shorefast: (n) the line and mooring used to attach a fish trap to the shore
Shorefast Editions is an independent press based in Juneau, Alaska.
Katrina is a lifelong Alaskan and her roots in the state run from Tenakee Springs to Teller. She was born and raised in Juneau, her grandfather was a Fish & Wildlife Officer in the 1940s based out of Fairbanks, and her great-grandfather was a member of the Territorial Legislature representing Nome. She has decades of experience in Alaska’s literary arts, as a bookseller, author events coordinator, and publicist, as well as serving on boards and committees including the Literacy Council of Alaska, the Storyknife Advisory Council, and the 49 Writers Board of Directors. Currently, Katrina serves as the Publications Chair for the Gastineau Channel Historical Society, a volunteer for the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition, and is an organizing faculty member and sponsor of the North Words Writers Symposium.
Katrina is also the owner/publisher of Shorefast Editions, an independent Alaskan literary press, the owner of Taku Graphics, an art and book distribution company, and owner of Store at the APK (located in the Alaska State Museum). She lives and works in Juneau, Alaska.
Colleen Mondor met Katrina almost twenty years ago, where she was a fellow bookseller and graduate student at the University of Alaska, where she earned a degree in Northern Studies. Colleen is the author of The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska, which was a 2012 NPR Summer Pick by Nancy Pearl. A reviewer for the ALA’s Booklist and the Los Angeles Review of Books, she is also an aviation reporter for the state's largest newspaper, Alaska Dispatch News. Colleen has been writing about and researching polar exploration and its literature for more than a decade. She owns an aircraft leasing company with her husband, a longtime Alaskan pilot, that is based in Two Rivers, Alaska. As co-founder of Shorefast Editions, Colleen is now a contributing writer and editor. You can follow her on twitter via @chasingray.
Sarah was born and raised in Juneau. She is a museum exhibition specialist and author. Through her work with museums across Alaska she assesses artifact collections and participates in public meetings to help communities choose those objects which best support the story they wish to tell. This unique combination of historical and social research has allowed Sarah to bring a fresh perspective to projects at destinations as varied as the Baranov Museum in Kodiak, the Berengia Center in Nome and the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. Her publications include the children's titles Have You Ever Seen a Smack of Jelly Fish? and I Would Tuck You In. You can find her online at: ExhibitAk.com, smackofjellyfish.com, alaskarobotics.com, and lrcd.com. She is the Shorefast book designer and graphic artist. Sarah makes her home in Juneau, Alaska.