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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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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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Here comes Charlie!

I’m excited by the prospect of introducing children to life in the Far North with my newest children’s book, due out at the end of this summer. Charlie and the Blanket Toss is about a fun-loving little boy living in Barrow, … Continue reading

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Iditarod Fever

Iditarod on KTUU-TV Anchorage I’m so pleased that KTUU’s gave my new book some on-air time. They did such a wonderful job. So grateful! Congratulations to Dallas Seavey, who won Iditarod 2014, one of the most grueling races in the … Continue reading

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Classroom Visits via Skype

I’m joining many teachers and guest speakers all across the country as we recognize the upcoming World Read-Aloud Day through “Skype in the Classroom.” I can’t wait to see how it’s going to go! On Wednesday, February 26, I’ll be reading The … Continue reading

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Ready for a Dose of Reality?

Let’s just set aside the Alaskan reality shows for now. Yes, they’re entertaining, but sometimes the sustained hype is wearisome. Still we watch! You want reality? Here’s the real deal: my newest book from Alaska Northwest Books, The Alaska Homesteader’s … Continue reading

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