Paul Colt Biography

Paul Colt favors ‘Unexpected History', stories based on a little known or overlooked aspect of characters or events. His analytical insight, investigative research and genuine horse sense bring history to life. His characters walk off the pages of history into the reader's imagination. His style blends Jeff Shaara's historical dramatizations with Robert B. Parker's gritty dialog.

Paul's first book with Five Star, Boots and Saddles: A Call to Glory received the Marilyn Brown Novel Award, presented by Utah Valley University for excellence in unpublished work prior to its release in 2013. His Grasshoppers in Summer, received Finalist recognition in the Western Writers of America 2009 Spur Awards.

Paul's work in western fiction gives creative expression to a life long love of the west. He gets his boots dirty researching a story, whenever possible from the back of a horse. His work as an author follows a successful business career in marketing, product development and C-level general management in banking and healthcare information technology. When not writing, Paul enjoys riding and working with horses, reading, golf, SCUBA diving and sport shooting. Paul and his wife reside in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.