F105. Publishing Local in the Last Frontier

Aspen Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Friday, February 28, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


A panel discussion with Alaska's newest boutique publisher and select writers: We will talk about the challenges and successes of writing and publishing in this remote region. As a Latina woman and head of VP&D House, I encourage Alaska Natives, women, and other minority voices to publish and be heard in the local community and beyond. VP&D House focuses on writers' success through financial equality, transparent business practices, and a very hands-on editing process.



Vered Mares is a publisher, editor, and design consultant. She has worked for small publishers and printers through much of her career, fine-tuning the craft of creating beautiful books. She is currently earning an MFA in nonfiction at University of Alaska Anchorage.

Martha Amore is a published author and teaches writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. Her novella Weathered In has recently been included in a collection of Alaskan novellas.

Kris Farmen is a novelist, historian, and award-winning freelance journalist. He is the author of the novels Turn Again and The Devil's Share, and a co-author (with Buffy McKay and Martha Amore) of the novella collection Weathered Edge.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center