Deanne Stillman is an acclaimed writer. Her latest book, Desert Reckoning, is based on a Rolling Stone piece and won the 2013 Spur Award for best western nonfiction, contemporary, and the LA Press Club Award for best nonfiction. Her book Mustang was an LA Times "best book of the year" and won the California Book Award silver medal for best nonfiction. It's now under option, in part, for a film starring Wendie Malick. She also wrote the cult classic Twentynine Palms, an LA Times "best book of the year" which Hunter Thompson called "A strange and brilliant story by an important American writer." Currently, she's writing Blood Brothers for Simon and Schuster and she's a member of the core faculty at the UC Riverside-Palm Desert Low Residency MFA Creative Writing Program.