Catching up and new books!

Hard to believe it’s been more than a year since I’ve shared life events and new books with all of you. Needless to say, I have been busy juggling family and business! First, and most important, I want to thank you again for all the prayers for grandson Toben. I am happy to report that […]

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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. History comes full circle! Tanya Malinovskiy from Roseville, California, reached out to me after she saw my Story Time with […]

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Aunt Phil update and new gift idea!

Before I share the exciting news about our Aunt Phil update, 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, […]

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Alaska history curriculum now available!

Hello Alaska history fans, our Alaska history curriculum is now available! 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 […]

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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, with an all new Alaska history curriculum. 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 […]

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

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 […]

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Alaska legislators traveled trails by dog teams in 1913

It took some Alaska legislators weeks to travel to Valdez, seen here, Alaska legislators traveled trails by dog teams to board ships bound for Juneau 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 […]

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New Robert Service eBook debuts!

In honor of poet Robert W. Service’s birthday this month, I am offering a Robert Service eBook, 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 […]

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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!

Sourdough Cookery Christmas! 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 […]

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Aunt Phil wins 2 more awards!

Wow! Aunt Phil wins 2 more awards! I just learned that Volume Five in my Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series earned finalist status in the Best Books of 2016 contest and was a runner-up in the Shelf Unbound competition. My self-published series is competing with books from giants like Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin […]

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Pre-holiday specials on Aunt Phil’s Website!

Just in time for the holidays – Aunt Phil is offering Pre-holiday specials for the history buffs in your life. 1) Order full five-book series for $90 and receive FREE Alaska-theme word puzzle book and FREE shipping (Save about $30). Click here for 6-BOOK SPECIAL 2) Order any two Aunt Phil books for $35 and […]

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US Review of Books gives Aunt Phil high praise!

More awesome news for Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series – the US Review of Books just sent me its “Seal of Approval” and highly recommends Volume Four. To say I’m speechless is an understatement. We are on a roll! And here’s the complete review that US Review of Books recently published: July 25, 2016 […]

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Aunt Phil wins international awards!

I am thrilled to share my big news – Aunt Phil wins international awards, two huge awards from the 2016 Literary Classics international competition: Best Historical Nonfiction AND Best Nonfiction Series! Looks like I’m off to Las Vegas in October to accept the awards in a formal ceremony and participate in Nevada’s largest book festival. […]

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Busy summer for Aunt Phil and Alaska history

The past few weeks have flown by! We had company from Michigan for three weeks and packed every day with adventures. We traveled from Homer to Sterling to Seward to Fairbanks during some of the most glorious weather I’ve ever seen in June in the Last Frontier. And it looks like there will be more […]

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