Richard D. Bangs was born in Havre, Montana, raised on a farm fifteen miles from the Canadian border and graduated from Inverness High School. He attended Northern Montana College and earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Montana. He worked on newspapers for thirty years in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Australia. He is the author of Forsaken: Searching for God’s Fingerprints, Forgiven: Finding a Path Home and Forgotten: A Stepping Stone to the Stars. He lives in Littleton, Colorado, works for non-profits, writes and rides his bicycle.