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Marianne Schlegelmilch

Where: Homer
Genre(s): Fiction and essays
Job(s): Registered Nurse

Email: mschlegelmilch (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Everywhere

Bio: Worked across the country and in Alaska as a Registered Nurse for close to 40 years. Currently volunteer occasionally at Kachemak Bay Campus of UAA to assist with nursing students. Developed and wrote column "Heart of the Alaska Nurse" for the Alaska Nurses Association publication "Alaska Nurse" from 2010-2012. Current contributor to Alaska Professional Nurses Association column, "Nurses of the Greatland."
Writing a living history of Alaska Nursing.
Author of three children's books, three Alaskan mystery novels (currently writing 4th mystery novel), and wrote two modern Alaska Tales.
Frequent contributor to quarterly, "Alaska Women Speak."
Have written two children's books as fundraisers for Alaska non-profits.
Daughter of newspaperwoman who taught me to spell and would cringe to see how much I've forgotten. Married for 44 years to the man who inspires me.
I am a natural writer. As I breathe, I write.


  • Solo Flite (children's fiction), Publication Consultants, 2002 
  • Raven's Light (fiction/allegory, Publication Consultants, 2008 
  • Coho Waterboy (children's fiction), Publication Consultants, 2009
  • Gaston's Crows Nest (fiction), Publication Consultants, 2009 
  • Feather from a Stranger (fiction), Publication Consultant,s 2010 
  • Two Tickets and a Feather (fiction), Publication Consultants, 2011 
  • Driftfeather on the Alaska Seas (fiction), Publication Consultants, 2012
  • Slugs Forever! (children's fiction), Publication Consultants, 2013

Please contact me for readings and lectures.
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in Alaska fiction and occasional Alaska non-fiction.

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Listing last updated: September, 2013

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