Todays guest on Morning Line featured author Yukon Dan Tanner. He spoke with Morning Line host Danny Preston about his newly released book, Yukon Don Tanner's Talkeetna Territory Papers.
“If you don’t know Alaska, know someone who does." The Talkeetna Territory Papers is a book primarily written for those unknown to the state. Tanner got his inspiration for writing by being surrounded by nature as a child. "Climbing to Mt. Eklutna and hanging out back there, I grew up with a lot of kids who grew up in homesteads," said Tanner. While an electrician by trade, Tanner realized he enjoyed sharing his experiences through writing. He decided to become an author after attending Sheldon Jackson college in Sitka.
Tanner plans to do more writing in his future, including a story about his Yukon River expdention in 198o. He had the chance to stop at all the native villages along the way, meeting locals in the area gaining knowledge culturally and geographically. "My next book, itll have the yukon story in it, buit also advneture stories." said Tanner. For more information about Yukon Don Tanner, visit: yukondontanner.com