Velma Wallis is one in a family of thirteen children, all born in the vast fur-trapping country of Fort Yukon, Alaska, and raised with traditional Athabascan values. A writer and avid reader, she lives in Fairbanks.
"Two Old Women speaks straight to the heart with clarity,
sweetness, and wisdom."--Ursula K. Le Guin
"A beautiful and moving book. Velma Wallis's writing is as lean and muscular, as full of unexpected bounties, as the far north, and readers are sure to be delighted with Two Old Women."--Washington Post