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.
Booker Jones reflects on his entry into the social issues and metaphysics of contemporary Southwest Indians. In his own words he documents a deeper spiritual experience, finds a female companion, and continues his odyssey among the Pueblo and Hispanic people of northern New Mexico. The dramatic events of Booker’s cross-cultural adventure culminates in a wisdom that has meaning for all humanity.