A lifelong Texan,
has been a professional writer for more than 30 years. In that time, he has authored several hundred novels and short stories in numerous genres. Best known for his Westerns, historical novels, and war novels, he is also the author of two mystery novels that have achieved cult followings,
. Writing under his own name and various pseudonyms, his novels have garnered praise from
, and the
Los Angeles Times
, as well as appearing on
New York Times
bestseller lists. He lives in a small town in Texas with his wife, award-winning author Livia J. Washburn.