MaryJo Comins lived in Anchorage from 1951 until 1995, graduated from AHS in 1961, attended the University of Montana, married and began raising a family before completing her BA in English with a sociology minor from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1974.
She taught writing and creativity classes in Anchorage and Eugene, Oregon. Among her writing credits are the Anchorage Times, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Magazine, Cruising World Magazine, and Alyeska Pipeline’s in-house magazine. MaryJo received writing awards from Alaska Press Women and an honorable mention from Writers Digest. She enjoys acting with community theater groups in Anchorage and now Eugene.