Blog Author Patricia Erikson
When I’m not writing or chasing down Peaks Island authors and their doings, I’m either keeping up with my full-time job as Director of Marketing & Communications for Thornton Academy or consulting for museums, public schools, and other non-profit organizations. Whether it’s writing fiction or non-fiction, or rustling around in the archives, what I love to do is recover hidden stories in the past and present. When I need a break from that, I’m either motoring around the coves of Casco Bay, running island trails, or swooshing down Maine’s ski slopes seeking a rush of Arctic air.
You can explore some of my writing online:
A Streetcar Named Narcissus (Portland Magazine Summerguide 2014)
Homemaking, Snowbabies, and the Search for the North Pole (in “North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration,” Lightning Rod Press, American Philosophical Society).
Meet the Other Pearys (Portland Magazine, 2011)
Objects of Pain, Objects of Power (Columbia Magazine, 2011)
Josephine Diebitsch Peary, Journal Arctic, March 2009
Snow Queen: A Woman in Full, Portland Magazine, March 2009
Voices of a Thousand People: The Makah Cultural and Research Center (University of Nebraska Press book, 2001)
E-articles about Wabanaki Native American peoples of Maine
E-articles about the forced eviction of the mixed-heritage community on Malaga Island, Maine
E-articles about Maine’s ongoing connection to its own history in the Civil War