Lou Cameron was born in San Francisco on June 20, 1924 to a vaudeville comedian and his vocalist wife. After serving in the army during WWII, Cameron found work illustrating comics before turning to fiction writing in the late 1950s. He wrote a number of movie and TV novelizations, and in the late 1970s created the adult western hero, Longarm, which he wrote under the name "Tabor Evans." He also penned the Renegade western series as "Ramsay Thorne" and the Stringer series under his own name, eventually winning the Golden Spur award for his western novel, The Spirit Horses. Cameron wrote an estimate of over 300 novels before he passed away in New York City on November 25, 2010. Angel's Flight was his first published novel.