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Atwood Cutting

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Atwood Cutting is the daughter of Tim and Kate Peters, pioneers in Alaska during the 1970s and '80s. That was before there were cellphones, four-wheelers, or solar panels. It took years for electricity and water to come.

The Peters family left the homestead in 1988, when Atwood was nine. Her mom said they'd "seen the elephant" up close, and it wasn't worth it to stay. After that, Atwood listened intently as her mother told the stories she had stored up from all those days back on that mountaintop. Also, it helps that Kate Peters kept a journal and pretty-much made a photographic record of life out there in the bush.

Atwood puts two and two together, and a new American saga is born!

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Atwood Cutting For the last six months I've been reworking my debut novel, readying it to meet its finest hour (which will be at the American Association of School…moreFor the last six months I've been reworking my debut novel, readying it to meet its finest hour (which will be at the American Association of School Librarians biennial conference in Phoenix, this November.
Currently I am devoting my effort to developing a few navigational skills in this sea of 21st century social media and modern marketing madness.
Having lived in the Alaskan woods just before silicon chips began to revolutionize the world, I find I have certain challenges in the field of modern technology.
But today I am endeavoring to introduce my book to any reader who dreams of a cabin in the woods. "Where the Moose Slept" is Part One of my family's adventures while pioneering on the Last Frontier, before there were cellphones. It's the tale of an era that won't come again.
Now, I sure hope I can push the right button and send this to Goodreads.(less)
Atwood Cutting When I was a newborn, I was transported home from the hospital on a snowmobile. My parents were pioneering in bush Alaska. My grandma had flown up…moreWhen I was a newborn, I was transported home from the hospital on a snowmobile. My parents were pioneering in bush Alaska. My grandma had flown up from Hawaii to help, and the homecoming was unprecedented, with the place steaming and charred from my dad drying out the leaks with a propane torch. My grandma's reaction was, "Someday, one of us should write a book about this." Thirty-five years later, I have honored her wish.(less)
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Sharyl Thank you for the add, Atwood :)


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