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Shelley Gill

Where: Homer
Genre(s): fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, children's literature, graphic novel, journalism, and essays
Job(s): writer

Email: sgill (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Little Tutka Bay

Bio: Author of 25 children's books, award-winning journalist and Alaska history buff. Gill is a 40 year Alaskan who has visited over 2000 schools nationwide and spoken to 2 million children.


  • A Measure's Hush (children's literature), Boreal Books, 2011
  • Kiana's Iditarod (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1984
  • Alaska Mother Goose (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1987
  • Mammoth Magic (children's literature), Sasquatch 1985,
  • Thunderfeet (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1986
  • The Iditarod (curriculum), Sasquatch 1989
  • The Adventurers, (children's literature) Sasquatch 1999
  • Alaska's Three Bears (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1990
  • Danger the Dog yard Cat (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1989
  • Swimmer (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1992
  • North Country Christmas (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1996
  • Adventure at the Top of the World (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1996
  • Tongass, (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1998
  • Count Alaska's Colors (children's literature), Sasquatch, 1999
  • The Big Buck (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 2000
  • The Egg, (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 1998
  • Big Blue, (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 2001
  • Alaska (children's literature), Scholastic, 2004
  • Up On Denali (children's literature), Sasquatch, 2006
  • Sitka Rose (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 2005
  • Hawaii, (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 2006
  • Alaska (children's literature), Charlesbridg,e 2007
  • What's Up With Whales (children's literature), KIWA International, 2013
  • Alaska's Dog Heroes (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 2014
  • Prickly Rose, (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 2014
  • Gabe (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 2014

Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures and editorial services.
I work with young writers (elementary and secondary school) and university writers.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in author visits in schools and nature writers.

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Listing last updated: December, 2013

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