Local Authors

Homer has long been a hotbed of local talent in many fields. Many of the finest authors in the State of Alaska have either lived in the Homer area, or currently reside in the Homer area. We have tried our best to make sure that all local authors are included on this list, however, unintentional omissions are possible. If you notice such an omission, please send an email (homerbookstore@ak.net) alerting us to the error. Please keep in mind, that our web person's schedule does not always allow for immediate updating.  Thank you.

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF MANY OF THE BOOKS LISTED BELOW ARE AVAILABLE

Due to the popularity of local Author's books, combined with the limited availability of some authors (who often travel much more frequently than the rest of us), it is problematic to keep signed copies of all local books in stock at all times. Fortunately, authors are very accommodating about signing their books so we will endeavor to acquire autographed books from them, for our customers.

(Some titles may not be currently in stock. Prices are subject to change.)

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Brenda Adams
There's a Moose in My Garden: Designing Gardens in Alaska and the Far North - $35.00
Cool Plants for Cold Climates: A Garden
Designer's Perspective - $35.00


Dax Alaska
Peace of the Worlds - $17.95

Jeannette Aragones
I am Oscar: I am in Charge - $16.00
Cosmo & Me - $10.00
How Does it Get Any Better Than This? - $24.00


Michael Armstrong
Bridge Over Hell - $24.95
Truck Stop Earth - $25.20
After the Zap - (out of print)
Agviq - (out of print)
Hidden War - (out of print)


Martha Ellen Anderson
Brother Asaiah - $19.97

Jean Aspen
Trusting the River - $24.95
Arctic Daughter - $17.99
Arctic Son - $18.99



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Marian Beck
Salmon Patties and Rosehip Pie - $24.95

Eric Behnke
Alaska Animal ABC Coloring Book - $7.95

Jennifer Bernard
The Fireman Who Loved Me - $5.99
Hot for Fireman - $5.99
One Fine Fireman - $3.99
Sex and the Single Fireman - $5.99
The Night Belongs to Fireman - $7.99


Tom Bodett
For those who have been asking, Tom lived in Homer, Alaska, as a carpenter when his public radio essays debuted. His ads for Motel 6 followed as did his string of bestselling books and radio shows.
As Far as you can go without a Passport - $15.00
Williwaw - $6.99
End of the Road - (out of print)
Small Comforts - $14.00


Bumppo Bremicker
Everlasting and the Great River - $9.95
Everlasting and the Great Ocean - $9.95
Everlasting and the Great Land - $10.00


Daniel Bunker
Limpy Chesterton - $9.99

Sharon Bushell
We Alaskans - $18.95
We Alaskans II - $18.95
Trouble with Bernie - $6.99
Bernie Jones and the Blazing Bandits - $6.99
Alaska Sudoku - $7.99
Trouble with Bernie - $12.95
Sharon Bushell and Stan Jones
The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster- $17.95



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Karen Cauble
33 Days Hath September - $9.95

Richard Chiappone
Water of Undetermined Depth - $19.95
Opening Days: A Fly Fisherman Writes - $24.95
Liar's Code - $24.99


Dottie Cline
Raven Paints the Birds - $9.95
Paul Banks: Alaskan Music Man - $12.95
Mary's Gift - Alaska's Remarkable Mary Epperson - $18.95


Michael S. Cline
Bear Hunter - $9.95

Anne Coray
Violet Transparent - $18.50
A Measure's Hush - $18.95


Daniel Coyle
Lance Armstrong's War - $14.99
Talent Code - $25.00
Secret Race - $28.00
Little Book of Talent - $18.00
Culture Code - $28.00
Hardball - (out of print)
Waking Samuel - (out of print)


Dan Crane
Poems Without Rhyme or Reason and a Couple of Yarns - $9.95


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Trisha Davis
Wildfire - $10.95

Ann Dixon
Blueberry Shoe - $9.95
Sleeping Lady - $8.99


Doug Dodd
Man in Hole: Love, Lies, Addiction, and Butting Porcupines - $17.95

Joan Brown Dodd
Welcome to 1960s Dutch Harbor, Alaska - $15.95
Cow Woman of Akutan - $16.95
​Beggar's Gift and Other Stories: Fables for These Times - $13.95


Jane Dunn
My Rainbow - $10.00

Lonnie DuPre
Life on Ice, Twenty-five years of Arctic Exploration - $22.00


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Brant Edens
A Time to Remember: Adventures in the Life of Brant Edens - (out of print)
A Better Life - (out of print)



F
Kris Farmen
Devil's Share - $16.95
Turn Again - $19.95


Jonathan Faulkner
The Ghost of Fannie Guthry-Baehm - $19.95
Odysseys from Homer - $10.95
Ghost of Fukuda Aijiro - $18.00


Nina Faust
Alpaca Relaxation Guide - $9.95

Carmen and Conrad Field
Alaska's Seashore Creatures - $12.95

Conrad Field
Alaska Ocean ABCs - $9.95

Homer Foundation
Kachemak Bay Alaska - $19.95
This is the only photo book of the local area. Published by the non-profit Homer Foundation, it is a beautiful collaborative project featuring many local photographers plus short essays by a few local writers. Proceeds benefit the Homer Foundation.


Bill Fry
Witcher - $11.95


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Shelley Gill
If I Were a Whale - $9.99 (board book)
If I Were a Bird - $9.99 (board book)
If I Were a Bear- $9.99 (board book)
Prickly Rose - $7.95
Alaska's Dog Heroes - $10.99
Thunderfeet: Alaska's Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Critters - $10.99
Alaska's Three Bears - $10.99
Swimmer - $10.99
North Country Christmas - $10.95
Kiana's Iditarod - $10.99
Adventure at the Bottom/Top of the World - $8.95
Count Alaska's Colors - $10.99
Last American Rainforest Tongass - $10.99
Big Buck Adventure - $7.95Thunderfeet (CD) - $12.95
Danger the Dog Yard Cat - $10.99
Danger the Dog Yard Cat (CD) - $12.95
Alaska - $7.95
Hawaii - $6.95
Big Blue - $7.95
Alaska Mothergoose - $10.99
Sitka Rose - $7.95
Up On Denali: Alaska's Wilderness Mountain - $10.95
Mammoth Magic - (out of print)
Gabe - A Story of Me, My Dog, and the 1970s - $12.95
Egg - (out of print)
Iditarod Curriculum - (out of print)


Betty Jo Goddard
Diswanted Child: Brenda's Story - $18.00
If You Can't Train Them, Love Them; The Dogs in my Life - $14.95
She Ate the Neck of the Chicken (and Said She Preferred It) - $14.95


Mike Gordon
Learning the Ropes - $25.00


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George Harbeson Jr.
Homesteaders in the Headlights - $18.00
Shadowed Times - $18.00


R. Mike Harmer
How to Go Blind and Not Lose Your Mind - $14.95

Kerry Lynn Harmon
The Only Way to Win - $15.99

Jean Hatfield
The Glass Ball - $13.00

Justin Herrmann
Highway One, Antarctica Stories - $18.00

Ron Hess
Matter of Survival - $13.99
Hard Case - $14.99
Murder At Fire Bay; Death and Deception in a Small Alaska Town - $16.95


Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand - with Malcolm MacPherson
Time Bandit, Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs - $16.00

Erin Hollowell
Pause, Traveler - $16.95
Boundaries (chapbook) - $7.00
​Every Atom - $16.95


Homer Garden Club
Kachemak Cultivating from Seaside to Summit - $25

Sidney Huntington, as told to Jim Rearden
Shadows on the Koyukuk - $16.95



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Keith Austin Iverson

Alaska Viking - $13.95



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McKibben Jackinsky
Too Close to Homer? Living with "drill, baby" on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula - $24.50

Susan Hudson Johnson
Alaskans Die Young - $14.95

Cherry Jones
More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Alaska Women - $16.95
Myths and Mysteries of Alaska - $14.95



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​Ann Keffer
The Seventh Chair - $8.95

Atz Kilcher
Son of a Midnight Land: A Memoir in Stories - $27.99
Also available on CD (unabridged) read by the author and includes 20 original songs - $34.95


Eve and Eivin Kilcher
Homestead Kitchen - $30.00

Tom Kizzia
Wake of the Unseen Object - $17.95
Pilgrim's Wilderness: A true Story of Faith and Madness on the
​Alaska Frontier - $16.00


Janet R. Klein
Archaeology of Kachemak Bay - $12.95
Celebrating Homer's Buildings - $12.95
Kachemak Bay Communities, Their Histories, Their Mysteries - $14.50
History of Kachemak Bay - (out of print)
Homer Spit: Coal, Gold, and Con-Men - (out of print)


PeggyEllen Kleinleder
The Thursday Group - $25.00

Margarida Kondak
Wild Horses of Summer Bay - $9.95


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Jim Lavrakas
Snap Decisions: My 30 years as an Alaska News Photographer - $19.95

Eartha Lee
Fleeing the Country: Rural Alaska Through the Eyes of a Child - $17.00

Dan Levinson
The Phantom Poodle of Rainy Pass - $9.95

Nancy Lord
pH: A Novel - $16.99
Fish Camp: Life on an Alaskan Shore - $17.95
Green Alaska: Dreams From the Far Coast - $15.95
Beluga Days: Tales of an Endangered White Whale - $16.95 (pb)
Rock, Water, Wild - $17.95
Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate Changed North - $15.95
Man Who Swam With Beavers - $14.95
(Editor) Made of Salmon - Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project - $21.95


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Linda Martin
Follow in the Dust She Raises - $14.95

Sandy Mazen
Kiyonuk: An Arctic Alaska Boyhood - $20.00

Neil McArthur
(co-author) Alaska's Mushrooms - $26.99

Michael McBride
The Last Wilderness - $27.95

Mike McCann
Give Me the Hudson or the Yukon - $11.95
Return to the River - $11.95


Erin McKittrick
A Long Trek Home - $18.95
Small Feet, Big Land - $18.95
My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes - $17.99 (HB) $10.99 (PB)


Jake McLay
Tales of Two Alaskan Pioneers - (out of print)

Kate Mitchell
Bag Lady at the End of the Road -$15.95

Molly Montgomery
Beachcomber's ABC's - $14.95
Messages From the Earth - $15.50


Paul Morton
Track of the Dragon - (out of print)


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Nita Nettleton
Wake-up Call of the Wild - $12.50
Accessories Are Everything in the Wild - $13.50
Nature Runs Wild - $13.95



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Jan O'Meara
Kids Guide to Common Alaska Critters - $7.95
Flights of Fancy - $7.95
Alaska Backyard Wines - $7.95
Alaska Dictionary - $11.95
Bed and Breakfast, Alaska Style (7th Ed.) - (out of print)
Mt. Augustine - (out of print)



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Skywalker Payne
All That Is: Dance of Mindfulness and Gratitude - $8.00

Elsa Pedersen
Kachemak Bay Years, An Alaska Homesteader's Memoir - (out of print)
Wrote a series of mostly children's books about the local area, in the 1970s. These are all out of print.


Mary Haakenson Perry
Onward Crispy Shoulders: An Extraordinary Life with an Extra Chromosome - $12.95
A Lot to Be Thankful For - $18.95
Mystery on Cheechako Island - $10.95


Sara Budinger Peterson
Alice: An Alaskan Pioneer - $11.95
Alice Meets Inupiat Eskimos - $11.95
Journey of Pern - $11.95
Nip and Tuck by the Bay of Fundy (out of print)


Tracy Philpot
Original White Animals - $13.00
Incorrect Distances: Poems - (out of print)
Distance from Birth - (out of print)


Reverend Poorchild (Richard Olsen)
Dare to Dream Again - $29.75 (hb) $21.15 (pb)
What Mirrors Do - $33.33 (hb) $24.85 (pb)


Joyce Baker Porte
Invisible Ink: A Collection of Short Pieces from Writers Ink
Homer Writers Group)
Where Lions Still Roar - $19.95
Rogue Lioness: Book 2 of the Tanganyika Trilogy - $20.00
Pale Lion Rising, Book 3 of the Tanganyika Trilogy - $22.95
Stormbird of the Serengeti and Other African Tales - $14.95



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Jim Rearden
Hunting Alaska's Far Places - $23.95
Travel Air NC9084 - $14.95
Forgotten Warriors of the Aleutian Campaign - $18.95
Tales of Alaska's Big Bears - $14.95
Koga's Zero - (out of print)
Alaska's Wolf Man - $17.95
Castners Cutthroats - (out of print)
Jim Rearden's Alaska - $17.95
Wolves of Alaska: A Fact-based Saga - $18.95
Sam O White: Alaskan - $23.95
Slim Moore Alaska Master Guide; A Sourdough's Hunting Adventures and Wisdom - $14.95
Alaska's First Bush Pilots ~ 1923-30 - $19.95
Old Alaska: Events of the 1900s - $19.95
Old Alaska II: Events of the 1900s - $21.95


Tom Reed
Other Side: On the Road in South America - $24.95
Moved by a Mountain: Inspiration from an Alpine View in Alaska - $21.95


Bill Richardson
Corky and the Alaskan Bears - $11.95
Corky's Courage - $11.95
Corky & The Alaskan Quake - $18.95
Corky & The Alaskan Old Timer - $18.95
Corky & The Alaskan Gold Digger - $18.95


Don Ronda 
I Wanted to Fly - $12.95

Karen Roush
The Rambling Bitch: Stories and Poetry of the Mundane and the Not So Mundane - $13.00
Diary of a Silly Woman - $13.00
Tales of a Dogsitter - $13.00



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Maria Santalucia
Majestic View Breakfast Recipes - $24.00

Lindianne Sarno
The Alaskan Woodcarver's Wife - $20.00
Greensleeves - $29.95


Eva Saulitis
Leaving Resurrection: Chronicles of a Whale Scientist - $21.00
Many Ways to Say It - $17.95
Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery & Loss Among Vanishing Orcas - $26.95
Prayer in Wind - $18.95
Becoming Earth - $18.95


Marianne Schlegelmilch
Solo Flite - $14.95
Gaston's Crow's Nest: An Alaska Tale - $12.95
Raven's Light - $12.95
Feather From A Stranger: An Alaskan Mystery - $15.95
Coho Waterboy - $14.95
Two Tickets and a Feather - $15.95
Drift Feather on the Alaska Seas - $15.95
Slugs Forever - $14.95
Feather for Hoonah Joe - $17.95
Feather for Forever - $17.95
​Lavender White Arctic Blue - $17.95


Shannon Schrader
Up from Darkness - $20.00

Marilyn Sigman
Entangled: People and Ecological Change in Alaska's Kachemak Bay - $16.95

Barnabas Smith
Movement & Repose - $15.00

Bruce M. Smith
Black Sea Monster - (out of print)
Black Sea Monster (in Russian) - (out of print)


Gail Sorensen
Ah Lee: My Days as Grandmother to Alaska's Emergency Services System - $15.95

Dana Stabenow
No Fixed Line - $29.95 (hb)
Silk and Song - Contains all three books of the trilogy - $29.95 (hb)
Everything Under the Heavens- Book I of Silk and Song Trilogy- $13.95
By the Shores of Middle Sea - Book II of Silk and Song Trilogy- $13.95
The Land Beyond - Book III of Silk and Song Trilogy - $13.95
Less Than a Treason - $26.95
Bad Blood - $25.99
Fine and Bitter Snow - $7.99
Singing of the Dead - $7.99
Cold Day for Murder - $24.95 (hb) $6.99(pb)
Better to Rest - $23.95 (hb)
Taint in the Blood - $24.95 (hb) $7.99 (pb)
A Deeper Sleep - $7.99
Midnight Come Again - $7.99
A Grave Denied - $7.99
Blindfold Game - $6.99
Prepared for Rage - $24.95 (hb) $7.99 (pb)
Alaska Women Writers: Living, Loving and Learning on the Last Frontier - $14.95
Whisper to the Blood - $7.99 (pb)
A Night Too Dark - $24.99 (hb) $7.99 (pb)
Though Not Dead - $25.99 (hb) $7.99 (pb)
Restless in the Grave - $7.99
Blood Will Tell - (out of print)
Killing Grounds - (out of print)
Hunter's Moon - (out of print)
Dead in the Water - (out of print)
Cold-Blooded Business - (out of print)
Breakup - (out of print)
Fire and Ice - (out of print)
Wild Crimes - (out of print)
Powers of Detection - (out of print)
So Sure of Death - (out of print)
Play With Fire - (out of print)
Nothing Gold Can Stay - (out of print)
Mysterious North - (out of print)
A Fatal Thaw - (out of print)


Christine L. Steiner
Repentance to Life, Another Look at the New Birth - $12.99

Chris Story
Born To Live - $8.99


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Taz Tally
Backroads and Byways of Alaska: Drives, Day Trips and Weekend Excursions - $21.95
50 Hikes in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula - $19.95


Linda Kay Thompson
Erik's Story, Finding His Gifts Against All Odds In Rural Alaska - $17.95
It's Okay Mom - $18.95
Let us Be Brave - $17.95


Diana Tillion
Pioneers of Homer - $19.95

Renn Tolman
Tolman Alaskan Skiffs - $39.95
Skiff for All Seasons (out of print)



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Miranda Weiss
Tide, Feather, Snow - $13.99

Kyle Wentz
Of Storms & Stars, 1 The Return - $15.99

Lorraine Williams
You Know You're in a Small Town When - $12.95
You Know You're in a Small Town When Vol. 2 - $14.00


Wilma Williams
This is Coffee Point, Go Ahead - $15.95
Alaska Sea Escapes - $14.95
I, Buttons - $6.95
If You've Got it to Do - $19.99


Cassondra Windwalker
Bury the Lead - $13.99
Preacher Sam - $14.99
The Almost Children - $9.99


Jerre Wills
Alaska is My Mistress - $19.95

Charles Wohlforth
The Whale and the Super Computer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change - $16.00
The Fate of Nature: Rediscovering our Ability to Rescue the Earth - $19.00
To Russia With Love (with Vic Fischer) - $27.95


Steve Wolfe
Call Me Coach: Alaska's Greatest Wrestling Stories - $15.95
Call Us Champions - $17.95
Call Us Olympians - $17.95


Jerry Wood
Discovery to Catastrophe - $19.99

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