Mike Doogan is a third generation Alaskan.He was born in Fairbanks and has lived in Anchorage since 1964. He is a graduate of West Anchorage High School and the University of San Francisco, and holds an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Mike has been a Teamster, a janitor, a baggage handler, a mailroom flunky, a writing teacher and a legislative aide, but worked for most of his adult life as a journalist and writer. For 14 years, he was a columnist for the Anchorage Daily News. He is the author of three books of nonsense about Alaska, and editor of a collection of essays on life there. He is currently writing mystery novels and serving in the Alaska House of Representatives.His mystery writing has won Mike the Robert L. Fish Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Spotted Owl Award from the Friends of Mystery. His first novel, Lost Angel, has been nominated for a Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America.
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