March 5, 2020 — Katherine Keith — Generating Grit for Peak Performance and Everyday Wellness

Wilderness athlete and Iditarod finisher, Katherine Keith, recently authored her first book, the memoir Epic Solitude. She co-owns the business Remote Solutions, which focuses on meeting the needs of rural Alaska. Katherine has held roles as operations director, project manager, strategic planner, and technical writer. She holds a B.S. degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a certified Bulletproof and Integrative Nutrition health coach. An advocate for wellness, Katherine supports Alaskans in building capacity through responsible, sustainable development. She helps clients establish, reach, and exceed their goals.

Katherine’s accomplishments as a wilderness athlete include six full Ironman triathlons and endurance sleddog races. She has competed in four Iditarods and two Yukon Quests. Katherine is now working toward completing climbs of the Seven Summits, the tallest mountains on every continent. She and her daughter fish commercially for salmon above the Arctic Circle in the summer.

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Katherine Keith

Katherine Keith

April 2, 2020 — Stephanie Thornton — Retelling the Stories of History’s Forgotten Women

Stephanie Thornton has been obsessed with the stories of history’s women since she was twelve. Her most recent novel, And They Called It Camelot, has been called an “unforgettable portrait of the life of Jackie Kennedy: the beloved wife, mother, and First Lady who transformed herself into an American legend.”

Thornton’s USA Today bestselling novel, American Princess, reimagines the ninety-six year life of Theodore Roosevelt’s gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing daughter Alice as she uses her celebrity to become Washington’s Other Monument.

Thornton is also the critically acclaimed author of four novels about historical women set in the ancient world: The Secret History, Daughter of the Gods, The Tiger Queens, and The Conqueror’s Wife. She is a high school history teacher by day and lives in Eagle River with her husband and daughter, where she spends her free time running, traveling, and baking.

Stephanie Thornton

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