Jerry Auld’s short stories have been published in the Alpinist and in the Canadian Alpine Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary and an alumnus of the Banff Writing Studio, where he worked under the direction of Michael Helm and Paul Quarrington. At the 2005 Banff Mountain Film Festival, Jerry was the co-recipient of the 2005 People’s Choice Award for the independent film Sister Extreme. Jerry’s knowledge of the mountains comes from full-time work on the trail crew for Kananaskis Country in the Alberta Rockies, as well as at the Banff Centre, Parks Canada, and the Banff Lodging Company. He is currently a self-employed consultant in website development and programming. Hooker & Brown is his first novel.