Shane Mountjoy lives in York, Nebraska, where he is associate professor of history at York College. He holds an A.A. from York College, a B.A. from Lubbock Christian University, an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mountjoy has written and edited more than 10 books, including Philadelphia and St. Augustine in the Chelsea House series Colonial Settlements in America.