Andrew D. Olsen is currently the manager of the Editing Section for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has a masters degree in English from BYU. He began researching the story of the Willie and Martin handcart pioneers when he couldnt find answers to most of his questions in any existing publications. One of his ancestors was a member of the Martin Company who died at Martins Cove. Andrew and his wife, Linda, are the parents of three children and live in Sandy, Utah.