A graduate of UVA, Monty Joynes had a career as the editor and publisher of magazines and books before turning to the authorship of novels and non-fiction books. His fiction reputation was established with the four novels in The Booker Series. His non-fiction publications include two making-of-the-movie books and a two-subject biography. He also has written produced screenplays and a classical music oratorio libretto. Two of his military short stories were published in 2012 anthologies. The second included his Pushcart Prize nominated story "First Day at An Khe" and poetry in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.