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Author Ernestine Hayes hosting writer's workshop this weekend


April 11, 2019

Ernestine Hayes

Ernestine Hayes said that she was raised as the only child of a single mother who was an avid reader. Growing up in Juneau in the '50s, she said, having her mother read to her was one of her main inspirations for becoming a writer.

"The best way to become a writer is to be a reader," she said.

Hayes and her mother moved to California when she was 15, according to Hayes' website, but when she was 40-years-old she "resolved to go home or die with my thoughts facing north." Her first book, "Blonde Indian," tells the story of her life growing up in Alaska, moving south, and her eventual return....

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