Northern Manuscripts

Life under the diamond air of the North

New Release: Scatter my Ashes

Remembering Mabel Brewster, an amazing lady as wild and true as Canada’s wilderness.

Release time: December 10th, 2019

Elisabeth Weigand

With Northern Manuscripts Elisabeth Weigand recounts her adventures in Canada’s True North.
Yukon River canoeing, remote cabin life and horse trips in the Yukon await you in her spellbinding memoirs.

Born and raised in Germany, she started travelling the world at an early age.
During these visits to many parts of this globe, she discovered Canada and decided in 1993 to make this wonderful country her future home.

Elisabeth moved right into the Yukon, the most north-western territory Canada’s.
She lives on a rural acreage with her horses and dog, only minutes away from the mighty Yukon River.


 Latest Release:

Scatter my Ashes in the Fields Up Top

Elisabeth Weigand’s heart-wrenching tribute to the life of Mabel Brewster (1935-2015), whom she met upon her immigration to Canada’s Yukon Territory in 1993.  This memoir is a stunning retelling of her life in the remote north that is at once spellbinding, light-hearted, beautiful, and heartbreaking, the reader is transported to the last untamed frontier—where nature reigns supreme and true friendship never dies.

This is a magnificent manuscript, radiating with beauty, passion, humour, and positive life energy.
A masterful accomplishment—well done.

Yukon Facts


Yukon is the smallest and westernmost of Canada’s three federal territories, with a population of 40,369 people (2019) and its capital Whitehorse lovingly called “The Wilderness City”.

At 5,959 m (19,551 ft), Yukon’s Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest on the North American continent. Most of the Yukon has a subarctic climate, characterized by long cold winters and brief warm summers. The Arctic Ocean coast has a tundra climate.

Notable rivers include the Yukon River, as well as the Pelly, Stewart, Peel, White, and Tatshenshini rivers.

Adventures in Canada's True North

Yukon Map



Win a Free Book

Follow me on my Journey to publishing the next memoir and win a free copy.

The decision was made at the end of last year. 2023 will be another Publishing Year.

Another colourful fragment of my life’s kaleidoscope will be transformed into another memoir. “Frozen Rivers”, the unconfirmed title.

After two years of ideas, mind mapping, writing, rewriting and revising, the final draft has gone to my publisher in February.

By fall the book should be on the market.

Until then, I invite you to follow me on my Journey: “From Draft to Launch”.

Each month I will describe the stages of this Journey. Ups and downs, rocky or smooth, forward or stalled. I will share each milestone of this Journey and celebrate the progress.

You can find these posts on this website under “Follow my Journey”or on my Facebook Page.

Once a month a challenge/question is added to the posts.

Everyone who likes to come along on this path gets the chance to win a free copy of this future book. Once it is on the market

Correct answers will get into a draw and the winner is announced the following month.

Come along and enjoy!

Frozen Rivers
Mukluks in snow