Gary Ecelbarger has written seven books, co-written three others and is also the author of two dozen essays, journal and magazine articles about past events and personalities in American history. He claims ten direct-line ancestors who served as Patriot soldiers in the American Revolution. Born and raised in Western NY, ten miles upriver from Niagara Falls, Ecelbarger obtained his M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has lived in Virginia for over twenty years with his wife and three children. He is currently writing a single-year campaign biography of George Washington.