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Fairbanks-area writers and writers who’ll be in Fairbanks for the ASLA conference are invited to join us for another 49 Writers no-host gathering at the Red Lantern in the Westmark Hotel on Saturday, October 17 at 9 p.m. The event follows the ASLA poetry slam, starting at 7 p.m. in the Westmark’s Northern Latitudes Restaurant. …

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What happened to June? I spent part of it on a tough assignment as a guest lecturer on an Inside Passage cruise (more about that next week) and another bit at the Alaska Book Festival in Fairbanks, but that doesn’t account for it all, and boy, is it gone. Hopefully you caught the four great …

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Confessing Geekdom

In her final post for June (loved them all!), featured author Dana Stabenow comes clean on a geeky little secret. I love good science fiction with a consuming passion. I loved Star Trek. TNG, I mean, not TOS. Kirk blows, Picard rocks, game over. I didn’t hate DS9 after the war with the Dominion started, …

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Writing History

Kate Shugak trouncing bad guys in the 14th century? Okay, not exactly, but featured author Dana Stabenow has a historical novel in the works. Is that cool or what? I’m writing an historical novel set in the 14th century, and for a long time I obsessed over how to avoid anachronism, particularly in dialogue. [Example: …

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Dana Stabenow | Loving Coasties

Great advice and encouragement on research, from this month’s featured author Dana Stabenow: The absolute best part of a writer’s life is the research. I’ve written two thrillers, Blindfold Game and Prepared for Rage. For both novels I went on patrol with the US Coast Guard, first on Alex Haley for 16 days in the …

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Living Alaskan

You’re from Alaska? There’s an upside and a downside to the question, as anyone who has lived here for any length of time will attest. Here, featured author Dana Stabenow weighs in on both. For years I tried to get an agent because “everybody” told me that the way the publishing game worked was you …

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As you head off to the Book Festival and the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference and the Last Frontier Theater Conference next week, remember that we’re looking for reports from attendees to share with our readers – maybe a wrap-up from a great session, inspiration imparted, or just your thoughts and musings. Send your contribution to …

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I’m not sure what happened to May. If anyone can round it up and bring it back this way, I’d appreciate it. So far I’ve only been able to catch glimpses of it fading fast in my rearview mirror. One thing I did manage to catch was a great series of posts from featured author …

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Maybe you already knew, since you’re reading here, but it’s official: book blogs are a great way to market books. So asserts L.A. Times book editor David Ullen, speaking recently on a panel debating the role of “gatekeepers” in publishing. “There has never been a better time to market books,” Ullin said. “The entrepreneurial model …

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