Featured Video Play Icon

Jun '14 | Bay Area Copywriter Ghostwrites as her Father

Didn’t Make it to Alaska This Summer, Don’t Get Your Panties in a Bunch Boys…

How could I not be passionate about Talaheim Lodge? I spent the first eighteen years of my life there, and from that experience birthed at least two memoirs.

My River Stories is a coming of age memoir about the adventures of an Alaskan family as they homestead on an acre of wild in hopes to create their own business, told through the eyes of a young girl whose only dream was to escape her dishwashing duties and rugged Alaskan surroundings for a career in Hollywood. Exploring themes of courage, escape, loss of innocence, loneliness and survival, My River Stories weaves a universal tale relatable to any girl who ever dreamt of a life larger than the one her parents lay before her.

Spawned Out is a story of a thirty-year-old Hollywood hopeful and proud member of the Sex and the City era, who bounces between New York City and Los Angeles, until her mother’s death forces her to reunite with her eccentric Dad and return to their childhood home in the wilderness of Alaska, a journey that ultimately has her reevaluating her own path, and redefining her meaning of home.

Writing in the voice of my father comes so naturally it’s as if I’m tying my shoe. Convince Your Wife that a Fishing Trip in Alaska is Romantic – sure I can do that. Report weekly fishing updates in an attempt to increase our social media presence, sure thing. Streaming Live From the Streams of Alaska prompted more than 200 new likes on Talaheim’s Facebook page.

Determining voice is the first aspect to writing. Whether that be your own voice, the voice of your clients, or that of your father–as a Bay Area copywriter, focusing on voice is my job.

Writing for Talaheim Lodge continues to be one of my favorite gigs, not only because it’s a place that’s near and dear to my heart, but when else is it appropriate to address your audience by saying: “Don’t get your panties in a bunch boys!”

Check out Talaheim Lodge’s initial blog post that was circulated to Talaheim’s mailing list with the help of Constant Contact, as well as on their social media feeds and the feeds of other Facebookers with the help of Google Ads. Then LIKE TALAHEIM to stay up to date on all the latest fishing news.


Categorized under:


K'Dee Miller is the founder and resident producer and writer of Patina Pictures.

Her feature films have premiered at Sundance Film Festival, AFI Fest, Newport Beach Film Festival, among others. Her corporate video clients span from technology companies such as DocuSign, CrowdFlower, and Shapeways, to nonprofits, like the Bay Area's women's advocacy organization, Watermark.

She's studied her industry from every angle, receiving production training from The Juilliard School, an MFA of Writing from University of San Francisco, and a BFA of Acting from Marymount Manhattan College.

She is currently in the process of writing two memoirs about growing up in the wilderness of Alaska.

Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn