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Thursday, January 14, 2016

My Bucket List by Lynn Lovegreen

I’m a “woman of a certain age” now, so some expect me to have regrets and a bucket list. I don’t, really, because I’ve had a pretty good my life so far. But there are some things I hope to do in the future.


First, I want to go to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and the village next door, Unalaska. I’m not a reality TV fan (except for Dancing With the Stars—long story), so it’s not about crab boats and their crews. I want to see the history there. You see, Dutch Harbor was bombed by the Japanese military in 1942. And I’m writing a series about World War II in Alaska, so I hope to do some research there next summer. 

Second, I want to publish the series I mentioned above. The first book, about the building of the Alcan Highway, is almost done. Then, I want to write the Dutch Harbor book, and a book about the AlSib program—a part of the Lend Lease program that brought airplanes to Fairbanks for the Russian allies. And I have a few other ideas if I need more than three books in the series. There are some fascinating stories about that time period in Alaska, and I hope to introduce them to readers.

Personally, as I said, I don’t have much of a list. But I do enjoy traveling, so there are a few places I’d like to see. I have relatives to visit in several places around the U.S. And I’ve never been to Ireland, or Scotland, or Australia…okay, maybe I do have a bucket list after all. 

May you cross off the items on your own bucket list, and do all the wonderful things you wish to do in your lifetime! 


Lynn Lovegreen grew up in Alaska, and still lives there. Her young adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters. See her website at www.lynnlovegreen.com.

6 comments:

Judith Ashley said...

There is so much of the history of our country that is missing in the educational system and just general knowledge. Your new series is a winner in my book! And if you have relatives that require you to swing through Oregon, let me know. I'd love to spend an afternoon with you...maybe a couple of other Genre-istas in the area can join us!!!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks for the offer, Judith. That would be fun! :-)

Sarah Raplee said...

I'd love to spend time with you as well!

I knew about the bombing on the Aleutioan Chain and also that a lighthouse was occupied. But the other stories you mentioned will be totally new to me. Can't wait to read them!

Kristy McCaffrey said...

I would love to visit Alaska. It's definitely on my bucket list. And I love 'Dancing With The Stars'!! I even went to a taping once, thanks to my husband requesting tickets without telling me. It was the season Derek won with Nicole Scherzinger. It was great fun but I do much prefer watching it on tv. Good luck with your new series, Lynn!!

Pippa Jay said...

You know, I've no idea what age a lady of a certain age is supposed to be?! Lol. Travel makes up most of my list too, and some of it for research (or research in retrospect). May you visit all the places you long to see!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks, Sarah, Kristy, and Pippa.
Kristy, I'd love the hear more about your DWTS taping! :-P