An American author of historical fiction, he’s most widely known for his National Book Award-winning Civil War novel, Cool Mountain. His various other literary works consist of Thirteen Moons (2007) and Nightwoods (2011). He gained his Ph.D. in British through the University of SC. He elevated horses on the farm in NEW YORK. He and his wife, Catherine, became parents to a girl called Annie. His book, Cool Mountain, was converted to an attribute film starring Jude Rules.