Author and journalist McKibben Jackinsky can trace her ancestry back to the founders of Ninilchik. She owns property there, passed down for generations. After reporting extensively on oil and gas exploration on the Kenai Peninsula, Jackinsky found herself at the center of the story when she received a letter offering to lease her property. Her new book delves into her family’s decision not to allow the exploration –and with a journalists eye she tells the stories of others faced with similar choices.
This June, Jackinsky’s book came out. It is titled Too Close to Home?: Living with
“drill, baby” on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
· On Saturday, Sept. 10, she will give a reading and presentation at Gulliver’s Books in Fairbanks at 1 o’clock.
· She’s back on the Peninsula at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m.
· She will present the book at the Alaska Historical Society Conference in Juneau Sept. 21-24.