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It’s breakup in Fairbanks, and depending how you look at it, it’s either the dirtiest time of the year with months of trash erupting from the dirty, gray snow, or the best with long days and warm breezes. Lots of people talk about the long winter, but I’m watching the light return. The change is strong, three minutes then five, then seven more minutes of light each day until there is no dark. And while I haven’t seen them myself, I just read that the Peat Ponds a mile from my house are the only place in Interior Alaska where nesting red wing blackbirds can be seen. Send me a note, and we’ll take a walk.
No matter the time of year, I’m celebrating the arrival of my full line of back-list novels. Sunder, Eclipse and Seed (fantasy), Summer Light, and Daughter of the Shaman (prehistories) are now available in paperback and eBooks, in book stores or on line. And while that's been in progress I'm looking for a home for my newest novel, THE POWER WE SHARE. It's filled with pirates and witches, battles at sea and magic... for a price.
I hope you enjoy poking around my web site and learning more. Check out my blog on the "Writing Alaska" tab and send a message. I'd love to hear from you.
Shortlisted for the prestigious Crawford Award for BEST FIRST FANTASY novel by the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE FANTASTIC IN THE ARTS, Guttenberg’s high fantasy novel of myth and magic, gods and desire pulls the reader to the edge of nightmare.
Spirit Singer and Shaman. A novel of life in Ancient Alaska, Book One.
Elik was not like the others. She could not sew a sealskin with the tiny stitches that would make a kayak watertight in winter storms. She could not set a trap as silently as drifting snow. Or throw the weighted strands of a bola into a flock of birds, or predict the weather.
But this she could do: She could sing the spirit songs, almost like a shaman.
The journey continues. A novel of life in Ancient Alaska, Book Two.
Elik’s quest to become a shaman continues as she joins her husband in his search for revenge against the man that murdered his father.
Traded. Separated. Alone. Elik finds herself caught between vengeance and unimagined love, in a new land where starvation must be met with courage and hope can be found only with the magic of the Shaman Song coiled inside her.