The Author

I was lucky enough to grow up in Alaska. My family moved here when I was six, and we fell in love with the place. I’ve called Alaska home ever since. You’ll know why Alaska is so close to my heart as you see the beauty and meet Alaskans of past and present.

Throughout my life, I’ve felt the power of words. I taught English for 20 years, and I’m now able to spend more time on my writing, including the novels in my young adult historical romance series. My first series is set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters who made their own way in the world.

When not writing, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and participating in Cowboy Action Shooting with the Alaska 49ers. I also belong to several historical and writers’ groups.

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4th Avenue Theatre, Library of Congress

I have written about the 4th Avenue Theatre a couple times, but it is appropriate to do so now for two reasons: the Alaska Historical Commission is holding a special meeting concerning this beautiful historic building next Monday, April 24 (9-11 am at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage), and there is a 70th anniversary celebration planned in downtown Anchorage on May 27-29 (see ).

 

Here is the post I wrote in September of last year:

#thisplacematters

 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is encouraging us to join #thisplacematters during Preservation Month, September 2016.

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