Roger Johnson is a Colorado native who taught high school history to AP and IB students for over 25 years in northern Colorado (Greeley West HS). Additionally, he was the boys varsity basketball coach. He has returned to the mountains of Colorado--near Leadville at 10,000'--where he feels at home. In the Beat of a Heart is his debut novel. He is currently working on his third manuscript and has a short story that will be published shortly. When he is not writing, you can find him at the Old Gym playing noon ball with some friends.