It was interesting to see that my old master's thesis and several geological and geochemical reports that
I wrote all those years ago were on the UAF library shelves just around the corner from where the library hosted my Fairbanks
book signing. Coming home, indeed.
My last official book presentation/signing
of my five-week whirlwind tour is down in Healy. They couldn't fit me in when I was driving through there a few days ago,
so it's back on the road heading south, back down to the Alaska Range. Although l have meetings with people scheduled up until
May 7th when I return to England, the Healy reading and signing is my last public book event. How fitting that the last official
book event on the tour is in Healy which is about the closest town to Sugar Loaf, Jumbo Dome, and the Buzzard Creek Maars
-- the mountains I mapped that became such a big part of my personal history.
Although I have driven by the Healy turn-off many times, and have spent time at the Healy coal beds and up in the
mountains, I have never been to the town of Healy and don't really know what to expect.