March 27, 1952 |
Anchorage, Alaska, US
|Alma mater||University of Alaska (B.A, Journalism, 1973) (MFA, 1985)|
|Genre||science fiction, mystery, suspense/thriller, historical adventure|
|Notable awards||Edgar Award, Nero Award|
My stories are Alaska stories, and they need to be told in Alaska. Evergreen Films is located in Alaska; the company does amazing work, and I am thrilled at the prospect of working together.
I've been approached in the past to option my stories for television, but prior to Evergreen, there were no assurances the production would be filmed in Alaska.
I don't know how many people there are with a million dollars who are inclined to give it to a writers' retreat.
The first thing my writing ever earned me wasn't an advance on a book; it wasn't a fee for an article or anything like that. It was, in fact, a residency at Hedgebrook Farm.
I would be ecstatic if the very first writer to step foot in a Storyknife cabin was an Alaska Native woman writer.
Unless you are Stephen King, a book signing is attended by maybe 40 or 50 people.