Now Available: the 4oth Anniversary Edition of Jon Van Zyle's Iditarod Memories
   
Epicenter Press announces the release of Jon Van Zyle's Iditarod Memories: 40th Anniversary Edition.

As a painter and musher, Jon Van Zyle has immersed himself into Alaska's rugged outdoors and community. Twice he ran the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and since 1979, he has been the race's official artist. In 2004 he was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame. Mushing, wildlife, fishing and the mystique of Alaska are favorite subjects of his and are featured in many of his works.

Iditarod Memories is a celebration of beloved musher-artist Jon Van Zyle’s years of annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race posters. This 40th anniversary nostalgic collection includes Jon’s first 40 years of Iditarod posters, and, published for the first time ever, 40 years of limited edition lithographs. With stories written by his wife, Jona Van Zyle, each poster and print has many themes--encounters with wolves, treacherous frozen river, and blinding blizzards; the bond between mushers and dogs, village checkpoints, the role of women, the support of volunteers including the veterinarians and the Iditarod Air Force, and finally the thrill of crossing the finish line in Nome.

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($29.95, hardback, 168 pp., ISBN 978-1-935347-59-0, Full Color)


Available in Time for Halloween, Spirits of Southeast Alaska: The History and Hauntings of Alaska's Panhandle


Looking for something spooky to read this Halloween? Available now, Epicenter Press announces release of Spirits of Southeast Alaska: The History & Hauntings of Alaska’s Panhandle, by debut author James P. Devereaux.

Ghostly footsteps and flickering lights, a silhouette in the window of an abandoned building, a restless presence at the scene of a sunken ship, spectral wails and poltergeist theft of office supplies, mythical Native American legends, and other paranormal happenings scattered across the Alaskan panhandle come together in Spirits of Southeast Alaska, a grand adventure into the historical hauntings of the southeastern corner of the Last Frontier.

Author James P. Devereaux lived in Alaska for years, working as an archaeologist. Inspired by ghost stories as a child, and by accounts of Alaskan residents of paranormal phenomena in the area, he set out to collect both the ghost stories of Southeast Alaska and their history. Learn more at www.JamesPDevereaux.com 

Spirits of Southeast Alaska: $15.95, 140 pages, softbound, ISBN: 978-1-935347-67-5
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Inside, by Susan Conrad: One Woman’s Remarkable Kayak Journey


Available May 15th, Epicenter Press announces release of Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage, Susan Marie Conrad’s debut memoir.

Inside ($24.95, 288 pages, hardbound, ISBN: 978-1-935347-57-6) is a plucky adventure memoir of the sea and soul told by a woman on a big adventure in a small boat along the coast of western North America. In Spring 2010, with her world scaled down to an 18-foot sea kayak and the 1,200 mile ribbon of water called the Inside Passage, Susan Conrad launched a journey that took her north to Alaska. On the way, she forged friendships, lived her dream, and discovered the depths of her own strength and courage.

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"When Susan reaches her goal, the reader will understand there is so  much more to a solo endeavor than the physical act of paddling 1,100 miles."
    --Chris Duff, expedition paddler and rower, author, On Celtic Tides and Southern Exposure

"...a singular epic. It is a brave story. One of personal triumph, of heart break, terrifying challenges, soulful introspection and sheer joy."
    --Milbry Polk, co-author of Women of Discovery and founder of Wings WorldQuest

More than a memoir, Inside is a latticework of adventure travel, personal challenge, and natural history. Check out Susan's website SusanMarieConrad.com for more information and for updates on her book tour