Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Becoming Alaskan" -- New Book

"Becoming Alaskan" is nearing release. My thanks to Jan DeNapoli for not only putting the cover together for me but the use of her "Snow Moose" for the front cover. Susan Stevenson, who moved here (okay, Fairbanks) from Florida not long before I did, provided the back cover shot of the Big Dipper against the Northern Lights. Click on the photo for a larger version.

As I type, I'm hoping to send this to the printer by this weekend, meaning I should have at least advance copies available by mid-October. As with "Backstage Iditarod" (and I keep typing "Backstage Alaskan" when I'm typing, showing how much my brain is on auto-pilot), it'll be available on Amazon.com, ISBN 978-0-9795828-0-6, tho' my hunch would be not to look for it there until the end of the month since it takes some time to get in the system. Basic info, 200 pages and about 132 photos, depending on whether I add or delete a couple while doing last minutes tweaking. Cost $19.95

Here's the back cover blurb in case you can't read it, with a nod to Jacqi for her help on this:

"Imagine your best friend just moved to Alaska and has invited you to visit. She throws a log on the fire, pours you a glass of wine, and you each grab a corner of the couth. She then proceeds to tell you about her new life in Wasilla, Alaska. If you live in the North, her tales may have a familiar ring to them, but how about if you’re a Southerner, more at home barefooted and strolling the beach than clad in mukluks and tromping through snow?

Price’s “Southern Breezes” meets “Northern Exposure” experiences are sometimes comical, often serious, and reveal a strange mix of bewitched and bewildered as she tackles her new environment where the moose roam free. Grab that glass of wine, put another log on the fire and curl up with this wonderful account of Becoming Alaskan and trading flip flops and the crash of waves on the sand for mukluks and the sound of snow crashing off the roof."

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