John Akers was born in West Virginia and grew up in the small community of Ronda, on Cabin Creek. He spent his youth roaming the ‘hills and hollers’ near his home.
An avid outdoorsman from an early age, John has driven through all of the lower forty-eight and most of Canada and Alaska, hiking, hunting, fishing, and exploring the diverse mountains and valleys. His desire to travel these trails alone has helped inspire his first novel, West of the Midnight Sun.
John, now enjoying retirement, lives in Charleston, West Virginia, along with his wife, Lynn, collecting antique bottles, artifacts and tinkering in his shop. He still finds time to roam the ‘hills and hollers’ that claimed his heart.
West of the Midnight Sun
by John Akers
Published: April 26, 2017
An unfortunate accident has left Jacob Arrowood, lost and alone in what he first assumes is the Alaskan wilderness. Just a few days earlier, he had felt like the luckiest man alive, living the number one item on his bucket list, a dream come true that quickly changed into a nightmare.
He knows people have to be looking for him, but knows now that they will be searching in the wrong location.
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