John has more than four decades of experience covering Las Vegas, the West, organized crime, the gaming industry, and politics. He works in multiple genres, including investigative nonfiction, biography, history, fiction, and poetry. Married to the writer Sally Denton, he is the father of an adult daughter, Amelia, and the stepfather of three sons. He is based in Nevada and New Mexico.
STORIES OF REAL-LIFE HIGH ROLLERS, SHADY PLAYERS AND UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS
YOUNG ADULT — FIELDS OF SILVER AND GOLD SERIES
John L. Smith — Longtime Las Vegas newspaper columnist, Freelance Writer and Author
John's stories have appeared in a variety of publications and wire services, such as: The Daily Beast, Desert Companion, The Nevada Independent, The New York Daily News, Pasatiempo magazine, Readers Digest, Reuters, Ruralite, Searchlight New Mexico, and Time. He also gives weekly commentary on Nevada Public Radio station KNPR.
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