Hello! 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 roadhouses, railroads, gold rush history and historic sled dog races such as the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. I also published Alaskan History Magazine from May-June, 2019 to July-August, 2021.
Please note: Alaskan History Magazine ceased publication with the July-August, 2021 issue. All issues will remain in print, and are available in digital editions at issuu.com(2021 issues will be added soon.)
All my books and the magazine are available on this site, at my Shopify storefront, at Amazon, IndyBound, and through your local independent bookstores.
Over the past several years I have given presentations about the subjects of 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, Mushing Magazine, The Frontiersman, and many others.
I’ve volunteered for several sled dog races, including the Yukon Quest, the All Alaska Sweepstakes, the Northern Lights 300, and the Copper Basin 300. I also organized and sponsored two ground-breaking Mushing History Conferences, in 2009 and 2010, which drew presenters and attendees from across Alaska and Canada to learn more about the colorful history of mushing from some of the most respected mushers, historians, researchers, documentarians, and authors.