Timothy Banse, our Editor in Chief, was born in Clinton, Iowa. A prolific writer, his numerous magazine and newspaper articles appear in the US and abroad. Publishers include: The Hearst Magazine Division, Times Mirror, Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, Hachette and Bonnier. His numerous books, both novels and non-fiction, have been published by Little Brown & Company, William Morrow, McGraw Hill, Worldwide Library, Sapere and Middle Coast Publishing. An Army veteran, Banse has been an avid shooter and reloader since his early teens. He is a founding member of the Wapsipinicon Charcoal Burners Association.