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.

“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Louis Brandeis

I know it’s a little weird to be talking about myself and my new book so much, but in this virtual book tour age, this is now part of it all– and mainly, I don’t want you to miss an opportunity because I didn’t share.On Monday at 7pm ET (3pm AKDT) I’ll be in conversation with NPR’s Melissa Block, hosted by Old Town Books in Alexandria VA outside Washington DC. Melissa  came to Haines when I was in my first year on the assembly and interviewed a group of us about the divisions in Haines, so this should be an interesting follow up. Maybe you will join us?

These events also help support local independent bookstores that are doing their best in these times to keep us well read, and to stay open for when we can all meet and browse in person again. At each one the link to buy a book goes to the local store, in this case Old Town Books, and so why not look around on their site and stock up? My list of summer reads is growing…