Craig Johnson was born in West Virginia on January 16, 1961. He is the author of the Walt Longmire Mystery series. Another Man's Moccasins won the Western Writer's of America Spur Award for best novel of 2008. The A&E TV series Longmire, which is based on his novels, started in 2012. In 2014 his book Wait for Signs made The New York Times Best Seller List.