Michael Zimmer is the author of nineteen novels, including The Poacher’s Daughter, winner of the prestigious Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. His work has been praised by Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and the Historical Novel Society. He is the winner of the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for his short story, The Medicine Robe. His novel, City of Rocks, was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Western for 2012, and both City of Rocks and The Poacher’s Daughter were finalists for the Spur Award. Born in Indiana, and raised there and in Colorado, Zimmer now resides in Utah with his wife, Vanessa, and their two dogs.