Story last updated at 12/9/2009 - 11:48 am
JUNEAU - The next installment of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's "Coffee & Collections" series will feature local author R. Phillip Ritter on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. His recently published lyrical novella, "The Heart of Abigail," is a historically accurate fictional tale of a young nurse who travels to Alaska in 1899 to work at St. Ann's Hospital during the height of the great gold mines.
"Although Heart of Abigail was made historically accurate to the best of my abilities, Abigail Sinclair is a fictional character and a complete product of my writer's imagination," Ritter said. "The first two chapters and the epilogue are non-fiction and mention Alexander Baranof, John Treadwell, French Pete, Bartlett L. Thane, etc., but the middle 13 chapters are a historically-accurate fictional story."
Ritter's will be discussing his research to create a historically accurate fictional story as well as writing tips and common grammatical mistakes. Heritage Coffee is providing coffee for the series.
For more information, visit www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum or call 586-3572.