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Bookin’ along the Iditarod Trail

Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle is on a different kind of trail this week, traveling the western coast of Alaska without her huskies and dogsled. With help from sponsors Marston, ExxonMobil, and the Iditarod Trail Committee, she’s flying in to schools … Continue reading

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