Shannon Huffman Polson
Shannon Huffman Polson’s first book is North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey, a memoir that follows her from a concert hall in Seattle (she sings with the group Pro Musica) to the remote wilderness of Alaska. She sets out to trace the river route her parents took on an adventure trip and to visit the site where they were killed by a grizzly bear. It’s a search for healing, navigated by faith. Polson is a regular contributor to Patheos, and her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, High Country News, Alaska and Seattle Magazines, among others. Before turning to writing full time she worked in corporate marketing and management, and before that she served for eight years as an Apache attack helicopter pilot in the Army. She’s climbed mountains around the world, including Denali and Kilimanjaro. In September 2009 Polson was awarded the Trailblazer Woman of Valor award from Washington state senator Maria Cantwell.
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