About Me

I am a former archaeologist and archaeological resources curator with an M.A. in Maritime History/Nautical Archaeology from East Carolina University.  I am now the Library Director for the City of Craig, Alaska as well as a blogger and writer, music director for The Prince of Wales Players Theater Company , pianist, and mom.  I spent years writing grants and technical reports for a number of federal and state agencies and companies, and I’ve blogged on The Weatherunderground since 2003.  A foray into the insanity of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2009 led to my involvement with writing fiction.

My fiction tends toward the supernatural realm, and I hesitate to label it “horror” because it lacks the gore that is associated with that genre.  It tends more toward psychological terror, much to my characters’ chagrin.  My 2009 NaNo Cut Time, is still in edits, while The Fishing Widow, written over June-September 2010 is in its final form.  My 2010 NaNo, titled In Dark Places is set in an interior Alaskan copper mine in 1913 and is on-going.  My latest research project is Saltus (planning for NaNo ’11), which will follow several survivors of Varus’ massacre in the Teutoburg Forest in AD 9.

The Fishing Widow follows two main characters, Ethan Lindgren and Colin Claybaugh, two fishermen based in the fictional Port Saint Anne, Alaska, and both of whom are involved in the Sitka herring sac roe fishery.

For my Weather Underground blog featuring life in Alaska (now focused on SE) click here

Link to @jitterymoose to Follow Me on Twitter!

And if you’re interested in Book & Music Reviews of all sorts, check out The Heavy Metal Librarian’s Blog on WordPress!

Contact me at thefishingwidow@akmarshall.com

5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Interesting bio and book chapters. I like our comments about the book genre’. Maybe suspense is a good description. In my opinion, much of Dean Koontz’s work fits that description.

    You bring a lot to the table, very talented. Eager to follow you on Twitter.

  2. Hi AK,

    Saw your tweet about offering a review and interview. I’d be interested! Below is info about my fantasy adventure for children, Wyndano’s Cloak.

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Writing as AR Silverberry

    Jen has settled into a peaceful life when a terrifying event awakens old fears—of being homeless and alone, of a danger horrible enough to destroy her family and shatter her world forever.

    She is certain that Naryfel, a shadowy figure from her past, has returned and is concentrating the full force of her hate on Jen’s family. But how will she strike? A knife in the dark? An attack from her legions? Or with the dark arts and twisted creatures she commands with sinister cunning.

    Wyndano’s Cloak may be Jen’s only hope. If she can only trust that she has what it takes to use it . . .

    An award-winning fantasy of loyalty, betrayal, and the yearning of the spirit. Ages 10 and up.

    “. . . Constant suspense . . . impossible to put down. You’re going to be very tired in the morning.” Feathered Quill Review


    Gold Medal Winner 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards, in Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction

    Gold Medal Winner 2010 Readers Favorite Awards in Preteen Fiction

    Winner, 2010 Books and Authors Books of the Year Award, in Fantasy/Fairy Tale Fiction

    Silver Medal Winner 2011 Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book, Children’s/Young Adult

    Finalist, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Juvenile Fiction

    2011 Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award in Young Adult/Children

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