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Cindy Dyson is nothing like any character in her book.
She wouldn’t even hang with people who were anything like
characters in her book. While she is blonde and did grow up
in Alaska, any resemblances to her characters are just
rumors started by questionable friends. Okay, she did have a
few wayward years, and she did sling drinks at the notorious
Elbow Room. But not for very long, and she’s never eaten
mummy flesh, although she has tried muktuk (whale blubber)
as well as lusta (fermented seal flipper).
In fact, Dyson is a respectable member of her community near
Glacier National Park, MT. She has a journalism degree from
the University of Missouri, Columbia, and was a reporter for
a few years. She wrote scads of magazine articles and
several nonfiction kids' books. Mostly she's a mom, a foster
parents, and an elitist homeschooler, who does exciting
things like drag her kids to library story hour and teach
toddler karate classes.
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Awards and Special Recognition...
AND SHE WAS
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Top Ten Pick
Quality Paperback Book Club New Voices Award Nominee
Photography courtesy of the author