- Romance set in an artist community in remote Alaska will appeal to romance readers but also to outdoor enthusiasts and fans of nature/environmental/CliFi writing and TV shows.
- Blurbs are already committed to by VIPs like Bill McKibben.
- Debut novelist is well connected and has had several Pushcart nominations and received fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation.
- Novel centers around the Pebble Mine Project, a proposed mine that threatens the Bristol Bay salmon fishery – arguably the greatest wild salmon fishery left on the planet. Robert Redford and other enviro VIPs vocally oppose this project.
- The novel addresses hazards of open-pit mining and includes references to specific mining techniques. Because the information is presented in the context of a love story with fictional characters, the format is more engaging than if it were offered via a scientific publication.
- Also depicts communal living and artistic explorations of several disciplines are integral to the book.
- Author is currently filming a documentary about Brown Carlson, an earlier version of Dick Proenneke, who lived in Lake Clark.
- SYNOPSIS: Set in Whetstone Cove, a remote Alaskan artist community at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, LOST MOUNTAIN uncovers the story of Dehlia Melven, a beautiful widow and longtime resident. When Alan Lamb, a solar energy expert, moves to the community, he falls in love with Dehlia but is confronted with a huge, open-pit mining project that tests his love and principals.