Doug Stanton is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of In Harm’s Way, 12 Strong—originally titled Horse Soldiers—and The Odyssey of Echo Company. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The New York Times, TIME, the Washington Post, and other national publications. He has appeared on the Today Show, Morning Joe, and other major media outlets to talk about his work. In 2018, Stanton’s book was made into a movie, 12 Strong, produced by Bruckheimer Films and starring Chris Hemsworth.

Horse Soldiers was also named a 2009 “Notable Book” by the New York Times, and chosen as a “Best Book Of 2009” by Publishers Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, Barnes & Noble, and Stanton attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Hampshire College, and received an MFA from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. He created the National Writers Series in 2009 with his wife, Anne, and attorney Grant Parsons. He and Anne have three children and live in Traverse City.