Book Discussions & Reviews

June 6, 2013–To Russia With Love, An Alaskan’s Journey–Victor Fischer

Born in Berlin, Germany, Victor Fischer was a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, served in the territorial House of Representatives and the Alaska State Senate, and worked in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A member of the faculty of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Alaska, he was director for […]

Feb. 7, 2013–Author of a children’s book hot off the press, The Oh-ee-O Story–Shirley Mae Springer Staten, illustrated by Dianne Barske

Shirley Mae Springer Staten, international keynoter, singer and workshop facilitator, moves people forward beyond their limiting ideas. A born storyteller and dynamic a capella vocalist, she brings an unrivaled blend of vision, passion and sheer virtuosity to her work. From the age of five, Shirley Mae picked cotton in the fields of Georgia. Her transformation […]

June 7, 2012–White House of the North: Stories from the Alaska Governor’s Mansion–Carol Sturgulewski

Journalist and author Carol Sturgulewski will speak at the monthly luncheon for Alaska Professional Communicators. Sturgulewski, oldest daughter of former Governor Murkowski, has recently published White House of the North, an account of a century’s worth of legends, history, and personalities in Alaska’s Governor’s Mansion. She interviewed governors, first ladies, and friends from every administration […]