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 [...]