Busy summer for Aunt Phil and Alaska history

Aunt Phil and Alaska history. Literary Classics recently chose the Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska history series as a finalist in its national contest for best historical series. The winner will be announced in July.
Literary Classics recently chose the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series as a finalist in its national contest for best historical series. The winner will be announced in July.

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 sunny days ahead. I’m talking about Aunt Phil and Alaska history. I’m feeling so blessed.

Books sales are going great, too. I’m appearing at the Anchorage Downtown Market and Festival every Saturday and Sunday and have several new shows added to the lineup this year for Ambassadair Travel out of Indiana, the Alyeska Roadhouse and more. Good thing that I love to share Alaska’s history!

Speaking of sharing history, here are a couple links to Alaska Story Time with Aunt Phil that regularly runs on Monday mornings on Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA Channel 11.

Did you know that Lake Hood in Anchorage, which is the busiest seaplane base in the world, used to be a swimming resort in the early 1900s?

Click Here for the “rest of the story.”

Or that the first frame house built in Anchorage in 1915 may be haunted?

Click Here for that story!

And if you want to get daily doses of Alaska history, just go to my author Facebook page and click “Like.” Every morning I post a historical photo with a short paragraph about something that happened in Alaska’s colorful past.

Click Here to go to Laurel Bill Author Facebook

That’s about it for now … except that Literary Classics just informed me its judges have given my Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series their “Seal of Approval” for historical nonfiction for young adults. And the series is in the running for best nonfiction historical series for 2016. The winner will be announced this month.

Keep your fingers crossed for Aunt Phil!

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