Cribbage is one of the world’s most beloved card games. This blog highlights some of the most unique and bizarre aspects of the game, from the people and boards to its craft and culture, traditions and values. The blog accompanies a current book-in-progress titled Cribbageland: The People, Craft & Culture of a Curious Game. Where is Cribbageland? It’s everywhere the game is enjoyed, anyone who counts “15-2,” and much, much more.
Jordan Wiklund lives and writes in St. Paul, Minnesota. Currently scribbling through an MFA at Hamline University, he grew up in the frigid tundra of Duluth, MN, and harbors a fierce pride of his northern hometown. He made his way to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and will someday make his way back, answering the call of the Upper Iowa River Valley and the free peanuts at T-Bock’s.
Wiklund has, among other endeavors, tended bar, built houses, written freelance, and crafted Broker Price Opinions for a national realty company. He contends that curling is a full-contact sport and maintains a deplorable record in the American Cribbage Congress. Cribbageland is his first book. He’s been double skunked just once, but once is enough.
On the business side of things, Jordan is thrilled to be represented by the talented and wonderful Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary, St. Paul. She can be reached at Dawn[at]redsofalitary[dot]com or @RedSofaLiterary on Twitter.