Stephen Bly (1944–2011) authored 120 books, as well as hundreds
of articles, and has at least 2 million books in print. His novel The Long Trail Home won the 2002 Christy
Award in the westerns category for excellence in Christian fiction. He was a
popular speaker at schools, churches, seminars, and conferences across the
United States and Canada, and he was featured on numerous television and radio
programs, including Dr. James Dobson’s Focus
on the Family. He pastored Winchester Community Church in Winchester,
Idaho, and also served as the town’s mayor.