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Klondike! A Woman, a Frog, and the Gold That Rocked the World

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On August 18, 1896, a nugget of gold plucked from a small northern creek ignited a frenzy for gold unlike any the world had ever known. The exact circumstances of the discovery remain a mystery, but one thing is for certain—Kate Carmack, first called Shaaw Tláa, played a pivotal role. The Klondike discovery set off a chain of events that brought dramatic change to Alaska, the Yukon, and the entire Pacific Northwest. Wealth Woman, a new biography by Deb Vanasse, tells the story of the Klondike from the perspective of Kate Carmack, a Native woman who lost a fortune in gold but ultimately reclaimed her true wealth. Deb Vanasse’s talks at the Klondike National Historical Park (Seattle, July 17, 1 pm and 4 pm) and the Seaside Library (August 18, 7 pm) commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Klondike discovery. …

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Book Today!

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A lively and experienced speaker, Deb has a limited number of bookings available for 2016. To learn more, email debvanasse (at) gmail.com.
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Writing and Publishing

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Both in-person and online, Deb teaches on a wide range of topics related to writing and publishing. Sample workshop topics: Revision Intensive Blog and Be Heard Windows on Your Characters Perspectives and Viewpoints: Exploring Point of View Description and Detail: The Glint and the Squint Ready to Publish Sound and Fury: Find and Free Your Writer’s Voice Jumpstart Your Writing Fiction Workshop Web Strategies for Artists and Writers  
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Coronado City Library

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Our Wild Alaska   WHEN:  Tuesday, April 5. 2016, 7 pm WHERE: Coronado, California Deb joins authors Marybeth Hollman, Kaylene Johnson, and Debbie Moderow in a discussion of the inspiration and challenges of the wild.  
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Machetanz Arts Festival –2 presentations

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Machetanz Arts Festival --2 presentations WHEN:  Saturday, June 6 WHERE: Machetanz Arts Festival, Matanuska-Susitna College 9:00-10:30 a.m.: Writers Panel: Is This the Golden Age of Alaskan Writing? Panelists: Deb Vanasse, Don Rearden, Julie LeMay 2:30-4:00 PM:  Windows on Your Characters: Strategies for Compelling Fiction with Deb Vanasse Visit the Machetanz Arts Festival website.  
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