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Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Candid Moment with author Lynn Lovegreen

GOLD NUGGETS available July 3rd!"I have visited all the Alaskan places I’ve written about in my Gold Rush series. But the one in my last Gold Rush novel, Gold Nuggets, is closest to my heart. Not only is Denali National Park and Preserve (formerly Mount McKinley National Park) beautiful and amazing, it’s also what brought my husband to Alaska. He was a bus driver in the Park, and we have many fond memories of it. He usually drove the bus to Eielson Visitor Center, at Mile 66 in the park, but occasionally we went all the way to the end of the road in Kantishna. Now, only a few lodges and an airstrip are operating, but you can see some of the old mining claims and Gold Rush buildings. They were a great inspiration when I was writing the book, so I set it in 1916, in the waning years of the Gold Rush and just before the Park was created. And of course there’s young love in the story, too, kind of like the one we experienced!

If you haven’t been yet and it’s on your bucket list, please, find a way to go to Denali! You can drive or take the train from Anchorage or Fairbanks, or join a group tour. My advice: plan on staying at least two or three days— most bus tours take eight hours, and you may want more time to spend the night in Kantishna or take advantage of other ways to enjoy the area. You can view the mountains in the evening sunshine, watch bears on the tundra, learn about the history of the Park, and know you’re in a special place." Lynn Lovegreen author of The Gold Rush Series


  1. Thanks for the post,Jacqueline. You are a great supporter of fellow authors!

    1. Always a pleasure to help showcase wonderful authors such as yourself, Lynn. Wishing you great success with your latest historical novel, Gold Nuggets.


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