Seward born DJ Blatchford is an Inupiaq who believes that good things happen "Just Like That!" the title of her first book, which includes native legends, poems, recipes, and English to Inupiaq Alphabet.
"Everything in my life that happens, happens just like that and with an exclamation point! God has been very good to me, and during the dry times when there was nobody there for me and I was alone, I have turned around and found God was there, just like that!" Says Blatchford, who was inspired to write the book by her husband, "When we were dating he asked me if there was something that I wanted to do that I had never done, something secret that no one else knew about. He has a gift of being able to pull those ideas out of people, but I told him I would only tell it to him if agreed to financially back the project. So Joel said he would be willing to do that and the book is here now because of the tremendous teamwork in getting it out," explained Blatchford.
DJ presented readings from her book last week at the Kenai Library. She says that by the time she reached 50 years of age, she had reached everything that she had ever set for herself as a goal in her life, "I had reached them all, so I had to set new ones, and they happened just like that!" The book is available at the log building at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Echo Lake Rd. known as Yukon Alaska Log Home Log Kits. It is also available at River City Books in Soldotna or at Barnes & Nobel on line.
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