Sam J. Pisciotta is a lifetime resident of Colorado. He has been involved in historical interpretation and living history for over forty years, practicing and teaching the skills and life-style of the American Mountain Men, using the tools, clothing and foods available in the Rocky Mountains during the 1800’s.
Mr. Pisciotta has been an interpreter and instructor in Living History and Native American Sign Language for various Federal Parks and Colorado State Historical sites. He has lectured publicly on 19th century life in the west, trade on the Santa Fe Trail and the American Mountain Men, from elementary school to university levels. He has also provided programs and lectures for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Boy Scouts of America and for the Colorado State Muzzle Loaders Convention and annual Rocky Mountain College.
Sam's love of the west and its people is reflected in both his historical fictions and his modern westerns.
In the early days of the American Fur Trade Benjamin Voss, travels to the West in a quest for retribution. Amidst the conflict between rival fur companies, and deadly attacks by hostile Indians, Ben finds not only a place for himself among the mountain men and Indians of the Stoney Mountains, but a woman who will change his entire life.