An Alaska-inspired author cooperative, Running Fox is dedicated to high-quality books that inspire, engage, and transform. For readers young and old, we promote books with strong commercial literary appeal, written by spirited, independent authors who care about language and the shared pleasure of a good book.
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November is Alaska Native Heritage Month
Did you know that only 0.6% of all children's books feature a Native American protagonist? That's right: only point six percent. As we celebrate Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, help us promote the reading of these books by sharing this special offer: on November 15 and 16, readers can download the Kindle version of Deb Vanasse's young adult novel A Distant Enemy at absolutely no cost! Of this novel, Publisher's Weekly said, “Vanasse creates a vivid portrait of modern Eskimo lifestyles, conflicts and fears while rendering a sensitive account of one teenager’s coming of age.” So don't delay - download today, and please do share the link with your contacts! Also, the website is up and running for No Returns (by Deb Vanasse and Gail Giles), first book in the Battleband Saga to be released by Running Fox on February 12, 2014. Head on over to www.battlebandsaga.com to read an excerpt. If you'd like to post reviews on Goodreads and Amazaon, you can request a free advance reading copy in the digital format of your choice. If you're in the Anchorage area, mark your calendars for Dec. 3, when Deb Vanasse will appear onstage at 7 pm at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson with authors Sherry Simpson and Marybeth Holleman in a program called "Wild Dominion: Wolves, Bears, and Humans." Book sales and signings will follow. (Remember, books make great holiday gifts!)
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Tanyo Ravicz was born in Mexico City and grew up on the California seaside near L.A. He graduated from Harvard University in 1984 and first tasted the wild blueberries of Denali State Park in 1986. That did it. In the coming years he lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Kodiak, and worked as a cannery hand, schoolteacher, wildland firefighter and writer.
Alaskans, a selection of his published fiction, was a National Best Books 2009 Awards Finalist in Short Stories. His first novel A Man of His Village won ForeWord Magazine’s Gold Award in Literary Fiction as well as the Eric Hoffer Prize in General Fiction. Ring of Fire & Other Stories, his earliest book, was published by Bellowing Ark Press in Seattle in 2004. Ravicz’s essays and stories appear widely, most recently in The International Literary Quarterly and Cirque.
In his newest novel WILDWOOD (not yet published,) the author draws on his experiences while homesteading land with his family on Kodiak Island. He presently lives in California and returns every summer to his Alaskan homestead.
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