An occasional series about authors and literary figures with Alaska ties.
Through Northern Light Media, Hegener has published her own works as well as books from other authors, often focused on mushing and other Alaska history.
Photographer Colin Tyler, who was at the Nature Center for a decade as a resident volunteer and staff member, released his book of striking images this year.
Greci, who worked as a teacher for much of his more than 30 years in Alaska, used those experiences in plotting his books to keep the attention of young-adult readers.
Alaska Authors: Jones, whose Nathan Active series was set in a fictionalized Kotzebue, spent many years as a journalist and with the FAA before becoming a novelist.
His debut novel “Secondhand Summer” was drawn from his family’s move to Anchorage, while “Coming Home” conveys tumult in both Alaska and America.
As a young woman, Hill spent a year in the village of Tatitlek. Despite warnings of how she may be received in the state, she left with “pure raw possibility and hope.”
“I didn’t go to my graduation ceremony,” said Crestodina, the author and illustrator behind “Working Boats: An Inside Look at Ten Amazing Watercraft.” “I went to Sitka instead. And I’ve been fishing ever since.”
Originally arriving in Alaska from England in 1991, author Gerri Brightwell has been at UAF for the last two decades.
For “Sivulliq: Ancestor,” the author learned from elders, tribal leaders and whalers to craft the historic thriller.