John Koblas is one of the most dynamic, interesting and prolific writers in the outlaw genre and is the foremost authority
on the James-Younger Gang's exploits in Minnesota.
Among his other biographical works are six books on the lives of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis. He was chosen
by the Postmaster General to present the Sinclair Lewis stamp at its First Day of Issue ceremony and has been a featured guest
on national television shows including Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning.
Koblas is the author of more than 500 short stories, articles, and poems published worldwide, a nationally syndicated column,
and feature stories for the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
John Koblas has appeared throughout the country giving speeches to outlaw/lawmen groups, civic clubs and library associations.He
was the 2001 recipient of the Charlie Pitts award and is an honorary member of the James-Younger Gang in Northfield. He is
also a member of both the national James-Younger Gang and the National Outlaw and Lawman Association (N.O.L.A.).
Mr. Koblas recently wrote a book about the Sontag Brothers, who were raised in Mankato, Minnesota and later in life became
California train robbers.
Included in his works are two books about Col Dickison, a Confederate colonel during the Civil War: