How do I Become an Author? How do I Find a Publisher?


As the Publisher of Alpine Publications, I think back over the years about how we met our authors, many of them never before published, and how we decided to publish their book, I find the variety of stories totally amazing. Alpine Publications began with two authors self publishing two dog breed books and forming a […]

The Iditarod Sled Dog Race


The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race follows an historic gold miners’ supply trail through the Alaska Range, over the Kuskokwim Mountains, and along the frozen Yukon River toward Norton Sound on the forbidding Bering Sea. According to ITC archivist Nicki Nielsen, historically “Roadhouses lined the trail…located at intervals of about twenty miles, approximately a one […]

Trailing Versus Tracking Dogs: A Definition


There are purists in both tracking and trailing with exceptional backgrounds and knowledge in both respected fields. Be that as it may, I believe that police K-9 manhunts of the future will be ultimately based on training philosophies regarding trailing. Why might I take such a position? Simple—trailing is historically the much more effective method […]