Frank Stewart grew up amid the pine forests and red clay of East Texas -- a land
not unlike the early Cherokees' original home in present-day Georgia. Intrigued by the true history of the Native
Americans from an early age, Stewart felt inspired to write River Rising following a deeply moving experience with
a full-blood Cherokee medicine man in the remote hills of Eastern Oklahoma.
Frank holds degrees in art, languages, English and American literature and in film
production from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas,
and The University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
The author currently resides in Allen, Texas