Kim Zupan is a native Montanan who grew up in and around Great Falls, where much of The Ploughmen is set. For twenty-five years Zupan made his living as a carpenter while pursuing his writing. He was a collegiate and professional bareback rider and has worked as a ranch hand, smelterman and salmon purse seine fisherman. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana. At present he teaches carpentry at Missoula College University of Montana.
Kim Zupan has worked as a ranch hand, in a smelter, as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, on jet airplanes and now as a carpenter and carpentry teacher. He's also written a brilliant novel called The Ploughmen...