My name is Helen Hegener, and through my company, Northern Light Media, I’ve published over a dozen nonfiction books about the history of Alaska, the railroads, roadhouses, revenue cutter service, gold rush history, and historic sled dog races. All my books are available on this site, at Amazon, IndyBound, and through your favorite independent bookstore, whether online or down the street.

I have given presentations about my books at the Alaska State Fair, the Palmer Historical Society, Fireside Books in Palmer, Jitters Coffeehouse in Eagle River, the Talkeetna Roadhouse, the University of Alaska, radio, television, and many other venues. I have also written articles for Alaska Magazine, Last Frontier Magazine, Alaska Dispatch, Alaskan History MagazineMushing Magazine, The Frontiersman, and many others.

Northern Light Media was founded in the fall of 2007 to produce a documentary video, Appetite and Attitude, about the legendary long distance sled dog racer Lance Mackey. The following spring of 2008 Northern Light Media was hired to produce and publish a book about the centennial running of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, and that book is still the only one available about the sled dog race which made Scotty Allan and Leonhard Seppala famous. 

Over the years many fine books have been published by Northern Light Media, and from 2019 to 2021 the full-color, 64-page Alaskan History Magazine shared colorful and engaging stories from the history of the Last Frontier. The covid-19 pandemic unfortunately stopped publication of the magazine, but the book publishing continued, and many more titles are planned for the future! 

You can contact me on Facebook, via email at helenhegener@gmail.com or with this contact form: