Some popular novels from Dana Stabenow include volumes in her "Kate Shugak," "Liam Campbell" and "Star Svensdotter" series. The "Kate Shugak" series includes 20 books, starting with "A Cold Day for Murder," and culminating in "Bad Blood." The Liam Campbell Series" begins with "Fire and Ice" and ends with "Better to Rest." Stabenow also published the "Silk and Song" trilogy, which includes "Everything Under the Heavens," "By the Shores of the Middle Sea" and "The Land Beyond."
Stabenow's "Star Svensdotter" series also includes three titles "Second Star," "A Handful of Stars" and "Red Planet Run." In addition, the author has published two non-series books: "Blindfold Game" and "Prepared for Rage" as well as several short stories, including "The Collected Short Stories," "The Mysterious West" and "Wild Crimes."
Stabenow grew up on a fishing boat in the Gulf of Alaska, and she got her start writing as a child when she wrote about children who lived a life different than her own. She attended the University of Alaska and received her bachelor of arts in journalism degree in 1973. She began writing seriously at the age of 30, enrolling in the University of Alaska's MFA program and graduating in 1985. She published her first book "Second Star" shortly thereafter and won her first award, an Edgar, in 1993 for her first novel in the Kate Shugak series, "A Cold Day for Murder."