John L. Smith

John L. Smith

Native Nevadan John L. Smith is a longtime journalist and the author of more than a dozen books. He has won many state, regional, and national awards for his writing and was inducted into the Nevada Press Association Hall of Fame in 2016, the same year that saw him honored with the James Foley/Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism, the Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Award, and the Ancil Payne Award from the University of Oregon. He freelances for a variety of publications, including The Nevada Independent. The father of a grown daughter, Amelia, he is married to the writer Sally Denton and makes his home in Boulder City, Nevada. 

 

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Keystone Canyon Press Books

     Snowshoe Thompson: Sierra Mailman                    

Other Books

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Appearances

John is available for presentations, conferences, campus and school visits featuring the Fields of Silver and Gold series. 

Presentation Topics

  • Author visit and book signing
  • How Does History Impact Current Events: With debates over critical race theory and social justice curriculum dominating the news cycles, what should parents and teachers look for in books their kids read that will teach them to think critically about history? Award-winning journalist and author John L. Smith talks about the importance of the use of primary sources in his books for children and adults and how readers can use books to expand their understanding of today’s issues.

To request an appearance, contact Alissa Booth at alissa@keystoncanyon.com or 717.455.7098. Looking for something different? Let's talk!

To request an appearance, contact Alissa Booth at alissa@keystoncanyon.com or 717.455.7098. Looking for something different? Let's talk!

To request an appearance, contact Alissa Booth at alissa@keystoncanyon.com or 717.455.7098. Looking for something different? Let's talk!

To request an appearance, contact Alissa Booth at alissa@keystoncanyon.com or 717.455.7098. Looking for something different? Let's talk!