L. J. Martin is the author of 40 western, historical, mystery, and thriller novels from Bantam, Pinnacle, Avon, and Wolfpack Publishing, and of five non-fiction works. Most of his books have been produced in audio. He has a dozen books under option to film companies here and in Germany, and, as a screenwriter, has had three screenplays optioned.
He lives in Montana with his wife, Kat, the New York Times bestselling author of over 65 romantic suspense and historical romance novels internationally published in a dozen languages and more than two dozen countries. When not writing, L. J.'s working with his horses, hunting, fishing, cooking, and wandering the back country with his cameras, both video and still. His photography has appeared on national magazine covers and in periodicals.
He's particularly proud of the several hundred covers he's designed for Wolfpack Publishing, a company he helped found.
Having been car and plane wrecked, having visited (forced visits) a number of jusgados—he once threatened to write Five Star Jails of California–and one road camp, having sailed his own ketch up and down California, having raised four sons, and having been in a dozen businesses and in and out of lots of boardrooms of some of the country's largest banks, attorneys offices, and corporations, he knows about what he writes about.