John Keeble is the author of eight books, including the new novel The Appointment: The Tale of Adaline Carson, a fictionalized account of the daughter of the famous frontiersman Kit Carson. His previous novels include Yellowfish, Broken Ground and The Shadows of Owls. His short fiction collection, Nocturnal America, won the Prairie Schooner Prize for short fiction and was published by the University of Nebraska press. He is also the author of Out of the Channel, the definitive study of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Keeble taught at Eastern Washington University for more than thirty years, and has taught also at Grinnell College and the University of Alabama, and served as Distinguised Visiting Writer at Boise State University. With his wife Claire, he lives, in a house of his own construction, on a wooded hillside west of Spokane, WA.