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.
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