A Rock Fell on the Moon

In January 2012, I got the ultimate deadline. I was diagnosed with ALS, a terminal neurological disease that quickly robs you of your ability to speak, eat, drink, write, and eventually to breathe. As a journalist and writer, I knew that if I was ever to tell my dad’s story of helping to steal 70 tons of super-rich silver ore in an infamous mine theft that shattered our family’s idyllic northern Canadian existence, it was then. The result is A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist. Buy the book and you can elect to help find a cure for ALS or to help conserve Yukon wilderness. – Alicia Priest, September 2014.