Jim Fergus is a former freelance writer who has published hundreds of articles in dozens of regional and national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of four novels, and two books of nonfiction. His bestselling novel, ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN, won the Mountain and Plains Booksellers association Fiction of the Year Award, and continues to be a favorite selection of book clubs and reading groups across the country. The French translation - MILLE FEMMES BLANCHES - won the "Best First Foreign Novel" award in France, and has sold over 400,000 copies in that country. Fergus's most recent novel, THE MEMORY OF LOVE was published in November, 2013.