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.