Andromeda Romano-Lax

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General Information

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Name: Andromeda Romano-Lax

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1970 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: http:/





Illinois Connection

Romano-Lax was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before writing fiction. She is co-editor of an anthology, Travelers’ Tales Alaska. Her own work has appeared in travel anthologies and been published in a wide range of magazines and newspapers.

The co-founder of the nonprofit statewide literary organization, 49 Alaska Writing Center, Romano-Lax now teaches for the Center. She also teaches fiction in the University of Alaska Anchorage low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program, in Antioch University's Inspiration to Publication program, and as a freelance book coach. Currently, she divides her time between Alaska, Mexico and Asia.

Published Works

  • Sea Kayaking in Baja, Wilderness Press, 1993
  • Walking Southest Alaska: Scenic Walks and Easy Hikes for Inside Passage Travelers, Wilderness Press, 1997
  • How to Rest a Public Cabin in Southcentral Alaska: Access and Adventure for Hikers, Kayakers, Anglers, and More, Wilderness Press, 1999
  • Adventure Kayaking: Baja, Wilderness Press, 2001
  • Alaska's Kenai Peninsula: A Traveler's Guide, Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
  • Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition along Baja's Desert Coast, Sasquatch Books, 2002
  • Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska National History Association, 2004
  • Chugach National Forest: Legacy of Land, Sea and Sky, Alaska National History Association, 2007
  • The Spanish Bow, Harcourt, 2007
  • Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska Geographic Association, 2008
  • The Detour, Soho Press, 2012
  • Behave, Soho Press, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Adventure Kayaking: Baja

ISBN: 0899972470
Release Date: 2001-02

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Alaska's Kenai Peninsula: A Traveler's Guide

ISBN: 0882405276
Release Date: 2001-05

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Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast

ISBN: 1570612552
Release Date: 2002-08-09

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Kenai Fjords National Park

ISBN: 093093153X
Release Date: 2004-11

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Chugach National Forest: Legacy of Land, Sea, and Sky

ISBN: 0930931653
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The Spanish Bow

ISBN: 0156034093
Release Date: 2008-09-08

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The Detour

ISBN: 1616950498
Release Date: 2012-02-14

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ISBN: 1616956534
Release Date: 2016-03-01

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Literary Awards

Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast

  • Aububon Editor's Choice

Spanish Bow

  • New York Times Editors’ Choice, 2007
  • BookSense Pick and Highlight, 2007
  • Library Journal Starred Review and Best Books of the Year List, 2007


  • Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
  • Indie Next Pick

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Andromeda Romano-Lax on WorldCat


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