Jeff Brady has been involved in all things involving the written word in Skagway since 1978, when he started publishing The Skagway News. In the mid-1980s he also established the town’s bookstore, Skaguay News Depot & Books, and a small press, Lynn Canal Publishing. In 2013, Brady finished his tome Skagway: City of the New Century, a 486-page historical reader with many articles written by himself. Brady has a degree in American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also reached the Honors in Creative Writing program, but gave up on a novel to start that newspaper in Alaska. He and his wife Dorothy are developing the Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat on beautiful West Creek in Dyea. Alderworks will have its first summer residencies in 2016 (see alderworksalaska.com). Jeff sold the newspaper in 2015 and is looking forward to settling in at Alderworks in wintertime and get back to writing that novel and some cabin poetry.