Nick Jans is one of Alaska's most recognized and prolific writers. A contributing editor to "Alaska" magazine with his long-running column, "On the Edge," and a member of the USA Today's board of editorial contributors, he's written name books and hundreds of magazine articles. Jans has also been the recipient of numerous writing awards, most recently two Ben Franklin medals (2007 and 2008). He currently lives in Juneau with his wife, Sherrie, and travels widely in Alaska. He returns each year to Ambler, the arctic Inupiaq village he still calls "home."
What has always impressed me about Jans' writing is his modesty and ability to describe scenes aptly without exaggeration...Jans can write about wolves and caribou and ice mostly engagingly, but he is at his best telling of himself and his friends. --- Bill Hunt, We Alaskans