Stabenow, Dana

Dana Stabenow

"I was born in Anchorage, Alaska on March 27, 1952, and raised on a 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. When I wasn’t seasick I wrote stories about NORMAL children who lived on SHORE, and made my mother read them.

"In 1964, the Great Alaskan Earthquake occurred during my twelfth birthday party. In 1969 I graduated from high school, and put myself through college working as an egg grader, bookkeeper and expediter for Whitney-Fidalgo Seafoods in Anchorage.

"I received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Alaska in 1973. After graduation I spent one more summer knee-deep in humpies and blew everything I earned on a four-month backpacking trip to Europe where I discovered English pubs, German beer and Irish men.

"Fortuitously, upon my impoverished return home (I think I had something like twenty bucks and change in my pocket when I stepped off the plane) construction began again on the "TransAlaska Pipeline, and answering to the call of the cash I worked for Alyeska Pipeline at Galbraith Lake and later for British Petroleum for six years at Prudhoe Bay. I made an obscene amount of money and went to Hawaii a lot.

"In 1982 I turned 30. Was this what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, work on the Slope and party in Hawaii? Well…but no. I left the Slope for the last time on August 17, 1982 and enrolled in UAA’s MFA program, from which I graduated in 1985. My goal was to sell a book before I went broke and I just barely made it: Second Star was published by Ace Science Fiction in 1991. The first Kate Shugak novel, A Cold Day for Murder was published in 1992 and won an Edgar award in 1993.

"There are now three Star Svensdotter novels, four Liam Campbell novels, twenty Kate Shugak novels, two thrillers set on USCG cutters, and the first in an historical trilogy featuring Marco Polo’s granddaughter traveling the Silk Road west, with the second due out in October 2014 and the third in April 2015."


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Less Than a Treason (Kate Shugak Mysteries #21) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781786695697
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Published: Head of Zeus - May 6th, 2017

A Fine and Bitter Snow Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312989477
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 13th, 2003

Alaska Women Write: Living, Laughing, and Loving on the Last Frontier (Alaska Book Adventures) Cover Image
By Dana Stabenow (Editor), Libby Riddles (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780970849380
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Published: Epicenter Press (WA) - June 1st, 2003

A Taint in the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel (Kate Shugak Mysteries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312985653
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 1st, 2005

Blindfold Game Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312937553
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - November 28th, 2006

A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak Mysteries) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425133019
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Published: Berkley Books - April 5th, 1996

Midnight Come Again Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312978761
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 15th, 2001

Whisper to the Blood Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312944070
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Published: Minotaur Books - December 1st, 2009

A Grave Denied: A Kate Shugak Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312985646
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 1st, 2004

The Singing of the Dead (Kate Shugak Mysteries) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312982881
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 19th, 2002

A Night Too Dark: A Kate Shugak Novel Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780312559090
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 16th, 2010