For the past five years I have been publishing a bi-weekly historical column, “Sketches of Alaska,” in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper. Each column features a detailed pen and ink drawing of a historic site in Eastern Interior Alaska, plus a short essay describing the site and regional history. The column was awarded the “Contributions to Alaska History” award by the Alaska Historical Society in 2011.
In 2013 I published a book, “Interior Sketches: Ramblings around Interior Alaska historic sites,” based on the first 2 ½ years of the column. That book, which showcased 60 historic sites scattered across the region, has been well-received.
Now it is time to publish a second installment covering the most recent 2 ½ years of the column. My new book, “Interior Sketches II: More ramblings around Interior Alaska historic sites,” will feature 60 additional sites.
As with the first book, I am producing “Interior Sketches II” through my own imprint, Pingo Press, and would appreciate your help in financing the initial printing of the book. I have started a Kickstarter project to help fund the publishing costs. (For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter, it is an internet site for group funding of creative projects.)
Please check out my “Interior Sketches Kickstarter project. There are some neat rewards for pledges at $5.00 and above. For a $20.00 pledge you can reserve a copy of the new book. Pledge if you can (minimum pledge is $1.00) and tell all your friends about it. The only way my project will succeed is by spreading the word about it. This is a 30 day project and ends on April 19th.