John D.Nesbitt lives in the plains country of Wyoming, where he is Professor of English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College. He writes western, contemporary, mystery, and retro/noir fiction as well as nonfiction, poetry, and song lyrics. He has had more than forty books published. John has won many awards for his work, including three awards from the Wyoming State Historical Society (for fiction), two awards from Wyoming Writers for encouragement of other writers and service to the organization, two Wyoming Arts Council literary fellowships (one for fiction, one for non- fiction), three Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Finalist awards, five Will Rogers Medallion awards, and four Spur awards from Western Writers of America.