Book Spot | ADDER IN THE PATH by William R. Jensen
Press release from Belle Isle Books
William R. Jensen was born in 1938, in a small rural town in northern Utah—the very heart of Mormon country. Much like his character Jake Devine, he spent his childhood and adolescence wandering the woodlands with a gun in his hand and a hound at his side. He received a master’s degree in history from Utah State University and worked on an advanced degree at Kansas State University. It was there that Jensen became interested in Mormon history. Adder in the Path grew out of a short history and analysis he had written on the Mormon War in Missouri. He worked as a procedure analyst and writer for Thiokol Corporation in Tremonton, Utah for many years before retiring in 2001. He is married to Sylvia Mathys and has two sons, Christopher and Eric. Jensen currently lives in Logan, Utah with his wife and two dogs. He has published widely in his field.