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Russell Rowland

Billings, Montana
Russell Rowland is a fourth generation Montanan, born in Bozeman in 1957. He has a Master’s in Creative Writing from Boston University. His latest book is Arbuckle, the final novel in a trilogy based on his own family history. He has published four novels, In Open Spaces, The Watershed Years, High and Inside, and Arbuckle. He is also the author of the non-fiction narrative Fifty-Six Counties, the story of his journey to every county in Montana. In Open Spaces made the San Francisco Chronicle’s bestseller list, and was named among the Best of the West by the Salt Lake City Tribune. The Watershed Years and High and Inside were both finalists for the High Plains Book Award for Fiction. He also co-edited the anthology West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West. He has taught at several colleges, and currently teaches online workshops and does private consulting with other writers.