Chris Enss is an author, scriptwriter and comedienne who has written for television and film, and performed on cruise ships and on stage. She has worked with award-winning musicians, writers, directors, producers, and as a screenwriter for Tricor Entertainment, but her passion is for telling the stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West. Some of the most famous names in history, not to mention film and popular culture, populate her books. She's written or co-written more than two dozen books for TwoDot. And she's also a licensed private detective.
Sherry Monahan is the Past-President of Western Writers of America. She has her own column (Frontier Fare) in and is a contributing editor for True West magazine. Her other books include The Cowboy’s Cookbook,Mrs. Earp, and Frontier Fare.
A John Wilkes Booth family descendant, W.C. Jameson became interested in Booth when he was ten years old, when he was reprimanded by family members for bringing up the subject of the outlaw and told never to talk of him again. Jameson is also the award-winning author of 80 books and over 1,500 published articles and essays. He lives in Llano, Texas.
Samuel K. Dolan
Samuel K. Dolan is a documentary writer, director and Emmy Award winning Producer. Growing up in Northern Arizona, he got his start in film and television at age 13, riding horses in feature films and TV shows. Since 2004, he has produced dozens of programs for History Channel, Military Channel and National Geographic. He served as a series writer and story producer on History Channel’s “Battle 360” about WWII aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Dolan wrote episodes of a follow-up series “Patton 360” as well as numerous military and history themed programs for History Channel, Military and Discovery’s 3Net. In 2008, Dolan was the recipient of an Emmy Award for his work as producer on History Channel’s A Distant Shore: African-Americans of D-day. In 2010, Dolan helped developed a series for National Geographic called “Navajo Cops” and for two years he led a camera team on patrol with the Navajo Tribal police, writing four episodes of that seven-part series. He has also appeared as an on camera expert in numerous segments for the History Channel and more recently the Military Channel (now known as AHC). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 4-year old son.
Doug Hocking lives in southeast Arizona, where he has frequently visited the site of Forts Buchanan and Breckenridge, Cochise’s Stronghold, Johnny Ward’s Ranch, and Apache Pass seeing them through the eyes of historian, ethnographer and archaeologist.
Michael F. Blake
Michael F. Blake is the author of three books on silent film actor Lon Chaney (which served as the basis for a 2000 documentary for Turner Classic Movies cable channel), and two books on the Western film genre. He has also written several magazine and newspaper articles, as well as made numerous appearances on documentaries. He has worked in the Film and TV industry for the past 38 years as an Emmy-winning makeup artist. Additionally, he spent spent three years researching Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the Dakota Territory, which includes actual hikes and rides over the same land where he rode 132 years ago. Unlike other authors who have written about Roosevelt’s time in the saddle, he has real-world experience in herding cattle and crossing rivers on horseback.
History has always fascinated BILL MARKLEY leading to his participation in Dances with Wolves and four other films. Bill has written the novel Deadwood Dead Men, four Western nonfiction books including Old West Showdown with co-author Kellen Cutsforth, and articles for True West and Wild West magazines. A member of Western Writers of America, Bill writes WWA’s Roundup Magazine’s Wild Bill’s Wild West column. In 2015 Bill was sworn in as an honorary Dodge City Marshal. Bill and his wife, Liz, live in Pierre, South Dakota, where they have raised two grown children.
Kellen Cutsforth is the author of: Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers: An Englishman’s Journal of Adventure in America (TwoDot Publishers, 2015), Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Coloring Book (CreateSpace, 2017), and co-author of Old West Showdown: Two Authors Wrangle over the Truth about the Mythic Old West (TwoDot, 2018). He is also the ghostwriter of Arrow to the Heart: The Last Battle at the Little Bighorn: The Custer Battlefield Museum vs. The Federal Government (Post Hill Press, 2018). Since October 2018, Kellen has written a bimonthly column for Western Writers of America (WWA) Roundup magazine titled “Techno-Savvy” where he discusses new technology for authors. He has published over 30 articles featured in such publications as Wild West and True West magazines. Kellen is also an active member of the Western Writers of America (WWA) and is the social media manager for their Twitter account. Kellen is also a veteran speaker and presenter and has done multiple presentations for numerous history groups, libraries and genealogical organizations. Kellen is also a past president of the Denver Posse of Westerners history group.
A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, this former farm girl is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller. She lives in Walla Walla, Washington.
Julia Bricklin is the author of Polly Pry: The Woman Who Wrote the West (2018, TwoDot) and numerous articles for commercial and academic journals and magazines. In addition to serving as associate editor of California History, the publication of the California Historical Society, she is a professor of history at Glendale Community College. Bricklin’s interest in historical figures of the American West stems from her extensive collection of books, and from decades of watching spaghetti Westerns with her father. She lives in Studio City, California.