Author Larry Kaniut
Larry Kaniut is a retired Anchorage high school English teacher who moved to Alaska from Oregon in 1966, shortly after marrying Pamela Timmons. Over the years, Larry Kaniut became a household name in Anchorage, Alaska, and around the nation thanks to his captivating books, beginning with his first bestseller, Alaska Bear Tales. Outdoor Life, Anchorage Times, Alaska Magazine, and Outdoor America featured his incredible stories. In addition, he has appeared on national TV and radio shows, such as Good Morning America.
Kaniut is not only a gifted and renowned author but also an accomplished artist and pilot, having built his plane himself.
Now for the rest of the Alaska story.
It was a surprise beyond my imagination when Larry Kaniut called me in response to a letter I had sent to him. “This is Larry Kaniut,” he said as I quickly took a seat, trying not to fall to the floor in shock. We became fast friends, bonded by our shared passion for storytelling. I had written to him, asking if he would consider endorsing my book. Three days later, he sent me pages of notes, which included the perfect blurb for my book. Larry’s endorsement has been a valuable asset in my journey as an author, and I am grateful for his generosity and friendship.
Today, our books sit together on the shelves of Alaska bookstores and airports, and I could not be more thrilled.
“A well-written and accurate description of the raw edge of Alaska… out there in the Bush… where few city ‘essentials’ exist… and there is NO reprieve. A phenomenal read with a goosebump ending.”
—Larry Kaniut’s endorsement of The Call of the Last Frontier
Review: Alaska Bear Tales
Larry Kaniut keeps you on the edge of your seat. I read his Alaska Bear Tales for the first time when I was a tenderfoot (a newbie) in Alaska. In a tiny Aleut village on the Bering Sea, I snuggled up on the couch, devouring his thrilling stories about bear attacks. Initially terrified of the Alaskan bears, Larry’s stories helped me understand bear behavior, why they attack, and how to avoid dangerous encounters. I LOVED all of Larry’s books. When I left Alaska twenty years later, I donated most of the books on my shelf to the local library but held onto all of the ones authored by Larry Kaniut.
Buy, Rate & Review Alaska Bear Tales and Other Books by Larry Kaniut
Amazon – (affiliate link) – available in Kindle eBook and paperback
Barnes and Noble – available in paperback
Goodreads – an excellent place for readers to collaborate
Bookbub – check out reviews and find book deals
Connect with Larry Kaniut
Kaniut.com – Larry Kaniut’s author page, order books, contact Larry
Facebook – Larry’s book page with his latest photos and drawings, and see what he’s up to in Alaska today
Instagram – See Larry’s fun illustrations, book covers, and photos
YouTube – Watch a short clip of Larry Kaniut talking about his first book
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