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Spring is nearly here and I'm celebrating two of my novels, Sunder, Eclipse and Seed (fantasy) and Summer Light, (Alaskan pre-history.) They're now available in paperback or eBooks, in book stores or on line. Daughter of the Shaman, will follow as soon as I'm done revising the original mass market version. And while all that's been in progress I'm 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. We lost about twenty trees from heavy snow this winter-- one fell on the back of my car and broke a window-- others landed too close to the house for comfort. Just as soon as the snow melts, in the early evening when I'm done writing for the day, I'll start bucking them up and turning them into firewood.

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.