Chickaloon Author Releases ‘The Snow Child’

Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage
Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Chickaloon author Eowyn Ivey has hit the jackpot with her first novel, The Snow Child. Her story about two homesteading Alaskans almost a century ago is capturing the attention of readers from Norway to Australia.  The title was released in the US this week, to glowing reviews by writers and critics.   KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer spoke with the author at Fireside Books in Palmer, where she was signing copies of the novel.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen