The Forget-me-not is Alaska’s state flower. Could anyone who has ever lived within her woods forget Alaska? I think not.
Kate Peters, Retired 20th Century Pioneer
Now there’s a brand new picture book available through your favorite bookseller. 200 original color slide photos illustrate both the exotic and the mundane aspects of bush living. with Brief first- person accounts by alaskan pioneer Kate Peters and book layout by artist, Atwood Cutting.
“Our Twentieth Century Wilderness Adventure”
by Atwood Cutting (and Kate Peters)
Why not check it out in full color today?
PART ONE was released in 2017.
PART TWO of the SAGA came out in June 2018.
PART THREE should be here for the holidays.
Listen to a second interview with the author on KCME radio, 88.7 FM.
“These tales really get across the situational humor encountered in ‘bush’ life.”
–Ann Wood, Fisher&Trapper, Manley Hot Springs & Tanana, Alaska
Parts One and Two of this Alaskan adventure saga are available in eBook and softcover through Overdrive and most retail booksellers.
Parts One and Two are also available to all Colorado libraries, and libraries nationwide, through the Self-eBook program. Ask your librarian to request it.
“I’m determined to get us off this mountain before breakup.
I’ll pull the sled out with my teeth, if I have to!”
–Kate Peters, Wilderness Wife, Sleeping Moose, Alaska
. . .The elephant reared up from the deep grass . . .
“The reference to ‘Seeing the Elephant’ is brilliant.
For the first time I understand what that expression means.”
–Smokey Daytona, Physician Musician, Cape Coral, Florida
—Are you sure you still want to
Author’s introduction to Where the Moose Slept…
This Sleeping Moose trilogy started as a simple documentation of my own parents’ pioneering experiences in Alaska. I had envisioned writing down several episodes, simply to satisfy all curiosity among my descendants. But by the time I’d finished the first draft, it was obvious that our family’s twelve years on a remote mountaintop had the makings of a real American odyssey adventure.
After this realization, we had a Peters family pow-wow. It was decided that nominal fictionalization would be the best course, since some families might still have descendants living in the old town. My mother stressed a need for kindness and my father insisted upon global anonymity. So, it’s Historical Fiction that one gets here.
My mom and I have been collaborating on this memoir since that meeting at the beginning of the century. Together we’ve culled the family albums and come up with hundreds of photos, each one worth at least a thousand words, and Kate Peters’ stories have been committed to paper for all future generations, not just mine. Sleeping Moose Saga is our contribution to the noble libraries of America’s great pioneering histories.
Experience firsthand what life was like
on the Last Frontier.