Indie Alaska is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The weekly series captures the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these videos present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.

In this episode we meet writer Heather Lende. She's been a columnist for publications in Alaska and nationwide, and published books about life in rural Haines, Alaska. Her third book, "Find the Good," will be published Spring 2015. However, the job Lende is most passionate about is as obituary writer for her local paper, the Chilkat Valley News.