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Blog articles by author Joanne Sundell

Official author blog discussing Joanne’s books, Malamutes, experiences, and much more.

WHEN HISTORY GETS IT WRONG … HEARTS CAN BE BROKEN

Yes, it’s happened before in history when the wrong information is set down for all time. Then, when some go back to correct the record, well-armed with the facts, it’s often too late. Why?  First impressions are usually lasting impressions.  Once fixed in the hearts...

LEONHARD SEPPALA is VIKING GOLD!

LEONHARD SEPPALA is Viking Gold! (b.1877-d.1967) Leonhard Seppala, is arguably the greatest dog driver in history. Though he didn’t exceed five feet in height, his work with the Siberian husky is legendary. “Sepp,” as he was known to most, is equally remembered for...

LOYAL MUSHERS, INDEED!

LOYAL MUSHERS, INDEED!   No matter the sled or the dog driver, I count those among you who have read Arctic Storm and Arctic Shadow, Books 1 and 2, Watch Eyes Trilogy, LOYAL MUSHERS, INDEED!   This has been an emotional journey as well as a dangerous one, from...

THE “BETTORS” PLACE TO BE IN 1909 NOME!

The "bettors" place to be in 1909, Nome, is at the Board of Trade Saloon on Front Street; with a shot of whiskey in one hand while the other safe-guards your hard-earned gold dust.  The Bank of Nome holds your bet but you hold the cards.  A good hand or a poor one? ...

“SHOW ME THE MONEY!”

"Show me the money" and follow the gold trail through big towns and small towns, boom towns and busts; over ghost trails to ghost towns, ending in dust. Gold strikes have driven settlement in this country as much as anything else.  Thousands of pioneers travelled west...

ALL ALASKA SWEEPSTAKES of 1908

With the running of the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, well underway toward Nome ... I thought it a good time to talk about the sled dog race that began it all:  the All Alaska Sweepstakes of 1908! The Nome Kennel Club was founded in 1907 and by 1908 the...

Dec/2014 Review in ROUNDUP MAGAZINE of Arctic Storm

As a new member of Western Writers of America, it means a great deal to me, to have this review in ROUNDUP MAGAZINE, of Arctic Storm, Book #1, Watch Eyes Trilogy! "Arctic Storm is a work of historical fiction written for young adults, but it just might entertain...







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