Author: John Smistad

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John Smistad is a published author of short stories, poems, essays, and movie reviews. He lives and loves with his family and cat in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. He is the fiercely proud son of a native Norwegian dad. (He loves his mom, too.) You can follow him as on his blog at

The Girl from Oslo

John Smistad writes about The Girl from Oslo, a series on Netflix about a Norwegian girl and two of her friends who are kidnapped by terrorists.

Viking Wolf

John Smistad reviews Vikingulven (Viking Wolf), a horror story directed by Stig Svendsen in 2022 and now available to watch on Netflix.