Ralph Cotton is the USA Today bestselling author of the critically-acclaimed Jetson Nash series. His first novel, While Angels Dance, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. Since then, he has written a number of successful series, including the Ranger series, the Dead or Alive trilogy, and the Danny Duggin series, along with a number of standalone novels. Before becoming a writer, Cotton was a horse trainer, a lay minister, and the second mate on a commercial barge. He lives in Corydon, Illinois.