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Daisy Lee Bitter

Where: Homer hills
Genre(s): poetry, literary nonfiction, children's literature, spoken word, essays, public radio and television
Job(s): peony farmer, freelance writer, community volunteer

Email: dlbitter28 (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Kachemak Bay area and most outdoor places in Alaska.

Bio: Raised as a farmer in the San Joaquin Valley. Moved to Alaska with my husband, Conrad, an Alaskan war veteran, in 1954. Son, Tim, born in 1960.

TV and science teacher, director of Native education, and school principal in Anchorage for 3 decades. Continued as an active community volunteer and gardener after moving to our property in the Homer hills in 1983. Recently inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame


  • Kachemak Bay Alaska (literary nonfiction), The Homer Foundation, 2005
  • Forest Ecology (literary nonfiction), Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 1998
  • Alaska Earthquake 1964 (literary nonfiction), Wizard Works, (chapter & photos), 1996
  • A Collection of Kachemak Currents (literary nonfiction), Homer Library Top Drawer Collection, 1992
  • Invisible Ink, An Anthology (literary nonfiction), Anchor PontBooks, (two essays), 2004

Please contact me for readings, lecutres, radio and television programs.
I work with young writers and community writers.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in Alaska natural history, botany, Alaska wildflower gardening, hardy vegetables and flowering plants for Alaskan gardens, wild edible plants., effective natural science teaching, and marine edibles.

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Listing last updated: May, 2015

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