Tim Sandlin is a novelist and screenwriter. His novels include Sex and Sunsets, Western Swing, Honey Don’t, Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty, Rowdy in Paris, and the GroVont Quartet, including his newest novel, Lydia. Movie credits include the Showtime original Floating Away, based on Sorrow Floats, and Skipped Parts, a TriMark film. He is also a contributor to the New York Times Book Review and has judged several writing competitions, including the Western States Book Awards.
Jeremy Schmidt is a writer and photographer of natural history and adventure travel, especially along the winding frontiers between the modern world and what’s left of the natural and indigenous. He is the author or co-author of more than fifteen books and hundreds of articles for magazines including Audubon, International Wildlife, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Natura (Italy), Panorama (Netherlands), Outside, GEO, and others. For twelve years he was the adventure columnist for Universal Press Syndicate.
Broughton Coburn graduated from Harvard College in 1973, and for two of the past four decades he has lived in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet and India, overseeing development and environmental conservation efforts for a variety of agencies. He has written or edited seven books, including two national bestsellers. In May of 2013, Crown published his most recent title, The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest, and in September of 2015, National Geographic Books re-released a new edition of Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, their second-biggest selling book of all time. He is Visiting Assistant Professor at Colorado College, and lives in Wilson, Wyoming.
Deborah Turrell Atkinson
Deborah Atkinson weaves the legends and folklore of Hawaii into suspense-filled contemporary crime fiction. Atkinson lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a member of Sisters in Crime, Authors Guild, and Mystery Writers of America. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, University of Iowa Writers’ Summer Workshop, and a recipient of the University of Hawaii’s Meryl Clark Award for Fiction. Her books include Primitive Secrets, which is the introduction to the Storm Kayama series, The Green Room, which was a Book Sense Notable pick, Fire Prayer, and Pleasing the Dead.
Shawn Klomparens is the author of the novels Jessica Z and Two Years, No Rain. He studied English literature and geological sciences at Ohio University before moving to Wyoming
Amy Kathleen Ryan
Amy Kathleen Ryan is the author of the young adult The Sky Chasers trilogy, which has been published in fifteen countries. The first book, Glow, was selected as a Best Book of 2011 by School Library Journal, and was optioned by Fox Films. She is also the author of Vibes, a quirky comedy about plus-sized love. She lives in Wyoming with her family.
With a graduate degree in journalism, Scott Schumaker‘s career began as a freelance writer for lifestyle and endurance sports magazines. An avid traveler, he found inspiration for Henry’s Big Star Adventure, his first book, while exploring Peru’s Amazon jungle and solo camping in Utah’s Canyonlands. When he is not writing or traveling, he is the managing partner of Bright Antenna Records and lives in Mill Valley, CA with his wife Tiffanie and their dogs, Dipsea and Dizzy.