This best-selling author received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly for his most recent book, JOHN MUIR AND THE ICE THAT STARTED A FIRE (Lyons/April 2014.)
This new novel follows his memoir, RHYTHM OF THE WILD (Lyons/May 2015.)
THE ONLY KAKAY: A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF ALASKA(Lyons, 2006) was Finalist for the 2006 Pen Center USA Western award in creative nonfiction.
Features exotic and adventurous setting, quirky-wise characters, environmental controversy, Alaska Native American spiritual content.
Fans are already spreading the word about the book as: “The novel Kim Heacox worked on for twelve years!”
Social media marketing savvy author will use his 1500 Facebook fans to spread the word in strategically timed announcements for pre sales (a plan that worked to help spark sales on his MUIR book.)
Award-winning writer, photographer, and conservationist Kim Heacox has lived in Alaska for over 25 years.
Author was commentator along with Gretel Erlich and other environmental VIPs on Ken Burns’S 12-hour PBS film The National Parks: America's Best Idea documenting the history of the national parks and the US conservation movement. http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/people/commentators/2/
A contract writer with the National Geographic Society since 1985, Kim has twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for excellence in travel writing. http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/experts/kim-heacox/detail#sthash.LWjmDZot.dpuf
Cover features a photo by Heacox whose photos are sold around the world by Getty Images and Accent Alaska.
Includes glossary of Native Alaskan Tlingit Indian words. (Significant because Tlingit is considered to be an “Endangered Language” by UNESCO and the National Science Foundation has provided grants for its preservation.)
About Kim Heacox:
“Heacox is a poet, a scholar, a naturalist, and a wild man.” –Mary Pipher, author of REVIVING OPHELIA
“Kim Heacox enters the first rank of writers on the wild, the human, and the mix between the two.” – Bill McKibben, author of DEEP ECONOMY