One of Alaska’s most well-known writers is quitting his day job. John Straley has published nine novels, a book of poetry, and numerous essays. He's also been a criminal defense investigator for 31 years.
A network security breach at the North Pole has left Santa exposed -- literally. Retaliatory action against a certain Asian dictator is not planned at this time. "There is not enough coal on planet Earth," said the Jolly Old Elf. With the chief of Santa's IT Security, #blinky@blinky, and KCAW's Robert Woolsey.
Breaking news, features -- or just a few laughs. KCAW News won top honors in the 2014 Alaska Press Club Awards. Robert Woolsey, John and Finn Straley, and Rachel Waldholz brought home four 1st-place awards and one 2nd-place, including two "All Media" awards.
Alaskan mystery writer John Straley’s latest novel hits bookstore shelves today (Tue 2-4-14).Cold Storage, Alaska
is Straley’s eighth novel, and his first since 2008’s The Big Both Ways.
But Straley says he actually wrote “Cold Storage” before his last novel, and had put it in a drawer.
Sitka-based crime novelist John Straley shares insights into his latest work Cold Storage, Alaska, which will hit bookstores on February 4. Learn more about the novel on Straley's Facebook page.
Straley will sign copies in Sitka on Tue Feb 4 at Old Harbor Books.
Dropping by Sitka on a layover en route to Seoul, South Korea, Polar Chief of Staff J. Twinkle Rovington says Santa has traded toy trains and dolls for K-pop. And yes, Virginia, the Moon Base is real! Pull up a chair, light your favorite cigar, and savor the life of the one-percent north of the Arctic Circle.
Celebrity guest-hosts John Straley and Trish White explore the characteristics that make Sitka, Southeast, and Alaska great. With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.
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Norm Campbell, with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, discusses the next “Arts Conversation” with musician Ted Howard and writer John Straley. The event is scheduled for Wed Jan 25 at 7 PM in the … more
Andre Kropatkin, elf-megaphone for the Occupy North Pole! protest, explains how Santa (who has 99-percent of the body-size) undermines opposition through lavish distribution of his specialty hot chocolate -- with peppermint sticks! With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.
Novelist John Straley has been named to one of the most prestigious lists in the country – for poets. The National Poetry Foundation has included the Sitka author’s poem “every single day” in the anthology of pieces used by students in Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation competition. Straley's poem appears alongside work by Pound, Emerson, Browning, and others. Straley was nominated by Alaska's 2009 Poetry Out Loud state champion, Caitlin Woolsey.