Weather and geography like this – a misty day in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, a world of tidewater glaciers, brown bears and humpback whales – inspired me to write my novel, JIMMY BLUEFEATHER. Twelve years in the making, the novel was released to strong acclaim (starred reviews in Kirkus and Library Journal) on September 1, 2015 by Alaska Northwest Books. I’ll be on a book tour from Juneau (9/28/15) to Missoula (11/4/15) hitting many cities and towns in the Pacific Northwest: Spokane 9/30, Bellingham 10/6, Bainbridge Island 10/8, Seattle (Ravenna Third Place Books) 10/10, Olympia (private reading at Maria Ruth’s house) 10/11, Portland (Annie Bloom’s) 10/13, Corvallis (Grassroots Books) 10/14, Sisters and Redmond (Paulina Springs Bookstores) 10/23-24, and Missoula (Fact & Fiction) 11/4. I hope to see you along the way.