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Jim Misko, award-winning author, teacher, journalist, and real estate entrepreneur, has written eleven books.  He often addresses writing conferences and conducts writer workshops though out the United States.


Born and raised in Ord, Nebraska, his mother taught him, at age five, to swim in the North Loup River. He came to respect and love the river. As a youth, he wandered its shores. Summers were for hunting frogs, turtles, and swimming; winter was for trapping, casting paw prints in the snow and tanning rabbit hides.


Jim graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and at one time or another made his living as an oil field roughneck, mink rancher, forest service lookout, YMCA Youth Secretary, truck driver, logger, lumber mill hand, journalist, teacher and real estate broker.


Entranced by the tales of Mountain Men, he quickly became skilled in travel by canoe and horseback. At the end of a summer’s work in Montana, he canoed 350 miles down the Columbia River to return to college. He and his family raised horses and canoed the waters of rivers and lakes in the Northwest and Alaska. 


Jim and his wife moved to Alaska in 1974 where they reside in the summer and California in the winter.

Jim likes to meet his readers one at a time at his many planned book signings throughout the country.

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