Stan Jones is director of external affairs for the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council. Earlier in his career, he was a radio and newspaper journalist, winning the Alaska Press Club Public Service Award, the George Polk Award and, twice, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. His reporting on the Exxon Valdez spill for the Anchorage Daily News helped the paper win several national awards for its coverage of the disaster. He is the author of the Nathan Active mystery series, including White Sky, Black Ice; Shaman Pass; Frozen Sun; and Village of the Ghost Bears. He is also a contributor to a new Alaska state history book, Alaska Politics and Public Policy, to be published by the University of Alaska Press in 2009. He lives in Anchorage with his wife, Susan Jones.