Ray A. Harvey, novelist, essayist, editor, athlete, and bartender, son of Firman Charles Harvey (RIP) and his wife Cecilia, youngest of thirteen half brothers and half sisters, was born and raised in the small mining town of Ouray, Colorado. He matriculated at the University of Wyoming, which he attended on a track scholarship, before dropping out. He discovered Shakespeare when he was still a teenager and Ludwig von Mises when he was twenty-one.

His first novel, More and More unto the Perfect Day, is a literary crime novel of astronomical proportions.

Reservation Trash, the story of a young Navajo runner, is his seventh book.