Local News

‘Anstice’ is end of 7 years’ work for local author

Sitka resident Marjean Ragsdale poses with her book, "Anstice." The cover was designed by Sitka artist Jessica Lynn Clark. (KCAW photo by Ed Ronco)

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.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Gagnon withdraws application for city attorney

160820_Gagnoninterview_Kwong
The Assembly last night (08-23-16) approved two more marijuana business licenses, and learned that one of their top picks for municipal attorney has withdrawn her name. more

Fulton hands in his school board resignation

Tim Fulton has served on the board since 2008. (KCAW photo, Robert Woolsey)
Fulton submitted his letter of resignation for consideration by the board at its first meeting of the new school year on August 25th. Fulton has been tending the needs of his aging parents in Idaho. more