At-first reluctant author talks about her Elizabeth Peratrovich book

Alaska Native rights advocate also took in cats and read Victor Hugo to high schoolers.


‘The Lost Girls of Paris’ — a thrilling tale of love, war and spies

The frame was beautiful. The picture inside it was of a stranger. Who would give away that lovely piece of workmanship with a loved one’s… Continue reading


Local author Ann Mercer poses with her book, “Miss Lucy Moose Falls Down in the Swamp” at River City Books in Soldotna on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Inspired by a moose

Kasilof woman writes and illustrates her 1st children’s book


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Gaiman makes a case for why ‘Art Matters’

Doodling, scribbling, sketching. That’s what most people think you’re doing when you’ve got pen in hand and paper in front of you: just idly making… Continue reading

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Bookworm Sez: ‘No Sunscreen for the Dead’ — Hilarity with a side of mystery

You didn’t recognize the number. So you didn’t answer the phone. That’s how you operate these days: accept calls you know, and keep your money… Continue reading

‘The Ghost Photographer’ — Creepy, yet believable tales of Hollywood

You know how they do it. It’s a snap, really. A little bit of computer imagery, film cells inserted here, a half-screen there, and you’ve… Continue reading

Shop Talk: Reading Corner

When Aurora Kleinschmidt first opened the Reading Corner nearly four years ago, she said it was all a labor of love. The used bookstore works… Continue reading