Nick Jans is a well-known and prolific writer from Alaska. He's written many books, including A Place Beyond, and hundreds of magazine articles, as well as contributing to many anthologies. He's also a contributing editor to Alaska Magazine and a member of USA Today's board of editorial contributors. Poetry, short fiction, literary essays, natural history, outdoor adventure, fishing, and political commentary are among his many genres. Several writing honors have been bestowed upon him, including a Rasmuson Foundation artist grant. He and his wife, Sherrie, currently reside in Juneau and travel extensively around Alaska. He returns to Ambler, the arctic Inupiaq Inuit village where he lived for 20 years and still calls home, every year.