Erin S. Gray writes historical fiction for adults and young adults. She backpacks through the very mountains about which she writes and was inspired to begin her novel, Moonshine Murder, after stumbling across an abandoned cabin during a trek deep in the San Juan Mountains.

Erin was the 2013 president of Women Writing the West, and is an active member of the organization. A graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in English, she lives in southwest Colorado.