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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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CBC Honor for Bobbie

We just received glad news that the Children’s Book Council has selected Bobbie the Wonder Dog for its Summer 2022 Showcase: “Love Makes the World Go Round.” Bobbie and the other selected titles for Summer 2022 are now live on … Continue reading

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Signed books for Christmas!

I am so excited to return to the Arts & Crafts Emporium at the Dena’ina Center in downtown Anchorage. So many events were cancelled last year, and coming back feels good. The A&C Emporium is a one-stop shopping experience that … Continue reading

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