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                         I embrace Alaska and the challenges of living here.
ome things I've done:
*Acting in community plays
*Professional watercolor artist, represented by galleries around the State 
*Outdoor wilderness trip leader: canoeing, ice/rock climbing, survival skills 
*Net mender for my husband's salmon fishing business in Prince William Sound
*Bus driver-200 miles a day on mountainous Alaskan roads, now as a sub driver
*Preschool teacher
*Building log and frame homes with my husband
*Parenting two wonderful sons 

*We lived the first 25 years of our marriage in a log home we built on a lake. Without a                 road. Without public power and water. And we're still married! 

“This light whodunit is made especially charming with Althens’ spot-on narration. By differentiating pitch and tone and using regional accents for all ages and genders, she produces a cast of fully recognized and distinct, quirky characters. A steady pacing keeps listeners engaged during this rollicking, fun ride.”

                                      The Booklist Reader


Sometimes I drive bus for my husband’s business, Glacier View Transportation. We bring students  to a small local school, driving over mountainous roads, up to 200 miles a day. 


“Using a quiet, unassuming voice that channels Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s own unpretentious tones, narrator Suzie Althens delivers a pleasing performance of the story of Senator Warren’s life.”   

AudioFile magazine


"Althens uses distinctive voices, sometimes with accents that seem to belong to real people. She knows when to exercise restraint and when to unleash the power that makes this audiobook both scary and fun" 

AudioFile Magazine

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