Award-winning author Deb Vanasse (www.debvanasse.com) has authored seventeen books for children and adults. Her most recent titles are the novel Cold Spell and a narrative biography, Wealth Woman: Kate Carmack and the Klondike Race for Gold. Deb is the co-founder of the 49 Alaska Writing Center, a nonprofit serving Alaska’s literary community, and the founder of Running Fox Books. In addition to her published work, Deb works as a freelancing editor, teaches creative writing workshops, and speaks at conferences on topics related to writing and publishing. After 36 years in Alaska, she now lives and works on Oregon’s north coast.