Tricia Brown

Tricia Brown is an author, editor, and book developer with a lengthy booklist. She has written more than twenty titles, among them seven children's picture books, all of them on Alaska subjects. Tricia first moved north to Alaska from the Chicago area in 1978. For the next twenty-one years, she wandered the state and wrote for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and the Anchorage Daily News, and later edited Alaska magazine before entering book publishing in 1996. For five years, she was acquisitions editor for Alaska Northwest Books and WestWinds Press, a job that took her to Portland, Oregon.

Tricia's editing credits include dozens of print and/or enhanced e-books on dog mushing, Alaska Native cultures, Alaska travel, and the frontier lifestyle. In addition, national publishers have asked her to help develop their books on gardening, self-help, autobiography, and other genre.

Tricia travels often and is a popular speaker in schools, libraries, and events in Alaska as well as the Lower 48. Her multi-media presentations, which include lessons on Alaska natural history and culture, regularly receive high praise from educators and parents. She loves to get kids excited about reading, writing, and art. Tricia welcomes invitations from schools and libraries anywhere in the country. Check her website at to view her calendar and for details on how to arrange a day or half-day visit to your town.

Sled Dog Wisdom, Revised 2nd Edition