Sharon Bushell is the author of the two-volume oral history, "We Alaskans - Stories of People Who Helped Build the Great Land," as well as the Bernie Jones children's book series. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including the Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award, the Alaska Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities, and the James Patterson Page-Turner Award. She lives in Homer, Alaska, with her husband John Bushell.
Stan Jones is director of external affairs for the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council. Earlier in his career, he was a radio and newspaper journalist, winning the Alaska Press Club Public Service Award, the George Polk Award and, twice, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. His reporting on the Exxon Valdez spill for the Anchorage Daily News helped the paper win several national awards for its coverage of the disaster. He is the author of the Nathan Active mystery series, including White Sky, Black Ice; Shaman Pass; and Frozen Sun. The next book in the series, Village of the Ghost Bears, will be released in October 2009. He is also a contributor to a new Alaska state history book, Alaska Politics and Public Policy, to be published by the University of Alaska Press in 2009. He lives in Anchorage with his wife, Susan Jones.