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Debbie Miller

Debbie grew up near the San Francisco Bay, and in 1975 she and her husband moved to teach in Arctic Village, Alaska, a Gwich’in Athabascan Indian village located on the southern boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She and her family explored the refuge on many trips through all its seasons, studying the great caribou herds, wolves, grizzly and polar bears, and migratory birds, inspiring her to write about Alaska’s extraordinary wilderness and wildlife. She is the author of many books, essays, and magazine articles about Alaska. Her most recent book is the award-winning A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound, which joins On Arctic Ground and Midnight Wilderness among her other books that describe Alaska’s diverse natural environments.

Debbie also writes nonfiction books for children, which have been honored by the International Reading Association and the National Science Teachers Association, and Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights received the 2003 John Burroughs Nature Book for Young Readers award. As an educator, she has traveled extensively to schools across America giving programs about Alaska. She has also been an enrichment lecturer for Princess Cruises in Alaska, and she received the 1999 Refuge Hero Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for her writing, education, and conservation work. Debbie spends most of the year living in Sitka, Alaska, where she can see the spouts of humpback whales out the living room window, and bears and deer wandering through the berry bushes.

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