About the Author
Recognized by Southwestern Historical Quarterly as a “worthy successor to J. Frank Dobie,” PATRICK DEAREN has researched lost treasures of Texas for more than twenty-five years. His book Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier broke new ground in the study of hidden bonanzas in the state’s western reaches. The author of nine novels and eight nonfiction books, Dearen has been honored by Western Writers of America, West Texas Historical Association, and Permian Historical Association. He makes his home in Midland, Texas.