Bestselling Haines author Heather Lende’s newest book, Of Bears and Ballots, chronicles her three years on the Haines Borough Assembly from 2016-2019. Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer, is the current Alaska Reads pick.
She was a long-time columnist for the Anchorage Daily News, and a contributing editor to Woman’s Day magazine.
Lende began her career as a radio commentator, and has been involved in her local radio station, KHNS-FM for over thirty years as a volunteer show host, underwriter, and sometimes board member.
She is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities, and the Episcopal Church Bishop’s Cross Award.
Heather Lende and her husband Chip have five adult children and eleven grandchildren.
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