An American author of cowboy fiction, he’s known for such works nearly as good Men and True (1910), Bransford in Arcadia (1914), and Beyond the Desert (1934). He worked well like a stonemason and street builder before posting his debut novel in 1910. He gained the nickname from the “cowboy chronicler.” He was created in Nebraska, and he relocated to Fresh Mexico in the first 1880s. In 1899, he wedded Might Louise Davison Crimson. He and Owen Wister both published tales about cowboys.