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April 12, 2017

Author Meet and Greet with John Smolens

North Wind Books is proud to be hosting Upper Peninsula author John Smolens for a meet and greet and reading on Wednesday, April 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and will include short readings by Smolens at 4 and 5 p.m. Smolen has published 10 books, including his newest title, Wolf’s Mouth, which won the Michigan Notable Book Award, and Cold, which was officially reissued [...]

March 23, 2016

Question and Answer with U.P. author John Smolens

In early March FinnU Director of Grant Writing and Foundation Relations Terri Martin led a discussion with Campus Read 2016 author John Smolens about life as a writer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

How it all started: What inspired you to sit down and write your first book? Did you have a story to tell? Has the process changed for you since you first became a published author?

My first novel was Winter by Degrees, which came out in 1988. I’m distrustful [...]