Then and Now

Kate Peters today.



“These tales really get across the situational humor encountered in ‘bush’ life.”

–Ann Wood, Fisher&Trapper,  Manley Hot Springs & Tanana, Alaska

Part One of

an Alaskan adventure

-as recounted by Atwood Cutting-

is available to libraries and booksellers

through Gatekeeper Press.

.The eBook version is available through Overdrive and Amazon.

“Where the Moose Slept” is also now available to PPLD, all Colorado libraries, and libraries nationwide through the Self-eBook program.

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Part Two-The Winter of ’79   

Is coming on June 1, 2018


“I’m determined to get us off this mountain before breakup.

I’ll pull the sled out with my teeth, if I have to!”

–Kate Peters, Wilderness Wife, Sleeping Moose, Alaska


Here is the new cover for Part Three

Elephant in the Bush 

. . .The elephant reared up from the deep grass . . .

“The reference to ‘Seeing the Elephant’ is brilliant. 

For the first time I understand what that expression means.”

–Smokey Daytona, Physician Musician, Cape Coral, Florida



—Are you sure you still want to 

              see the Elephant?


Author’s introduction to Where the Moose Slept…

This Sleeping Moose trilogy started as a simple documentation of my own parents’ pioneering experiences in Alaska. I had envisioned writing down several episodes, simply to satisfy all curiosity among my descendants. But by the time I’d finished the first draft, it was obvious that our family’s twelve years on a remote mountaintop had the makings of a real American odyssey adventure.

After this realization, we had a Peters family pow-wow. It was decided that nominal fictionalization would be the best course, since some families might still have descendants living in the old town. My mother stressed a need for kindness and my father insisted upon global anonymity. So, it’s Historical Fiction that one gets here.

My mom and I have been collaborating on this memoir since that meeting at the beginning of the century. Together we’ve culled the family albums and come up with hundreds of photos, each one worth at least a thousand words, and Kate Peters’ stories have been committed to paper for all future generations, not just mine. Sleeping Moose Saga is our contribution to the noble libraries of America’s great pioneering histories.


Experience firsthand what life was like

on the Last Frontier.

You can order PART ONE below, if you are ready to start reading