I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.

It’s October, and that means Alaska Book Week is coming up. I used to be able to name the handful of great Alaska writers, now there are so many I can’t even fit all my contemporary books by Alaskan authors on the shelves  that I tried to reserve for them, and they are spreading out all over my house. It doesn’t help that I’m still buying more– yesterday I picked up Jimmy Bluefeather, and I stayed up too late reading it. (I like Kim Heacox’s voice and stories so much that I would read his grocery lists.) Here in Haines we are having a cool event at the library Saturday. From 1-2:30 you can have a “speed date” style chat with a bunch of local authors including Nick Jans, Debi Knight Kennedy, Bob Atkins, and me. ( I want to talk with Bob about writing for Sports Afield Magazine.) 

 Thursday Oct. 8 from 6-8 I will be up in Anchorage at Barnes & Noble reading from Find the Good as part of Book Week festivities in the big city.