Madelin Zook


Madelin Zook was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the last in a roll call of six children. Until she was almost eight years old, Madelin’s family home was a boxcar. Her father, a lineman, made a living stringing electrical wire across the territory, which became a new state in 1959. Her mother was a homemaker.

As an adult, Madelin worked in a variety of office settings. At forty-three years old, she returned to college, obtaining an elementary education degree. When she realized the life of a teacher required constant vigilance, soothing hurt feelings, and breaking up fights, she opted for a less stressful environment. She entered the world of oil business (finding the requirements of big business and the elementary classroom very similar).

She has written humorous short stories over the years, but only recently published. Now retired, she devotes much of her time to this enjoyment.

Madelin currently lives in Alaska with her husband, Mike Zook.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
More short stories, but the new ones are mostly modern day rather than a look back at my childhood.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love John Grisham. He is a wonderful story teller. I’m impressed with novel writers and their ability to pen 300+ pages of words that captivate us. Nelson DeMille, with his manly-man style and humor is another favorite. Erma Bombeck made me laugh. And I am a fan of the positive thinking gurus of old: Ernest Holmes, Napoleon Hill, and Norman Vincent Peale.
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Where to find Madelin Zook online

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Alaska: The Last Frontier To The Outhouse And Beyond!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,440. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Growing up in Alaska, you can expect to experience wildlife. Growing up in the Northland amidst a family of eight is a wild life experience. Madelin Zook shares her hilarious tales, from early excursions to find the powder room to rib-tickling modern day adventures. These lighthearted short stories transport you to the far north and points beyond, always chuckling as you go.

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