Bright Edge tour


Dear globetrotting reader,

I’ve had a few readers ask about my book tour plans, so I wanted to share what I know so far. Hope to see some of you along the trail!

August 2: Book release party for To the Bright Edge of the World, organized by Fireside Books. Palmer Train Depot, Alaska. 6:30 p.m.
August 3: Village Books Reading and Signing, 7pm PT

Village Books (Fairhaven Location, Readings Gallery)1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

August 5: Powell’s Books, 7:30pm PT Powell’s at Burnside, 1005 W Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209

August 7: Tattered Cover Bookstore, 2pm MT Tattered Cover Bookstore, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

August 8: Vroman’s, 7pm PT, Vroman’s, 695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

August 10: In Conversation with Stuart Nadler and Signing at The Malted Barley, in Collaboration with Savoy Bookshop and Café, 6pm ET, The Malted Barley, 42 High St, Westerly, RI 02891

August 11: Where the Sidewalk Ends Literary Luncheon Series with Stuart Nadler and Anne Korkeakivi, 12:30 pm ET, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, 2173 Route 28 on Pleasant Bay on the border of Chatham and Harwich, Harwich, MA 02645, (508)432-5400

August 13: East Hampton Library Author’s Night, 5pm ET – 7:30 pm ET, East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937

August 14: Harbor Books Reading and Signing, 11am ET, Harbor Books, 20 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

August 15: Books Under the Bridge, Hosted by Book Court, 7pm ET, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Granite Prospect Steps, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

August 21-28: the United Kingdom, details to come soon.

There will be several events in October as well. I’ll keep you posted.




A window into my favorite bookstore

Fireside Books bright edge

An author’s dream: You have a new novel coming out and when you drive by your favorite bookstore in the world, they’ve devoted their entire front window to your book. And they’ve also planned a huge book release party.

Sometimes dreams do come true. This morning as I drove through downtown Palmer, Alaska, I saw that the front windows of Fireside Books had been painted with the cover of my new book, To the Bright Edge of the World. (The owner’s niece, Tiffany Cheezem, did the beautiful painting.) The sight of it set off a wave of emotion in me – thrilling excitement, love and gratitude, and also a sense of nostalgia. Fifteen years ago, I used to walk by that window with anticipation and read the sign, “Bookstore Coming Soon.” A few years later, I was hired as a bookseller at Fireside, and the owners, David Cheezem and Melissa Behnke, quickly became dear friends.

David, Melissa and all the staff at Fireside Book were instrumental in welcoming my debut novel, The Snow Child, into the world, and I’m so grateful to once again have their support.

The Bright Edge book release party is at 6:30 p.m. August 2 at the train depot in downtown Palmer, Alaska, just across the street from Fireside Books. Everyone is welcome! Copies can be reserved by contacting Fireside Books at (907) 745 2665 or

Dear reader,

Summer here in Alaska is passing swiftly by, and I have so much to share with you. As most of you know, my new novel To the Bright Edge of the World will be released August 2 here in the US and in the UK. Here are the beautiful covers:


I have other news, too:

  • The Bright Edge book release party is August 2 at the Palmer Train Depot in downtown Palmer, Alaska, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. Thanks to Fireside Books for coordinating the celebration! (You can contact them to reserve copies.) In addition to my reading and book signing, I’m thrilled that Ruth Hulbert will be there to discuss the amazing map and sketches she did for the book.
  • I will be going on tour with the new book in the US and the UK during the month of August, with additional events in September and October. I’ll keep you updated and will post the schedules on my website.
  • Finally, while I will continue to blog here about books and events, I will also be sending out Tiny Letters. This is a fun way for me to connect directly with readers and share stories from my adventures both in Alaska and in the world of literature. You can sign up here. Each week or so,  you’ll receive a short letter from me in your email box. This week’s letter is about the moose calf I helped raise when I was a little girl.