About Dana

Dana Stabenow 2019 Headshot
That is Eva’s House at Storyknife over my right shoulder.




Baror International, Inc.
New York, NY

Signed books:

If you would like a signed copy of a book, please call the Homer Bookstore at (907) 235-7496. Give them your credit card number and they will call me to come down and sign the book. They ship.

Questions, comments

If you have questions or comments for me personally, please post to a page here on stabenow.com or on my author page on Facebook. Or join the Danamaniacs on Facebook, and yes, I really do check in there often.


I was born in Anchorage and raised on a fish tender in southcentral Alaska, and I knew there had to be a warmer, dryer job out there somewhere.


BA in Journalism, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1973
MFA in Creative Writing, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1985


1993 Edgar Award for A Cold Day for Murder
1999 Best Female Sleuth Series, Romantic Times
2001 Woman of Achievement, YWCA Alaska
2003 Woman of Distinction, Anchorage Soroptimists
2004 CLIA, Alaska Center for the Book
2007 Woman of Distinction, South Peninsula Haven House
2007 Meeting Champion (with Dee Ford), Alaska Convention and Visitors Bureau
2007 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities, Individual Artist
2010 Alumni Award of Distinction, UAA Alumni Association
2012 Nero Award for Though Not Dead, The Nero Wolfe Society
2017 Guest of Honor, Left Coast Crime 2017
2017 Artist of the Year, Homer Council on the Arts

Below please find a little video I had made the year Whisper to the Blood came out.

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