Atwood Cutting is the pen name used by pioneer memoirist, Kate Peters.
Graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Hawaii with a major in performing arts (1972), Kate Peters then journeyed to Alaska where she studied art and the Arctic.
In 1975 she joined a culinary crew in construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, eloped with a fellow worker, and began an Emerson-inspired adventure that developed into this epic odyssey.
After leaving Alaska in 1988, the retired pioneer ruminated for more than two decades before deciding to create an alter-ego entity to pen her memoir. As Atwood Cutting, Kate has now produced volumes one and two of the Alaskan trilogy.
As Atwood Cutting, Kate Peters hopes she has created a book that provides readers with enough description to experience the hardships of an arctic winter, without actually having to endure one.
Although for a long time Kate would have said that the jury went out and never came back; today—as aging dreamers—Kate and Tim whole-heartedly agree that reaching for the brass ring and following that dream was absolutely worthwhile. They’re glad they did it when they were young and strong, as it required a lot of physical labor.
Today, Kate shares her stories about their modern pioneering adventures as homesteaders on America’s Last Frontier—juat before there were cellphones.
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