Alaskan History

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I am an Alaskan author, and I have written and published more than a dozen non-fiction books on Alaska’s history through my company, Northern Light Media. My titles in print include a history of Alaskan roadhouses, the construction of the Alaska Railroad, the history of the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, and many more.

Alaskan History has been foremost among my interests for over half a century, and I’ve shared my passion for history in the books I have published in the last ten years. Now I’m setting a different course in my efforts to share the history of our great state, with a bimonthly magazine which will bring the stories of the people, places and events which shaped Alaskan history to a wider audience. A magazine has always seemed more immediate, accessible and engaging than a book, and a good one will feature a broad range of subjects and photographs in its pages.


Sample page layouts for the May-June issue

The inaugural issue of Alaskan History is slated for May-June, 2019, and the premiere issue features articles drawn from my books. I am looking forward to publishing many different writers, for Alaskan History is a huge topic, but this is a start, and I am excited about where it can lead. A simple caveat: This magazine is not designed to be an authoritative journal of history, and I do not presume to portray it as anything other than a simple effort to share some interesting stories, just as I have done with my books. But this will be a professionally produced magazine, as I have 30 years of experience in magazine production, editing, and publishing, and I have some major national awards for that work under my belt.

I am currently building a website for the magazine, and creating a presence on Facebook, and maybe on some other social media sites. If you are interested in writing for Alaskan History, send me an email at and I will return my writer’s guidelines.

I’m still exploring options for a subscription price, advertising, and other details of publishing, but feel free to send an email if you’d like to be added to my mailing list for more information as it becomes available. And thank you for your interest, this is going to be a fun adventure!

Helen Hegener







About Helen Hegener

Author and publisher, Northern Light Media.
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4 Responses to Alaskan History

  1. Tekla Israelson says:

    Hello– I am interested in you upcoming magazine. I may wish to subscribe; please add me to your list.
    Thank you, Tekla in Petersburg

  2. Everett Long says:

    Are you interested in aviation history in Alaska. I wrote “The Pilot’s Corner” in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Much of what I wrote was about the early aviation pioneers in Northern Alaska. I’ve only published one book, “Cobras Over the Tundra” the story and photo history of the Lend-Lease flights to Russia during World War Two. I also personally flew that route from Fairbanks to Yakutsk, Russia in 1990.

  3. Good to hear from you, Everett, and I would absolutely be interested in aviation history, for those early fliers were an important part of Alaska’s past – and future! I will find a copy of your book, for that lend-lease program is one I’ve heard about many times and I would love to learn more. I will be finalizing guidelines this week and will email a copy to you, and you’re on my mailing list for updates and information. Thank you for your interest in and support of my new magazine!

  4. Cori says:

    I am interested in subscribing to this magazine, I have read a couple of your books. Look forward to reading the magazine.

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