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Author Erik Storey Straley's bestselling novels include: The Woman Who Married a Bear (1993 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel), The Curious Eat Themselves, The Music of What Happens (Spotted Owl Award for the best Northwest mystery of the year from the Friends of Mystery, Portland, Oregon), Death and the Language of Happiness, The Angels Will Not Care, and Cold Water Burning (nominated for best novel of the year by the Private Eye Writers of America). His paperbacks were published by SOHO Press and Bantam Books of New York.

His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Connotations, The Seattle Times, and New World Order, Runes, Wabash Magazine, and The Sonora Review. Essays and short stories have appeared in the anthologies: Men to Boys, Mysterious North, Powers of Detection, Connotations, The Book of Tongass, and These United States: Leading American Writers on Their State in the Union. His work has been featured on Fresh Air and CBS Sunday Morning.

John has taught students of all ages in a variety of locations from preschool in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City to UAS and the Island Institute in Sitka. He currently works as a public defender and in the past as a criminal investigator, U.S. Forest Service foreman, farrier, and mountain guide. In Alaska, John has been involved in oral history and storytelling, radio production and biological research projects.

John was born in Redwood City, California. He is married to Janice Morrison Straley, a marine biologist. They have lived in Sitka, Alaska since 1977 and have one son, Finn McHattie Straley.

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Curious Eat Themselves, The | Straley, John | Signed First Edition Book Straley, John | Curious Eat Themselves, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1993 NY: Soho  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Music of What Happens, The | Straley, John | Signed First Edition Book Straley, John | Music of What Happens, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Bantam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Death and the Language of Happiness | Straley, John | Signed First Edition Book Straley, John | Death and the Language of Happiness | Signed First Edition Copy

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Cold Storage, Alaska | Straley, John | Signed First Edition Book Straley, John | Cold Storage, Alaska | Signed First Edition Copy

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Woman Who Married a Bear, The | Straley, John | Signed First Edition UK Book Straley, John | Woman Who Married a Bear, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  1995 LON: Gollancz  First UK edition, first printing, mint/new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: Soho Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author signed bookplate on FFEP.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.  Shamas Award Winner for Best First Novel!

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Angels Will Not Care, The | Straley, John | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Straley, John | Angels Will Not Care, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Bantam   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Music of What Happens, The | Straley, John | First Edition Book Straley, John | Music of What Happens, The | First Edition Copy

1996 NY: Bantam  First  edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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