Velma Wallis is one in a family of thirteen children, all born in the vast fur-trapping country of Fort Yukon, Alaska, and raised with traditional Athabascan values. A writer and avid reader, she lives in Fairbanks.
"A beautiful and moving book. Velma Wallis's writing is as lean and
muscular, as full of unexpected bounties, as the far north, and
readers are sure to be delighted with Two Old
"Full of adventure, suspense, and obstacles overcome--an octogenarian version of 'Thelma and Louise' triumphant."--Kirkus Reviews
"Two Old Women speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, and wisdom."--Ursula K. Le Guin