Alaska Author Flash Interview: AdriAnne Strickland

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Hey, ya’ll. Today, I want you to e-meet another AK author.

AdriAnne Strickland

Meet AdriAnne Strickland

Name: AdriAnne Strickland

Location: Splitting my time between Palmer and Homer!

Home on the Web:

You’re making a float based on one of your books for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. What do you do? A spaceship, of course—more specifically the crew’s beloved Kaitan from Shadow Run!

The main character for your next book is a dessert. Yes, the yummy after-dinner thing. What dessert is it? Qole, the female main character for the upcoming Shadow Run, is red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting—warm and passionate on the inside but with an icy-looking exterior. Nev, the male main character (the book is dual point of view), is bananas foster—fiery, and he packs a punch.

What’s an Alaska person or place or situation or theme you’d like to write and/or illustrate a book about? I sort of did write the upcoming book with Michael Miller, Shadow Run, about commercial fishing (I’m a commercial fisherwoman in Bristol Bay), but with the twist that it’s “fishing” in space with starships in place of drift boats/seiners and a volatile energy source, Shadow, instead of fish.


Here’s the Publishers Weekly announcement about AdriAnne’s next novel, coming out in fall 2016:

Kate Sullivan at Delacorte won at auction two books in a new YA series by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller, pitched in the vein of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with elements of Marie Lu’s Legend. The first, Shadow Run, follows the orphaned Qole, a young but savvy captain of a ragtag crew on a “fishing” starship, who have just become the focus of a corporate arms race; and Nev, the prince whose mission to exploit them turns into one to save them. The first book is planned for fall 2016; Kirsten Carleton at Waxman Leavell brokered the deal for North American rights.

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The Way of the Wombat, by A. M. Strickland

The Way of the Wombat

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