Michael Wallis is a journalist and a popular historian of the Western United States.
He has written 17 books. His work has also been published extensively in magazines and newspapers, including Time, Life, People, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.
Michael has been inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame, Writers Hall of Fame of America, and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.
He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize three times.
Michael graduated from Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois in 1963. He later attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, and moved to Miami, Florida, in 1978, where he worked for Time’s Caribbean Bureau. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife.
Interestingly, Michael provided the voice of Sheriff in the Disney·Pixar Cars series. Michael’s most recognizable feature is his mustache, and the front grille of his character was designed to resemble his mustache.