R. Michael Wilson has been researching the Old West for twenty years, following a quarter century as a law enforcement officer. His particular interest is crime, and his writing philosophy is “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
Wilson served as a consultant for an episode of The History Channel’s Wild West Tech and is an active member of the Wild West History Association (WWHA) and Western Writers of America (WWA).
Crime and punishment in America’s early West is Wilson’s area of interest and expertise. He is the author of Great Stagecoach Robberies of the Old West, Great Train Robberies of the Old West, Frontier Justice in the Wild West, Tragic Jack: The True Story of Arizona Pioneer John William Swilling, and Massacre at Wickenburg. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, Ursula.