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I am currently working on converting my novels to e-books; revising the long-awaited sequel to SUNDER, ECLIPSE and SEED, and putting the finishing touches on my newest novel, THE POWER WE SHARE. It's filled with pirates and witches, sea chanteys and magic... for sale.

On the home-front, I'm looking forward to the transition from deep snow and northern lights to twenty-four hours a day of sunlight in interior Alaska (or the other round and if it's August, I'm looking at evening for the first time in months). When I'm not writing I'll be dip-netting for salmon on the Copper River, hiking or extending the rock walls in the yard above the house. Come winter and I'm hauling in firewood and snowshoeing out the back door. The quiet months are the best time for writing.

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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.