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Michael Hankins’ New Book, ‘Everyone Knows Tootsie,’ is a Heartwarming Memoir Taken From the Account of a Famous Yet Mysterious Woman Named ‘Tootsie’


Recent release ‘Everyone Knows Tootsie’ from Covenant Books author Michael Hankins is an original and sympathetic penned reminiscence of an African Alaskan pioneer woman Mattie Crosby, mostly known as Tootsie.

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updated: Apr 27, 2021


Michael Hankins, an adventurer, explorer, and loyal follower of God, has completed his new book, “Everyone Knows Tootsie”: an exclusive chronicle recounting the journey of Mattie “Tootsie” Crosby. She is hailed as a local legend in Iditarod and Flat, Alaska.

Michael writes, “Mattie ‘Tootsie’ Crosby arrived in Alaska at a time when African American women were viewed as a mere novelty by white people and brown-skinned Natives alike. It was not an easy task living among burly trappers, unsavory miners, and con artists galore. She more than held her own with the odds of survival practically nil. Eventually writing a book about her exploits, the hand-penned memoirs of Everyone Knows Tootsie were unfortunately misplaced and lost to the ages. Only through a miracle of God did author Michael Hankins accidentally stumble across several letters Mrs. Crosby wrote to a California newspaper. These time capsules of faded ink paint a vivid picture of her life in the Last Frontier.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Michael Hankins’ new book is a compelling and delightful collection of forty letters born from the original thoughts and dreams Tootsie had.

Readers can purchase “Everyone Knows Tootsie” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

Source: Covenant Books





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