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Julianne Donaldson

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Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle. After earning a degree in English, she turned her attention to writing about distant times and places. She lives in Utah with her husband and five children. You can find her online at

Tim Champlin

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Novelist Tim Champlin was born in Fargo, North Dakota, only 80 miles from Jamestown, North Dakota where fellow western novelist Louis L'Amour was born 29 years earlier. Similarities in their histories don't end there. They both have French/Irish ancestry and the fathers of both writers were large-animal veterinarians--a fact that may explain their mutual love of horses, buffaloes and other wild and domestic critters.
Drawing on his familiarity with the West,his knowledge of western fiction and his admiration for L'Amour, Champlin has written THE WILD WEST OF LOUIS L'AMOUR for Voyageur...