Micah S. Hackler
Micah S. Hackler, originally from a small Kansas farming community, was the son of an exploration geologist. The family moved often, living in Colorado, Ohio and Oklahoma, just to name a few states. He always loved the Rocky Mountains. A family trip to Mesa Verde in 1965 started a life-long interest in the Pueblo Indian culture. He resolved to one day be a writer after consuming every novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Dabbling as a play write in college, marriage, children and life in general delayed his plans. After graduating from LSU, he joined the Air Force and retired as a Major in 1993. It was upon retirement that he began writing in earnest, producing the Sheriff Lansing mystery series. The four novels, LEGEND OF THE DEAD, COYOTE RETURNS, THE SHADOW CATCHER and THE DARK CANYON, are set in modern day New Mexico and revolve around the exploits of Sheriff Cliff Lansing. Each story involves a mythology unique to the Apache, Navajo or Pueblo people. A widower, Micah is a father and grandfather and currently lives with his new wife, Olivia, in Spring, Texas. THE MUTES is the newest of the Sheriff Lansing Mysteries. This is the first time it has been published.