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  • Discover Your Purpose Journal, Ages 13+

    $5.99$9.95

    If you are wondering why you were put on this earth, and what you should be doing with your time, don’t feel alone. Many people find it difficult to find their purpose in life.

    I daresay most people, at some point in their lives, have wondered: “is this as good as it gets?” or “Will I be remembered for anything when I leave this world?”

    It took me more than 50 years to discover that I had a passion for Alaska history and for writing about it. As I pursued my passion, I began to realize that my purpose was to share my incredible state’s history with the world.

    The result? Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volumes One through Five won the 2016 gold medal for best nonfiction series from Literary Classics International and the accompanying curriculum I created took the 2018 silver medal in education!

    I believe everyone can find the answer to his or her purpose. One just needs to take the time to look within and allow that purpose to reveal itself.

    Once you find out what drives you, and energizes a passion deep inside, you may be on your way toward a fulfilling life and no longer feel that something is missing.
    I have designed each of the prompts in this journal to help you along the path to discover your purpose – or purposes. (You don’t have to limit yourself to just one passion!)

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk of Alaska Trivia

    $9.95

    How much did the largest gold nugget found in Alaska weigh? What is unusual about fireweed? Which Alaska glacier is larger than the state of Rhode Island? You will learn the answers to these and many more questions when you get Aunt Phil’s Trunk of Alaska Trivia. Its 104 pages are filled with fascinating facts and crosswords, word searches and sudokus that will tease your mind and broaden your knowledge of America’s Last Frontier.

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  • Raven’s Friends 1 – Alaska Animals Far and Wide

    $9.95

    Raven's Friends, released June 2012, is written and illustrated by Kim Sherry. Children ages 4-8 will love this book as they follow its narrator, Raven, through 32 pages filled with colorful illustrations and poems that share facts about animals that call Alaska home.

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  • The Dragline Kid and Her Golden Wish

    $9.95

    The Dragline Kid and Her Golden Wish, released July 2014, is written by Alaska author Lisa Augustine and beautifully illustrated by artist Melody Trone. Children ages 4-8 will delight in this story of a little girl who dreams of being a gold miner like her daddy in Alaska’s wilderness.

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  • Gratitude Journal, Ages 8-12

    $9.95

    Every day we hear about terrible things happening around us. The news often is filled with terrifying stories of violence, hateful political strife and catastrophic world events.

    It is not surprising that you might feel like you are constantly surrounded by negativity.

    But if you can tune out the television, turn off the phone and not read a newspaper for a day or two, you will realize that you have most of what you need and want in life to make you happy. You have people who love you, food on your table and a warm (or cool), comfortable shelter.

    The antidote to a negative attitude is being grateful for what you have right now.

    Gratitude can transform you.

    I created this 30-day challenge journal as a simple way for you to practice gratitude with prompts to guide you. Once the challenge is complete, I hope that acknowledging what you are grateful for will become a daily habit that will have a transformative effect on your life.

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  • Kindness Journal, Ages 8-12

    $9.95

    Every generation faces tough times – and I’m sure every generation sometimes thinks that darkness is always overshadowing light. That certainly seems to be the case as we enter the 2020s.

    There is so much derisiveness surrounding us in these modern times with politics, violence and catastrophic world events that it is hard to imagine things will improve any time soon.

    But I believe there is a way to make the world in which we live a better place. And every single person alive can help make it so. It all begins with kindness.

    If people began showing more kindness in their everyday lives, I think they could transform the planet into a happier place. It is difficult to be angry and argumentative if you are surrounded by kindness.

    Kindness can make the giver and the receiver feel so much better about themselves and the world around them.

    That is why I created this 30-day challenge journal with prompts for kindness to inspire you to become more kind to your family, friends and strangers. And I hope by the end of the 30 days, you find that you have been transformed, as well, into a kinder, more caring person.

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  • Discover Your Purpose Journal, Ages 8-12

    $9.95

    If you are wondering why you were put on this earth, and what you should be doing with your time, don’t feel alone. Many people find it difficult to find their purpose in life.

    I daresay most people, at some point in their lives, have wondered: “is this as good as it gets?” or “Will I be remembered for anything when I leave this world?”

    It took me more than 50 years to discover that I had a passion for Alaska history and for writing about it. As I pursued my passion, I began to realize that my purpose was to share my incredible state’s history with the world.

    The result? Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volumes One through Five won the 2016 gold medal for best nonfiction series from Literary Classics International and the accompanying curriculum I created took the 2018 silver medal in education!

    I believe everyone can find the answer to his or her purpose. One just needs to take the time to look within and allow that purpose to reveal itself.

    Once you find out what drives you, and energizes a passion deep inside, you may be on your way toward a fulfilling life and no longer feel that something is missing.
    I have designed each of the prompts in this journal to help you along the path to discover your purpose – or purposes. (You don’t have to limit yourself to just one passion!)

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Vol 1 (ebook)

    $9.99

    Amazon 5 Stars
    This first book in the five-book series features Alaska’s history up to 1900. It highlights early Alaska Native life, Russian occupation, exploration of the last frontier and many gold rushes, including the infamous Klondike Gold Rush.

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    “I love the format that Laurel Downing Bill uses to tell the history of Alaska … I am looking forward to reading more books in this series and I would give this book a big recommendation for history lovers.” – Kathryn Bennett, Readers’ Favorite

    “Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume One was an unexpected gem…. deserves to be snatched up by anyone with an interest in our state's rich past.” ¬–David James, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Vol 2 (ebook)

    $9.99

    Amazon 5 Stars
    Volume Two of the five-book Alaska history series features stories of the wild years from 1900 to 1912. Towns like Valdez, Cordova and Seward were born, the Iditarod Trail blazed and early law and order attempted to tame the Great Land. Even famous lawman Wyatt Earp made his way north.

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    Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume Two by Laurel Downing Bill truly does bring Alaska’s history alive … bringing it to us in such a fascinating and enthralling way. I can’t wait for the next installment!” – Anne-Marie Reynolds, Reviewer, Readers’ Favorite

    “Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume One was an unexpected gem…. deserves to be snatched up by anyone with an interest in our state's rich past.” ¬–David James, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Vol 3 (ebook)

    $9.99

    Amazon 5 Stars
    This third book in the five-book Aunt Phil’s Trunk series shares stories and photographs from 1912 to 1935 when rugged adventurers built the great Alaska Railroad from the seaport of Seward to Alaska’s interior. Highlights include the births of Anchorage and aviation, as well as the arrival of colonists from the Midwest who settled the Matanuska Valley where giant vegetables grow to this day.

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    “Very easily read, but I'd suggest you take your time and enjoy all that Laurel has to offer in this book. So much to learn and I've enjoyed every word of this awesome series so far … The flying machines are an awesome addition that will take you flying high. It's very entertaining and informative all the way through. You gotta buy this!” – Cathy Mankin, Kindle customer

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Vol 5 (ebook)

    $9.99

    Amazon 5 Stars
    Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Five shares Alaska’s first 25 years as a state, including firsthand accounts of survivors who experienced the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and the devastating tsunamis that followed that 9.2 temblor. It also features stories about the discovery of black gold on the North Slope in the late 1960s, and how Alaska's Native people fought for their land and won the largest settlement ever granted Native Americans and the building of an 800-mile pipeline through some of the most rugged and remote country in the world during the 1970s.

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    “What an enjoyable read this was … There are black and white photographs on nearly every page, enriching the journalistic text. Chapters are short without being overloaded with too much detail. The end result is a nicely themed volume of all the big headlines from statehood to 1984.” – Connie, Top 500 Reviewer Amazon

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Vol 4 (ebook)

    $9.99

    Amazon 5 Stars
    Following in the fast-paced and entertaining footsteps of the previous three volumes, Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Four captures the essence of life in Alaska between 1935 and 1960. Its vivid nonfiction short stories and more-than 350 historical photographs highlight major events of World War II, the Cold War era and Alaska's struggle for statehood.

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    Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Four is a delightful history of Alaska from 1935 to 1960. This is written in plain English that readers of all ages should find interesting. Love the photographs. Five stars out of five.” – Travis C, Top 500 Reviewer Amazon

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