Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1872. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship where he became a dentist. However, his heart was not in dentistry, it was in writing. In 1905 he married Lina Roth. They had three children, and eventually moved to California where Zane could both experience the West and write about it. He was one of America's most prolific authors, writing almost 90 books. He died of heart failure in 1939.
Grey is very curious and a good observer. He is an excellent story teller and this book, my first encounter with his books, is a bloody good read. -- Terry Lawton Fish and Fly, (Uk)