Nick Jans' new book, "A Wolf Called Romeo," is his account of Romeo, a lone black wolf, and his six-year friendship with an Alaskan community. Jans talks about his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
Initially viewed with trepidation, Romeo returned again and again, earning the trust of the town's inhabitants and even their local dogs. Romeo arrived with an air of mystery and danger, but quickly became a beloved member of the town, playing fetch alongside household pets and napping with Jans in the sun.
Jans is an award-winning writer, photographer, and the author of numerous books. A longtime resident of Alaska, he has studied and photographed wolves for more than 30 years.
He is a contributing editor to Alaska magazine and has written for various publications, including Backpacker and the Christian Science Monitor.