Richard S.Wheeler has written over fifty novels, including Snowbound, Eclipse, and the Skye's West series, and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.
He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.
"No one does it better than Wheeler... an extraordinary writer." --The Round-Up Quarterly
"Wheeler has done for the western story what C. S. Forester did for the sea story. Skye is the Horatio Hornblower of the Rockies." --Rocky Mountain News