Lumen Award for Literary Excellence 2019 Winner: Annie Boochever. Fighter in Velvet Gloves
I didn’t know how rigorous publication with a University Press would be until I began working with the University of Alaska Press…
Made it home to Bellingham with a few minor gliches – broken telescoping suitcase handle and tooth! But happy to see my hubby Scott Miller and our dog Zz after the Alaska Book Week Tour.
A place that will always be close to my heart, Dillingham was much of the inspiration for my first book Bristol Bay Summer. I gave my final presentation at the local Native corporation Curyung Community Center (pronounced Chugyung) to a full-house.
My last night in Anchorage included dinner at the Southside Bistro. Mmmmmm. A special thank you to my hosts Marti Pausback and Bill Michaelson.
The full-house audience at the Kodiak Public Library was wonderful! Very exciting to get to see Kodiak after living in Southeast for so many years.
I spoke at the Valdez Consortium Library to an enthusiastic full-house. Flying into Valdez, the terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, was breathtakingly beautiful!
Read the Interview on Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Blog
It just makes sense to visit the Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich park in Anchorage to kick off my book tour for Fighter in Velvet Gloves.
This Alaska Book Week Tour is the result of the hard work and effort of many librarians, for which I have new appreciation. While I was waiting for my connecting flight to Bethel in the Anchorage airport, I found Mary!