My newest novel releases on September 12, 2023, but here’s a sneak peak at some of the locations in the book, which is set in Alaska.
One of the things that made the book a pleasure to work on was the research element, which allowed me to take a trip to Alaska with my husband, Stephen. We enjoyed a two-week cruise and numerous excursions to view glaciers and eat lots of salmon and crab, and we spent two separate days on breathtaking Glacier Bay, which was the experience of a lifetime.
Wilderness Lodge is a fictional hotel, but it was inspired by a few locations that we visited for crab feasts and boat cruises.
As for the historic Old Town of Valdez, which was condemned and relocated not long after the earthquake, it is still possible to visit the former townsite. It exists as I describe in the novel, and you can search for it on YouTube and take one of many virtual tours.
Below you find some of my personal photographs from the trip, including locations I used in the book such as the Alaskan Hotel, the Red Dog Saloon, the Mount Roberts Tramway in Juneau.
If you’d like to see a YouTube video of a glacier calving and the giant wave it creates, here’s a good one: