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Helen Hegener

Where: Wasilla
Genre(s): literary nonfiction
Job(s): writer

Email: helenhegener (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: I love so many places in Alaska, such as Nome, Kodiak, Cordova, Central, Circle, Two Rivers, Chugiak, Whittier, Homer, Talkeetna, Kantishna, Palmer, Wasilla, Willow and of course Big Lake - too difficult to choose one favorite!

Bio:I've lived in Alaska off and on since 1965; five generations of my family call the Great Land home. I write about Alaskan history, the Matanuska Colony, sled dog races, the history of sled dogs, and more. Besides my dozen books in print I've had articles and photographs published in Alaska Magazine, Last Frontier, Mushing, BLM Alaska and many others.


  • Alaskan Sled Dog Tales, Northern Lights Media, 2016
  • Alaskan Roadhouses, Northern Lights Media, 2015
  • The First Iditarod, Northern Lights Media, 2015
  • The Yukon Quest Trail, Northern Lights Media, 2014
  • The Stained Glass Dog Team, Northern Lights Media, 2014
  • The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, Northern Light Media, 2014
  • Long Hard Trails and Sled Dog Tales, Northern Light Media, 2014
  • The Beautiful Matanuska Valley, Northern Light Media, 2013
  • The Matanuska Colony Barns, Northern Light Media, 2012
  • The All Alaska Sweepstakes, Northern Light Media, 2012
  • Along Alaskan Trails, Northern Light Media, 2012

Please contact me for readings, workshop, classes, editorial services, manuscript consultation, and lectures (with slides).
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in Alaska history, Matanuska Colony history, mushing history, and sled dog races.

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Listing last updated: April, 2016

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