I’m Lana Voynich, author of Alaskan Healing.
This website was created by and is maintained by me, and only me, unless one of the cats or dogs manages to log in while chewing on my computer.*
I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember. Knowing myself quite well, I’d wager I told stories before I could even write. In those stories my brother was always the troublemaker and I was the innocent tagalong. I am eternally grateful to my older brother for providing me so many opportunities to tell stories to my parents about my innocence.
A love of reading was instilled early by my parents and when I ran out of reading material in my childhood home, I started writing my own stories.
As an elementary school student, I even wrote a short story on the back of a tissue box while trapped in the car on a family road trip once. I can’t remember the entire story, but it involved my pet frog, Garfunkel, who had escaped his tank, stealing a car to go for a drive because he was upset with his roommate, Garfield.
I really should apologize to my high school English teachers. They’d give a serious writing assignment, like a childhood memory, and I’d use it as an opportunity to make up stories about my family. I was often referred to as creative by those teachers who didn’t want to come right out and call me a liar.
I write from my home office, overlooking a lake in Northern Wisconsin, when I’m not busy wrangling children, prying cats off the curtain rods, or playing the Revolving Door Game with my two large, slobbery dogs. (They think it’s a game, I think they’re trying to drive me insane.)
Come on in, make yourself at home and stay a while. Let me know if you have any questions. ;)
Thanks for visiting,
*I do think my pets are extremely cute, but not computer literate enough to update my website. Perhaps I should enroll them in some online classes so they can do the website while I spend more time writing books!