Posted on October 6, 2017

Alaska Book Week 2017

This year’s Alaska Book Week of October  1-7. This is a time for us to celebrate Alaskan authors and books. Events have been happening all over the state, from book signings to talks to a bookmark contest! See more at

I’ve been posting shout outs to some of my favorite Alaskan writers on my Twitter feed. Here’s a genre cross-section selection of Alaskan authors to explore. (Disclaimer: some of those are personal friends; some have won awards but I haven’t read their books yet. But I think you’ll find at least one that’s your cup of tea.)

Jennifer Bernard writes contemporary romance. I love her fireman series and baseball series.

Kris Farmen writes contemporary and historical literary fiction. His novel Turn Again is one of my favorites.

Erin Hollowell is a poet who lives in the Homer area. Her latest book is Pause, Traveler.

Eowyn Ivey write historical literary fiction. The Snow Child is brilliant.

Joan Naviyuk Kane is a poet with family connections in King Island, and her latest book is Hyperboreal.

Nancy Lord has written several books, and I just bought her new novel pH.

C.M. McCoy writes YA paranormal, and I love her novel Eerie.

Jeremy Pataky is a poet who lives in McCarthy. His latest book is Overwinter.

Don Rearden has written fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. His novel The Raven’s Gift is stunning.

Cinthia Ritchie is a poet and novelist. Dolls Behaving Badly is one of my all-time favorite novels. And her blog is great!

Dan Walker’s new YA novel Secondhand Summer is on my to-be-read list.

Happy Alaska Book Week, and happy reading! 🙂

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