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Kenai Conversation: Soldotna author on his first book, 'Compass Lines'


Soldotna's John Messick is a writer and an English professor at Kenai Peninsula College.

Soon, he'll be a first-time author, too. Messick's debut book, Compass Lines, is coming out next spring with McCarthy-based Porphyry Press.

We spoke with John about craft, imposter syndrome and his time in the South Pole. Plus, two excerpts from the book.

Feb. 17, 2022 Kenai Conversation pt. 2

Sabine Poux is the news director at KDLL. Originally from New York, she's lived and reported in Argentina and Vermont, where she fell in love with local news. She covers all things central peninsula but is especially interested in stories related to energy and fishing. She'd love to hear your ideas at
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