Winoya Thibeault | Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey

Unscripted reality TV star Winoya Thibeault joins us for an in-person discussion about her debut memoir, Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey. This event is open to the public and will take place at The King's English Bookshop.

Thibeault is the first woman to win The History Channel's extreme survival series Alone(R). Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey recounts the events leading up to her being crowned champion, both on and off-screen.

Seating is limited! Reserve your spot on Eventbrite here. You may purchase a book with your ticket, or separately through the King’s English. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy from The King's English.

Pre-order your signed copy of Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. If you cannot make this event, signed copies of Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey may be ordered from our website.

About the book:

Woniya Thibeault wasn't looking for an adventure of such magnitude, but when the opportunity to participate in Alone(R) Season 6 fell into her lap, she couldn't say no. Never Alone is the story of that journey.

 Dropped into the Arctic wilderness-solo-as winter descended, Woniya intended not only to survive, but to thrive. With only a few tools and meager resources, she would need her survival skills, quick wits, and whole heart to make it through.

The skids scraped against the hard granite as the helicopter settled onto the barren peninsula. My fingers were shaking so badly from the adrenaline, it was hard to unbuckle my chest straps. Then, with one step down the ladder, I left the modern world and the rest of humanity behind.

I expected the land to be harsh and unforgiving, but I didn't expect that it would be so breathtaking.

Nor that I would fall instantly in love with it.

The northern wilderness kicked my butt repeatedly throughout the next three months, but each time it picked me back up, staggered me with its beauty, and showed me again how truly resilient I am.

My Arctic adventure could easily have been a grueling struggle, but by putting my trust in myself and the land, it instead became a beautiful journey to a deeper sense of connection and belonging.

In her memoir Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey, Woniya shares how months of starving by herself in the Arctic wilderness brought more healing than suffering, and led to a deep sense of belonging and peace. Her story affirms the incredible strength of the human spirit and shows us that strength comes in many surprising forms. Never Alone's message is one of inspiration and learning to trust in ourselves and the land around us; embracing the wild and being wholly and beautifully human, flaws and all.

Never Alone will take you on an Arctic journey through challenges and triumphs, joys and heartbreaks, and leave you inspired and wanting more.

Event date: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Never Alone: A Solo Arctic Survival Journey By Woniya Dawn Thibeault, Gregg Segal (Photographer), Nathan B. Peltier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Woniya Dawn Thibeault, Gregg Segal (Photographer), Nathan B. Peltier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781960303011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timeless Ways - June 13th, 2023