William F. Martin was born on a Kentucky farm and moved west in the mid-sixties on an assignment with the federal government’s program to help Native
Americans. His assignment to Santa Fe, New Mexico, began a lifetime love affair with the American West. His writing interest was developed with the
publishing of many technical journal articles and textbooks on environmental and engineering issues. He obtained a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from
the University of Kentucky and a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas.
After assignments in South Dakota, Arizona, and Texas, he has lived near the Gulf of Mexico on Treasure Island, Florida, and in the Blue Ridge Mountains in
Boone, North Carolina.