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Name:  Tricia Brown  

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Brown was born and raised in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tricia Brown is an author, editor, journalist and book developer. She has written more than twenty-five titles, among them seven children's picture books, all of them on Alaska subjects. Her work has been nationally honored for compassionate, insightful depictations of Alaska natives and for children's literature. She holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master of Fine Arts degree.Tricia first moved north to Alaska from the Chicago area in 1978. For the next twenty-one years, she was the founding editor of ''Heartland'', the Sunday magazine of the ''Fairbanks Daily News-Miner'', wrote for the ''Anchorage Daily News'', and later edited the popular ''Alaska'' magazine before entering book publishing in 1996. For five years, she was acquisitions editor for Alaska Northwest Books and WestWinds Press, a job that took her to Portland, Oregon. Tricia's editing and contribution credits include dozens of print and/or enhanced e-books on dog mushing, Alaska Native cultures, Alaska travel, and the frontier lifestyle. In addition, national publishers have asked her to help develop their books on gardening, self-help, autobiography, and other genre. These books include: Discovery Travel Adventure's ''Alaskan Wilderness'', Alaska Geographic's ''Native Cultures in Alaska: Looking Forward, Looking Back'', ''Lessons My Sled Dog Taught Me: Humor & Heartwarming Tails from Alaska's Mushers'', ''Sled Dog Wisdom: Humorous and Heartwarming Tales of Alaska's Mushers'', ''Fresh Air in the Attic: Welcome Makeovers for 7 Classic Quilts'', ''Moose Views'', and ''The Alaska Almanac: Facts About Alaska, 22nd Edition''.

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