Author Archives: Tricia Brown

A Parade for Bobbie the Wonder Dog

The little town of Silverton, Oregon, celebrates the memory of Bobbie the Wonder Dog every year with its annual Pet Parade, sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club. And this year, on May 18, the parade had special significance: the 100th … Continue reading

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Signing Time!

After several years of researching, writing, and editing, I’m excited to announce the birth of my latest book: The Queen of Fairbanks: Extraordinary Family Secrets & Untold Stories of America’s Farthest North Bag Lady. Irene Sherman was well known in … Continue reading

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Writers and Illustrators, You’re Invited!

If you’re looking to break into children’s books, or just need a word of encouragement on your path to publishing, you’re invited to a special event hosted by the Interior chapter of the Alaska Writers Guild. I’ll be joining a … Continue reading

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April 2024 Happenings

The Queen of Fairbanks is heading to the printer this week, and I’m ready to see it fly. It’s not too different from the Empty-Nester feeling. I’ve devoted so many years to researching and writing this book that I just … Continue reading

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Patsy Ann of Alaska is back!

I’m so glad to welcome the return of a favorite children’s book that’s been unavailable for a while. Epicenter Press of Seattle has picked up this gem, and its new book birthday is January 9, 2024. I hope you’ll read … Continue reading

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Happy Day!

Alaska Book Week launched its kick-off event Sunday, October 1, 2023, at the Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe in Anchorage with a five-person panel of authors talking about their works in progress and reading. But before they got started, Patience … Continue reading

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Alaska Book Week and the CLIA

I’m so grateful! Recently I was chosen to receive a 2023 Contributions to Literacy in Alaska (CLIA) Award. The Alaska Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress, has chosen the honorees for the last thirty years, … Continue reading

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This is what a writer’s desk looks like

I have a working title for my in-progress nonfiction writing, but “the Irene book” is what I’ve been calling the story of Irene Sherman. It’s so compelling and wide-ranging that I’ve been immersed in it for more than a year. … Continue reading

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Question of the day: How’s the Irene book coming?

In July 2022, I was in Fairbanks for Golden Days, the city’s celebration of its gold-rush roots. I try to get up there every year, and I’ll never forget how the Grande Parade of 1978 made us feel like our … Continue reading

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A Sukdu for the Dena’ina Children

I love writing and editing books, but another area of mine is book development, when I get to coordinate all aspects of putting together a quality book written by someone else. I don’t do many by choice, because my own … Continue reading

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