James D Best is the author of the bestselling Steve Dancy Tales: The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Return, Jenny's Revenge, and Crossing the Animas. Other novels include Tempest at Dawn ,The Shut Mouth Society, and Deluge. Nonfiction titles include Principled Action and The Digital Organization. James has ghost written three books, authored two regular magazine columns, and published numerous journal articles.
As a conference speaker, he has made presentations throughout North America and Europe. James has been a frequent guest on television talk shows. He is a member of Western Writers of America, Western Literature Association, and the Pacific Beach Surf Club. James enjoys writing, film, surfing, skiing, and watching his grandchildren cavort.
James and his wife Diane live in Omaha, San Diego, and New York City.