‘Anstice’ is end of 7 years’ work for local author
Have a news tip? Click here to submit your tip.
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:
Listen to iFriendly audio.
“Anstice” is available for sale at Old Harbor Books or online.
During their regular meeting Tuesday (5-24-16), the Assembly authorized funding to repair Sitka’s public seaplane dock, which was condemned this winter after one the pilings crumbled. more
The centerpiece of Tuesday night's (5-24-16) Assembly meeting was the cost of living in Sitka. Specifically, how some Sitkans are struggling to pay their utility bills and whether the city should provide assistance. Two Assembly members propose a subsidization program. more