Saturday, March 31, 2012

lucky seven meme

I've been tagged by Rena in a Lucky Seven meme. I don't normally do memes. And considered for a while how brave I was going to be, but it's only seven sentences, so decided to share this rough draft.

Here's an excerpt from my wip - WILD WOOD THUNDER.
Page 77, seven lines down, seven sentences.

"Logan!" I yell, and stumble forward.
            He's face down in the gravel with the water rushing around his legs. I place a hand on his back and feel it move with a breath. I let out a sigh of relief. A dark oozing blood trail soaks down the side of his pants from his knee. His lips are blue. I realize he must have gone through the second set of rapids as well.

And you know I have to post a photo to match. Since this is a canoeing survival story, here's a few from my archives when I worked as a backcountry Park Ranger in Quetico wilderness park.

Me and Taiga in the rain

Sunday, March 25, 2012


The winner of my latest book giveaway ...

is ...

Theresa Milstein!!

Thanks everyone for all your comments about how awesome dogsledding books are! What fun to read!

and, because I love pictures, here's a random photo from our trip in Georgian Bay last year. Paradise.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another giveaway

Truth by Julia Karr ARC
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
(from my publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Isn't that a stunning cover?)
My Big Nose and other natural disasters by Sydney Salter
My Very Un Fairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszweski

One commenter wins all four books. Randomly selected.

Simply leave a comment telling me why dogsledding novels are awesome.
And I would love it if you added ICE DOGS to your goodreads list.

Ends March 25.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Storm of the season

Over a foot of snow in 24 hours with high winds = no power for two days. But we've dug out, we're back on, and we're ready for the next one. Bring it!

and then the sun came out

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tongues and Teeth and stuff

Photo by

The Iditarod begins tomorrow - March 3. For all your doggie goodness news, check out some of these links

 the Official site here

Race Talk forum
Backstage Iditarod

New Web Cam sites

Iditarod Start
Nome (the finish line)

For more amazing pictures of tongues and teeth check out Alaska Photography

including this short video of a crash. omg. I've so been there.