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John Smelcer: A Great Alaskan Writer

Posted by Paul Greci at 11/17/2014


I can’t really do John Smelcer justice in a short blog post. He’s authored over forty-five books, has degrees in archeology, linguistics, literature and education, is the last surviving reader and writer of the Alaskan Native Language, Ahtna, and has won numerous awards for his writing. 448 more words

Cry, Cry, and Try Again by John Smelcer

No one likes rejection. It’s ego-bruising if not ego-crushing.

I remember when Clancy Cooper broke up with me to go out with a senior who had a moustache and a Trans Am (Stupid… 921 more words

North American Review

Edge of Nowhere – “Coming to Terms”


by John Smelcer

Print Length: 154 pages

Publisher: Leapfrog Press

Price $8.99

Buy now from Amazon. Click:  Edge of Nowhere

The writing improves—less adverb, adjective over-filled sentences as the writer/reader gets into the real story. 275 more words