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Local author talks books at Carnegie Library


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author JOHN R. SWIFT engages with people at the Ironwood Carnegie Library Thursday afternoon. Swift has written novels set in the local area with his main protagonist, Sheriff Gogebic. Swift said he studies the "masters" to learn how they write, so he can better write for his own audience.


IRONWOOD - John R. Swift, - chronicler of the fictional accounts of Sheriff Gogebic - visited the Ironwood Carnegie Library Thursday to discuss his latest Sheriff Gogebic novel, which takes place in the area. Swift and his wife Mary live in Mercer during the non-winter months and his main protagonist, Sheriff Gogebic, works the local beat that would be familiar to the people living here.

Swift said he and Mary settled on the Mercer area because it is close geologically and weather wise to his native upstate New York, with its Adirondack mountain...

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