If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name;
Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs
Heather Lende is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name about life in Haines, Alaska through her work as the local obituary writer, and Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs (both Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) a memoir of faith, family, and community. She has also written family and life columns for the Anchorage Daily News and Woman’s Day Magazine as well as contributed to NPR, Country Living, National Geographic Traveler, the Christian Science Monitor, the World, Sunset Magazine and more. She has a BA in History from Middlebury College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Heather is working on a book of essays called Finding the Good, and a novel. She blogs at Heatherlende.com and for the Alaska Dispatch. Heather is married to Chip Lende and they live in Haines where she now has four granddaughters.