Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Kate Troll, an Alaskan writer, came onto Capital Chat to discuss her memoir "All In Due Time".
The book signing event will take place on June 2, June's First Friday. Troll will sign books from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hearthside Books and Toys.
"It's a discovery story about how I was looking for a possible half sibling and I found two full siblings. Total surprise. This journey took about a year and a half. You know, it was not a linear journey if you will, there were lots of twists and turns," she shared. "It was a type of story that just unfolded and just as a writer, when a good story comes your way you recognize it. The subtitle is 'A Memoir of Siblings, Geneology, Secrets, and Love.'"
Troll gave further insight into the memoir.
"One thing I'd like to make sure the readers or the listeners recognize when I wrote this, is it's not just a discovery journey. There are key points, and twists and turns in the story that allow me to reflect on current social events," she said. "Like how much of our political ideology comes from genetics. You know, that's an interesting topic. So I looked at the topic of birth order and how that affects one's personality. One of the interesting things was I found a historical account of homes for unwed mothers, the one that my mother ended up going to that I didn't know about. That provides a unique glimpse into how far women have come in the last seventy years."
Artist Rick Pruett will also be hosting a showcase of his woodworking at Hearthside for First Friday and Troll's daughter will play live music.
"My daughter, Erin Heist is going to be playing music. She has a CD out of original songs. In fact, most people nowadays know me as Erin's mom. For my book, if you want copies, they'll be available at Hearthside. They are also on Amazon, but support your local bookstore," Troll added.
Troll is an author, op-ed columnist, wilderness adventurer, and speaker on conservation and climate issues.
Her opinion pieces have been published in the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, and the Nation.
For three years she was a regular columnist for Alaska’s only statewide paper.
In 2017, Troll published a creative nonfiction book that combined wilderness adventure stories with lessons and insights about sustainability and climate change.
Her book, The Great Unconformity, Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World, led to her being invited as faculty at the Chuckanut Writer’s Conference in Bellingham, Washington.