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Jerrod S. Smelker


Jerrod S. Smelker grew up in Ionia Michigan, a quaint small town smack dab in the middle of Michigan between Grand Rapids and the state capitol of Lansing. He has always loved history, creating and writing. He enjoys fine cigars and pipes, craft beers, coffee, Michigan road trips, travel, good food, get-togethers with friends and family, writing and creating in his woodshop. He currently lives in Grand Blanc Michigan with his wife Shana, kids Kylan, Sadrie and step-son Jake along with three cats. 


























“Casey” Short Story

“Lies in the Attic” Short Story

“Amusing Anecdotes from Book Camp” Short Story

“Vigilant in Today’s World: Volume 1” – Book


D&D Daily Thought Challenge “Humbleness”


United States Concealed Carry Association’s “Concealed Carry Magazine”

“Seeing Clearly”

“The Things I See”

“Safe Rooms”

“Family Safety and Security Plan”

“Rest Stops”


“RV’ers Guide to Safety and Security” - Booklet

“Home Security & Protection – Booklet

“Safe Rooms” – Booklet


USCCA’s “How to Protect Your Family from a Brutal Home Invasion” Contributing Author



Some of my favorite stories and books

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

More to come...