Lael Warren Morgan
Lael Morgan is a journalist with 16 books to her credit. Born and raised in rural Maine, she started her career as a reporter for the Malden Press while attending Boston University. In 1959 she moved to Anchorage where she headed the public relations department at Alaska Methodist University. In l963 she embarked on a sailing trip around the world on a 36-foot schooner with her husband, Dodge Morgan. Returning to Alaska in 1965 she worked first for the Juneau Empire and the Fairbanks News Miner, before signing on at the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Christion Science Monitor and Alaska Magazine.
Morgan joined the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting, University of Alaska Fairbanks, in 1988 and also co-founded Epicenter Press, a successful regional house. Following a stint as publisher of the Casco Bay Weekly in Maine, she taught at University of Texas until returning to Alaska to write full-time.