History comes full circle for Aunt Phil!

A crazy thing recently happened that I must share with you awesome Alaska history fans. One of my weekly TV shows led to a voyage of discovery for a family from California this past week. Tanya Malinovskiy from Roseville, California, reached out to me after she saw my Story Time with Aunt Phil segment on […]

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Aunt Phil update and new gift idea!

Before I share the exciting news about the great gift idea for the upcoming holiday season from Aunt Phil’s Trunk, I need to share updates of what’s been happening in Aunt Phil’s world since my last blog post a few months ago. First, I want to thank everyone for the prayers, donations and well wishes […]

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Alaska history curriculum now available!

Hello Alaska history fans! Copies of the curriculum I developed for Aunt Phil’s Trunk just arrived – I am beyond excited! There is a student workbook and a teacher guide for each of the five books in my Alaska history series. Children from fourth grade up into high school can now have a lot of […]

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Just released – Call of the Wild!

Hello Alaska history fans! It’s been a busy few months for us, which is why my blog posts have been sporadic. As many of you know, our 4-year-old grandson, Toben, was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2016. He began aggressive treatments in September – they finished the end of April with the cancer in remission. […]

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Alaska history curriculum coming soon!

Just a quick note to catch you all up on what’s been happening in Aunt Phil’s world. I’ve been in Sacramento since January hugging on grandsons Toben (4), Connor and Zach (2) and Aiden (3). Toben is now in his last month of chemo to eradicate leukemia from his little body. Thank God all the […]

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Get your FREE copy of Aunt Phil’s Trunk now!

If you know anyone who wants to know a little bit about the Klondike Gold Rush era, early Alaska Native life and other tantalizing tidbits about Alaska’s past, I have some great news. Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume One eBook is FREE for a limited time from Story Cartel: Story Cartel – Click Here (Only available […]

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Alaska legislators traveled trails by dog teams in 1913

With the transfer of power happening in Washington, D.C. last week, it seems fitting that we spotlight the history of Alaska’s political landscape back in the day. Turns out that this week, in 1959, Alaska’s first State Legislature convened at Juneau – but our very first elected legislature met in 1913 after Alaska became a […]

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New Robert Service eBook debuts!

In honor of poet Robert W. Service’s birthday this month, I am offering Aunt Phil’s Trunk Proudly Presents The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses as an eBook for the very first time – and it’s only $1.99! Click Here for your copy I’m also starting a new Facebook group titled This Week in […]

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Happy New Year Alaska history style!

Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for millennia. Today, most celebrations begin on Dec. 31 and last well into the early hours of Jan. 1. Some people will be sharing midnight kisses, champagne toasts and watching fireworks. Others may be glued to their television sets waiting for the […]

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Sourdough Cookery makes great Christmas gift!

Just wanted to remind everyone that there still is time to order autographed Alaska history books from Aunt Phil’s Trunk and have them in time for Christmas. If you order by Dec. 19, the books should be at your home by Friday, Dec. 23. And don’t forget about Aunt Phil’s Trunk Sourdough Cookery cookbook. It […]

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