The Alaska State Fair is opening next Thursday, Aug. 27, and will run through Labor Day, Sept. 7. If you are planning to visit the fair this year, make sure to stop by my booth on the Purple Trail (next to the face-painting people and across from the Pasty Shack) and say “Hi!”
In other news, I just finished writing Volume Five in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series. It will feature stories from the first 25 years of statehood, including accounts of those who experienced the Good Friday earthquake of 1964, building the Alaska pipeline during the 1970s and a few mass murders from the early 1980s that ended that period in Alaska’s past. Hopefully, this exciting new book will be available by November, so I will have it for all the holiday shows and in time for Christmas presents for all you history buffs! I am designing the cover now, so stay tuned for a sneak peak in the weeks to come.
And it appears that my new weekly television show, titled “Alaska Story Time with Aunt Phil” on CBS KTVA Channel 11, is a hit. Rave reviews are reaching both the TV station and me, so it looks like I will be sharing Alaska’s history every Monday morning for quite some time! I’m posting a link below so you can watch these short shows if you don’t live in Alaska (they are only about 4 minutes each).