Keir Graff is the author of six novels for adults, three novels for middle-graders, and short stories published in periodicals ranging from the Missoula Independent to the Chicago Reader. He is also the co-editor, with James Grady, of the anthology Montana Noir. Born and raised in Missoula, Graff now lives in Chicago, where he has worked in publishing for two decades. He returns to Montana every chance he gets. Alexis Bonogofsky is a fourth-generation Montanan, goat and sheep rancher, and freelance writer and photographer who lives and works along the Yellowstone River in southeastern Montana where she grew up. Her writing and photography can be found on her website East of Billings and in various news outlets and magazines including Mountain Journal, Montana Quarterly, Farm 406, and High Desert Journal. Since its establishment in 1978, The Montana Land Reliance has partnered with Montana's landowners to permanently protect more than one million acres of agricultural land, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space in the state. This book is a celebration of that achievement.