Alaska Sampler

Great literature from the Great Land

FREE!     The 2015 Sampler is here!

A fresh collection of Alaska-inspired fiction, memoir, and biography from a big place with big tales to tell. Among the dozen featured authors, you’ll discover old friends and new favorites, including Heather Lende (If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name), C.B. Bernard (Chasing Alaska), Deb Vanasse (Cold Spell), Rich Chiappone (Opening Days), Gerri Brightwell (Cold Country), and David Marusek (The Wedding Album).

What our readers say...

“One of the best trips I ever took was to Alaska. This book is a chance to visit again, with a variety of fascinating viewpoints, and without even packing a suitcase! Led to it by one favorite author, walking away with several new favorites.”

“A wonderful compendium of all things Alaska. Please publish one every year or two. Surely there are enough wonderful Alaskan authors.”

“I’ve never been to Alaska, and probably never will go, as it’s on the other side of the world from me, but this collection certainly ignited my own interest in the region. I’m pleased to note that Deb Vanasse et al are planning to make this an annual publication, and I shall definitely look out for future editions. I’ve also already downloaded longer works by a couple of the authors that I liked best.”

“I was pleasantly surprised by the writing in the Alaska Sampler. . . I’ll be looking up several of the authors in the Sampler to read more of their work.”


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