Otis Carney is the author of seventeen books, including the best sellers When the Bough Breaks and New Lease on Life. In film and TV, he has created series and screenplays for major studios and networks, for such actors as Jack Webb of Dragnet, Marlon Brando, and John Wayne. The winner of Freedom Foundation and Western Heritage awards, he does occasional journalism and has written for presidential candidates.
According to the New York Times, his landmark campaign film Choice was "unique...a forerunner that enduringly altered political discourse in the U.S."
A graduate of Princeton and a Marine Corps captain, he flew for twenty-two months in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. Carney and Teddy, his wife of fifty-five years, have three sons, seven grandchildren and are cattle ranchers in Wyoming and Arizona.