Author Donna Parker on Writing, Fishing, & Her Advice on Managing the POCF Life

(I got both of these books in the mail at the same time. Seems fitting, don’t you think? )

The combination of a Partner of a Commercial Fisherman AND a writer pulls at my heartstrings for obvious reasons (I’m both.) And if you are interested in reading, the creative process, or what it’s like for a seasoned POCF, this episode is for you!

Donna’s book, DEATH IN DUTCH HARBOR, is a “whodunnit” crime mystery now available on Amazon. In this episode, we talk about:

  • the writing process and her time as a journalist turned commercial fisherman in Alaska
  • surviving a sinking vessel (really!)
  • and tips for POCFs that she found helpful during her husband’s career as a fisherman.

She also gives insights into how they made this lifestyle work through the unique way they supported each other’s careers and dreams.

Find out more about Donna and her book, Death in Dutch Harbor, at and get your copy at

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