John Fusco is an American novelist and multi-award-winning screenwriter. His debut novel, Paradise Salvage, was shortlisted for
the 2001 Crime Writers of America Debut Dagger Award for best first crime
novel. His screenplays include The
Forbidden Kingdom, Crossroads, Young Guns, Young Guns II, Thunderheart,
Hidalgo, and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. His screenplay for Hidalgo won the Spur Award in 2005 for best western drama script, and Spirit:
Stallion of the Cimarron won eight film awards and a nomination for an
Academy Award in 2003 for best animated feature. He was born in Connecticut and
is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.