The Author

A.W. Baldwin

Readers' Favorite has awarded 5 stars to each of his three novels, calling Raptor Canyon "a hoot of an adventure novel... most highly recommended" and describing Wings Over Ghost Creek as "a beautifully written thriller."  Raptor Canyon is currently a finalist in the 2019 Adventure Writers' Competition, established by New York Times best selling author, Clive Cussler.

An avid backcountry hiker, canoer, pilot, and whitewater enthusiast, the author takes his readers on adventures in ancient lands that shape the motives and spirits of his characters.

A.W. Baldwin finished his first novel, Desert Guardian, in 2017. His second novel, Raptor Canyon, builds on a character introduced in Desert Guardian, a moonshining hermit living deep in the remote canyons of Utah.  His third novel, Wings Over Ghost Creek, is scheduled for release in the fall of 2019.  Sandstone monuments, sheer canyons, and startling vistas provide the unique settings for these thrillers. Adventure, mystery, and personal challenge combine in a world surreal in its scope and deeply rooted in American history.

A graduate of Wright State University and the University of Idaho School of Law, Baldwin has practiced law for more than 35 years. He began his career with a poverty law fellowship award on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.  He has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and other Federal, Tribal, and State Courts. He won the right of the Northern Arapaho Tribe to operate (and self-regulate) the full gamut of casino-style gaming without state control. He has successfully litigated to protect First Amendment religious liberties, voting rights, Tribal sovereignty, and the environment. He earned his private pilot’s license in 1997 and enjoys flying a Cessna 172.




Five Star Ratings from Readers' Favorite

Desert Guardian, Raptor Canyon, and Wings Over Ghost Creek all have five-star ratings from Readers' Favorite and are available through your local bookstore and