The author, Rev. Charles Cooper, was born in Gunnison, Colorado, a grandson of the first European immigrant to be born in Gunnison country. After growing up in Arvada, Colorado, he spent the next forty years moving from one town to another serve in the United Methodist Church. After serving the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church as a District Superintendent he retired in June, 2008. "Chuck" spent most of the next few months writing this short novel titled, "Old Man and the Neighborhood." In December, 2008, he went back to full time ministry as pastor of the Community Federated Church located in a small western Wyoming town called Thermopolis. The church is federated between the Presbyterian USA and United Methodist denominations. They have been federated since 1921.