Matthew P. Mayo is an award-winning author of more than thirty books and dozens of short stories. His novel, Tucker’s Reckoning, won the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for Best Western Novel, and his short stories have been Spur Award and Peacemaker Award finalists. His many novels include Stranded; Timberline; North of Forsaken; The Outfit series; Winters’ War; Wrong Town; Hot Lead, Cold Heart; The Hunted; Shotgun Charlie; and others.
Matthew’s numerous nonfiction books include the bestselling Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks; Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears; Haunted Old West; Jerks in New England History; and Hornswogglers, Fourflushers & Snake-Oil Salesmen. He has been an on-screen expert for a popular TV series about lost treasure in the American West, and has had several books optioned for film.
Matthew and his wife, photographer and videographer Jennifer Smith-Mayo, live deep in a forest in Maine, and run Gritty Press. With their indefatigable pup, Miss Tess, they rove the byways of North America in search of hot coffee, tasty whiskey, and high adventure. For more information, drop by Matthew’s website at MatthewMayo.com.