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    Fur Rondy Snow Sculptures

    Note: Much of Fur Rondy is cancelled this year, but the snow sculpture competition will go on! Please enjoy this post from last year. As you may know, Fur Rendezvous (or Fur Rondy for short) is Anchorage, Alaska’s winter carnival.…

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    The Season of Raven Love

    Ravens are my favorite birds. I love how smart, savvy, and sassy they are. Plus, they’re survivors. They can be found in many different places around the world, including most of Alaska. I love their beautiful black feathers, their intelligence,…

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    Romance Time!

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a great time to read romance. To celebrate the holiday, here’s an excerpt from my novella Worth Her Weight in Gold, set in Juneau, territory of Alaska, in 1886. Ada sings with her…

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    Writing Distinctive Settings

    I tend to gravitate to novels with interesting settings. For example, I loved to read about China in 484 AD in Sherry Thomas’ The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan, Atlanta in 1890 in Stacey Lee’s The Downstairs Girl, and…

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    Getting the Real News

    To my conservative friends, I know we can agree that intimidation, harassment, vandalism, and violence are wrong. We don’t do those things in our everyday lives, and I doubt you’re going to start now. I know many of us agree…