MATT BRAUN is a fourth generation Westerner, steeped in the tradition and lore of the frontier era. His books reflect a heritage rich with the truths of that bygone time. Raised among the Cherokee and Osage tribes, Braun learned their traditions and culture, and their philosophy became the foundation of his own beliefs. Like his ancestors, he has spent most of his life wandering the mountains and plains of the West. His heritage and his contribution to Western literature resulted in his appointment by the Governor of Oklahoma as a Territorial Marshal. Braun is the author of forty-seven novels and four nonfiction works, including "Black Fox," which was made into a CBS miniseries. Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Spur Award for his novel "The Kincaids" and the 2004 Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western Literature.
"A master storyteller."--Elmer Kelton "Matt Braun is head and shoulders above all the rest who would attempt to bring the gunmen of the Old West to life." --Terry C. Johnston, author of The Plainsmen series "Braun tackles the big men, the complex personalities of those brave few who were pivotal figures in the settling of an untamed frontier." -- Jory Sherman, author of Grass Kingdom "Matt Braun is one of the best!" -- Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series "Matt Braun has a genius for taking real characters out of the Old West and giving them flesh-and-blood immediacy." -- Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee "Braun blends historical fact and ingenious fiction...A top-drawer Western novelist!" -- Robert L. Gale, Western Biographer