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Inspiration, By Debbie Clarke Moderow. April 22, 2016

23.04.2016 in Dog Journeys

Last week I traveled to southern California to participate in the first part of an author exchange. Susan McBeth, the founder of Adventures By the Book ( and Alaskan Deb Vanasse coordinated this trial in which four Alaskan writers visited San Diego. In turn, we…

Our Time, by Debbie Clarke Moderow. Wednesday March 9, 2016

09.03.2016 in Dog Journeys

It was the perfect final stop for my cross-country book tour: Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont. I’d come of age skiing on nearby Stratton Mountain, and fly fishing the local waters of the Battenkill and Mettawee Rivers. Now, after promoting Fast Into the Night at…

Tight Lines, by Debbie Clarke Moderow. January 1, 2016.

01.01.2016 in Dog Journeys

There he was: standing alongside our wood-sided station wagon, dressed in his faded khakis and gabardine fishing shirt. Dad smiled and handed me my fly rod.   “See you two just after dark,” he said. “When you girls hear me honking the horn scramble up…

June 5, 2015. My Own Backyard, by Debbie Clarke Moderow

05.06.2015 in Dog Journeys

Denali Park. June 1, 2015.   When June comes to Denali Park, there are usually signs of winter everywhere. Southern facing slopes on the mountains may be turning green, but the north flanks of our valleys are often laden with snow. Walking our dogs in…

May 22, 2015. Starting Line, by Debbie Clarke Moderow

08.05.2015 in Dog Journeys

5…4…3…2…1…go! With those six simple words, my tail-wagging friends and I launch onto the dogsledding trail.  The proclamation “go!” means that miles of preparation  are complete. The countdown signifies the sweet release from anticipation’s hold. The instant my dog team and I take off, my…