“Building Fires in the Snow” journeys through the Northwest Passage

A copy of “Building Fires in the Snow” is currently making its way around the coast of Newfoundland as part of the Canada C3 expedition. Our friend and up-and-coming CanLit author, Trevor Corkum, is the Writer in Residence for Leg 6 of the voyage and he has placed a copy of our book in the expedition’s library.

The boat left Hain, Newfoundland on Saturday and today is docked in Hebron on the way to the capital of Nunavut, Iqaluit. Other legs of the voyage will take our book through the Northwest Passage, around Alaska with stops at Point Barrow, Shishmaref, and Nome, to terminate in Victoria, British Columbia. Canada C3 is a Signature Project for Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation. You can follow the journey at the C3 web site, and at Trevor’s web site learn about his work and his new novel, “The Electric Boy”, forthcoming with Doubleday. 

In other news, Martha and I are returning to projects we back-burnered more than a year ago to promote the book. Martha is working on her dissertation and putting finishing touches on her story collection to be published by the University of Alaska Press. I’m working on a new story and will soon be editing work for my collection.

But we aren’t done with “Building Fires in the Snow” just yet. We plan a push to educators and bookstores (especially LGBTQ bookstores) in the Lower 48. If you have a favorite local bookstore or teacher you think we should reach out to, please let us know.

That’s it for now. Have a great summer!