University of Alaska Press and Fireside Books (Palmer, Alaska) sponsored a reading and discussion of my book, Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska. Due to the pandemic, the March 19, 2021 event occurred as a Zoom Webinar with an audience scattered across the U.S. — east coast to west coast, Alaska and Hawaii.
University of Alaska Press has shared the recording of this event and I have posted it on my YouTube channel and my Facebook Writer page. The recording lasts one hour. After the introductions, I read from several sections of Cabin 135. The second half of the event comprised a discussion of Cabin 135 with Peggy Shumaker, UA Press, Alaska Series Editor, as well as addressing questions from the audience.
Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska was published last month (December 2020) by University of Alaska Press as part of the Alaska Literary Series. Since then, I have been checking with friends who pre-ordered copies from various outlets. My friends report that they have purchased copies of Cabin 135 from Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon, and through the University of Chicago website. I heard today that Title Wave Books in Anchorage, Alaska has Cabin 135 in stock and Pearl Street Bookstore in Ellensburg, Washington has ordered some.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble currently only show e-book editions of Cabin 135 on their websites but please be assured that Cabin 135 is in print and can be purchased now through independent booksellers or the University of Chicago Press website.
I heard from University of Alaska Press that printing of Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska has proceeded more quickly than expected and that the University of Chicago (Press) Distribution Center has begun shipping books to fill bookstore orders and pre-orders.
“Cabin 135 is Katie Eberhart’s contemplative account of several decades in Alaska, through which she both reflects on the past and on environmental changes that could impact the future….” (Read more at Foreword Reviews.)
The publishing date for Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska is set for December 15, 2020. Pre-ordering is available through most independent bookstores as well as Internet-based booksellers. (More info.)
Copy Cat — Quartet for 2 Violins, Flute and Accordion is by turns lightheartedly playful, somber, and meditative. Variations touch on jazz, gypsy, and orchestral themes. The accordion provides rhythm and low register support. The violins draw out the themes often quite hauntingly but also with a section of lighthearted pizzicato. The flute part alternates between high melodies and mid-range countermelodies. This arrangement of Copy Cat is an intermediate piece that is entertaining and fun to play.
I wish I was announcing that Cabin 135 is now available, as scheduled, at bookstores and on Amazon… but due to coronavirus effects on production, University of Alaska Press has rescheduled publication for December 15.
The proof I received in the mail from UA Press is lovely. The cover design is by Ruth Hulbert.