James Conroyd Martin is the award-winning author of PUSH NOT THE RIVER, a novel based on the diary of a countess in 1790s Poland; AGAINST A CRIMSON SKY, which continues the family saga into the Napoleonic era; and The WARSAW CONSPIRACY, detailing the young Polish cadets' rising against the mighty Russia. The box set e-book won a 2018 Gold Medal IPPY from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. THE BOY WHO WANTED WINGS, a young boy's impossible quest for love and a role at the Battle of Vienna, also won a Gold Medal IPPY, in 2017. Martin holds degrees from St. Ambrose and DePaul universities.