Robert W. Callis is a native of Galva, Illinois. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University in 1965 with a B.A degree, majoring in History and minoring in English. At Wesleyan he was a member of Signa Tau Delta literary society. He attended the College of Law at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. He is a retired commercial banker.
This is his ninth novel and his eighth in a series about Kit Andrews. The other seven in the series are Kemmerer, Hanging Rock, Buckskin Crossing, The Ghosts of Skeleton Canyon, the Night Hawk, Above the Timberline, and The Reunion.. Callis has also written a stand alone novel, The Horse Holder, a story set during the siege of Atlanta during the American Civil War.
He currently resides in the foothills outside Boulder, Colorado, where has lived since 1984.