DELL ISHAM . . . former state senator and mayor in Oregon, former director of the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club, has a bachelors' degree in history from Weber State (Utah) College and a masters' degree in history from Colorado State University. As a government advisor in South Vietnam he was awarded the Bronze Star. He played college football at Boise College and Weber State College.
DELL has been a military officer, teacher, coach, insurance agent, lobbyist, local government manager, and association executive director. He has been involved in state and local politics for thirty years in Oregon and South Carolina. He now resides in northern Georgia with his wife Cheryl, who is also a writer.
DELL ISHAM's novel, KNIGHTS OF GOLD, is about the dangerous quest to find and keep the "lost" Confederate treasury.
DELL is also the author of ROCK SPRINGS MASSACRE, 1885; ISOM DART AND AN ASSORTMENT OF SCOUNDRELS; GOODBYE VIETNAM; and ROCK SPRINGS REVENGE.
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He has been published in numerous publications, including Catfish Stew, Petigru Review, Writers' Cafe, Real West magazine, and dozens of newspapers and newsletters. He has been a guest lecturer at Oregon State University, University of South Carolina, Clemson University, and at other universities and colleges. In his career he has given approximately 5,000 speeches. He is the winner of the 2009 South Carolina Fiction Project.
DELL is an avid reader of popular fiction and history. He has three adult children living in Oregon.