Monty Joynes is the author of more than twenty books. The five novels in his Booker Series are celebrated as pioneer books in the Visionary Fiction genre. He is the author of The Celestine Prophecy: The Making of the Movie, and Conversations with God: The Making of the Movie. His previous biography was Journey for the One: The Biography of Jeanne White Eagle and John Pehrson. He has won a national award for his war genre short fiction, and is an established poet. Raised on the Chesapeake Bay, his interest in maritime adventures began with crew service on boats and ships before becoming a magazine journalist and book author. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.