Wesley Redfield became enthralled with the rich cultures and history of New Mexico while a professor at the University of New Mexico. His participation in reenactments and extensive trips on horseback in the Southwest add authenticity to his writing.

Dr. Redfield earned graduate degrees from Indiana University, and after a career of teaching at major universities he became a turn-around specialist for an investment banking firm.

Credits: Black and white photographs and the color photograph of the sunset in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains by Steven Bundy

Design of book covers and website by David Di Janni