Sigmund Brouwer is the award-winning author of scores of books, from youth fiction to adult thrillers. His books has been lauded in publications such as Library Journal and Booklist and he has received the Alberta Film and Literary Arts Writing Grant twice. Sigmund's coolreading.com Web site helps instill good reading and writing habits in the next generation. He has always been committed to speaking at schools and homeschooling conventions to provide encouragement to reluctant readers and writers the same way he was encouraged. In 1993, to further this cause, he co-founded The Young Writer's Institute with education expert Debra Bell. He now meets more than 10,000 children a year travelling to writing camps and seminars. His SAM KEATON: LEGENDS OF LARAMIE western books recapture the grit, adventure, and romance of the West and bring new life to this well-loved genre. Each book captures the essence of Sigmund's faith as well, supported by an underpinning of morality and redemption. Sigmund, his wife and their daughter divide their time between Tennessee and Alberta.