Still Points NorthStill Points North, my memoir about growing up in the wilderness of Alaska is now in stores. You can buy online here:
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January 21, 2014
Still Points North was picked as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize. The prize is new and given to the author of a first book. Eight hundred critics, eighty picks, seven finalists...one winner. Check out more details here.
May 31, 2013
Just got to see the final copy on this essay I wrote for the May/June issue of Alaska Magazine. So excited because the essay really should have been a chapter in the book. (In fact, I think it once was, but had to be cut along way due to pacing.) It's all about rafting the Deshka river: 2 Great Alaskan Dads, 2 Great Alaskan Daughters, 1 Great Alaskan son, endless rain, endless Milky Ways, endless King salmon and no current...at all.
May 29, 2013
Had such a good time with the Stoneleigh Book Club this week. What a smart, savvy group of women. Plus: finally got to read from the Maryland sections of the memoir.
May 10, 2013
May 01, 2013
So excited to be reading at the Richmond convention center tonight with Eben Alexander (Proof of Heaven), Michael Shelden (Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill), Lucinda Scala Quinn (Mad Hungry Cravings) Andrew Gross (No Way Back) and Rhonda Riley (The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope).
We're reading in front of..gulp...1,000 odd people, so if anybody has a particular idea of what to read from Still Points North, please please email me. I need a crowd pleaser!
April 19, 2013
Couldn't be more thrilled and happy to come home to Alaska tonight! Thanks so much to the Anchorage Daily News for the amazing profile of Still Points North this Sunday.
Wed. Night 4/24: I'd love if you could join me for a reading the wonderful UAA CAMPUS BOOKSTORE WITH SHERRY SIMPSON ( 2905 Providence Drive Anchorage, 5pm)
Thurs. Night 4/25: Writers, please come to discuss memoir and failed novels at the 49 WRITERS CRAFT TALK at GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO (570 East Benson Boulevard Anchorage, 7:30pm)
Fri. Night 4/26: Everybody please pretty please join us at CYRANO'S with Pulitzer Finalist and fellow Alaskan EOWYN IVEY. Snacks, fizzy beverages and merriment! Also known as: BIG SILLY BOOK PARTY. (413 D Street, Anchorage, 7pm)
April 17, 2013
I'm new to publishing. Getting a New York Times review was a dream come true. So was chatting (oh, so casually) on NPR. But this week, when Lucky magazine picked a power outfit to match Still Points North, I was flabbergasted—in the best of ways. They had me at galoshes. And fake fur.
April 03, 2013
Elle Magazine ran an author smackdown in this month's. Still Points North "warmed readers' hearts" and they put a photo of funny and freaklishly, fabulously talented Meg Wolitzer next to the (lovely) review. Thanks Elle readers!
April 02, 2013
Eternal thanks to The New York Times and Susannah Meadows for this beautiful Still Points North review.
Greatest New York day ever!
April 02, 2013
Leonard Lopate on WNYC graciously interviewed me this week. All bases were covered: near death experiences, Great Alaskan Dads, Coffee Moms, and negotiating the distance between.
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