‘Anstice’ is end of 7 years’ work for local author
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Sitka resident Marjean Ragsdale poses with her book, “Anstice.” The cover was designed by Sitka artist Jessica Lynn Clark. (KCAW photo by Ed Ronco)
In her book “Anstice,” Sitka resident Marjean Ragsdale tells the story of a 13-year-old girl named Leyla who has just been orphaned in an automobile accident. The story takes a turn toward the fantastical when Leyla is called upon by a race of aliens to become their new leader.
The book is the product of more than seven years of active work. But, as Ragsdale told KCAW, she’s known her main character a lot longer. Hear the interview:
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“Anstice” is available for sale at Old Harbor Books or online.
The annual meeting of the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society will he held at 7 PM Wed Feb 24 in the ANB Founders Hall (doors open at 6). This year's meeting will feature the maritime heritage of Katlian Street. Board members Rebecca Poulson and Brinnen Carter explain why. Learn more at sitkamaritime.org.
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