C.M. Wendelboe lives and writes in Cheyenne, WY. He entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam war was winding down. In the 1970s he worked in South Dakota towns bordering three Indian reservations.
He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, and found his niche, where he remained a sheriff’s deputy for over twenty-five years. In addition, he was a longtime firearms instructor with his agency, as well as an instructor at the local college and within the community.
He had served successful stints as police chief, tactical team member, and other supervisory roles for several agencies during his 38 year career in law enforcement—yet he always has felt most proud of “working the street.” He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his vocation as a writer.You can check-out C.M. Wendelboe's Spirit Road Mysteries series here at the Library. - we have them all: "Death On The Greasy Grass", "Death Where The Bad Rocks Live", and "Death Along The Spirit Road".
Craig Johnson, is the author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries series, the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.
The author's twelve Sheriff Walt Longmire novels to date include The Cold Dish (first in the series), Death Without Company (The Wyoming Historical Association Book of the Year), Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man's Moccasins (Western Writers of America Book of the Year) and The Dark Horse (which received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, and was named one of Publishers Weekly's best books of the year), Junkyard Dogs, Hell is Empty (Library Journal Best Mystery of the Year), As the Crow Flies, A Serpent's Tooth, Any Other Name, Dry Bones, An Obvious Fact and The Western Star.
Johnson's first novella, Spirit of Steamboat, was named as the first One Book Wyoming and his second, The Highwayman, was released in 2016. He has also released a collection of short stories, Wait For Signs.