Douglas Hirt was born in Illinois, but heeding Horace Greeley's admonition to ""Go west, young man""that he headed into New Mexico at eighteen. Doug got a Bachelor's degree from Eastern New Mexico University from the College of Santa Fe and also a Masters of Science degree. During this time period he spent a few summers living in a tent in the desert near Carlsbad, New Mexico, conducting biological baseline surveys at the Department of Energy.
Doug drew greatly from this ""desert life"" after writing his first novel, DEVIL'S WIND. Back in 1991 A PASSAGE OF SEASONS, Doug's novel, won the Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award. His 1998 book, BRANDISH, and 1999 DEADWOOD, were finalists for the award given from the Western Writers of America.
A brief story writer, and also the author of twenty-nine novels and one book of non fiction, Doug now leaves his home in Colorado Springs with his wife Kathy and their two children, Rebecca and Derick. When not writing or traveling to research his books, Doug loves restoring and collecting old English sports cars.
A short story writer, and also the author of more than three dozen novels and one non-fiction book, Doug now makes his home in Colorado Springs with his wife Kathy. When not writing or traveling to study his novels, Doug enjoys collecting and collecting old sports cars. In 1991 Doug's novel, A PASSAGE OF SEASONS, won the Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award. His 1998 book, 1999DEADWOOD, along with BRANDISH, were finalists to the SPUR award given from the Western Writers of America.
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