C. J. Hadley's heart and her passion are in the American West. British by birth, American by choice, she left the coal and steel town of Birmingham, England, at the age of 17 and never looked back. As a travel writer/ photographer, she has circled the globe from Fiji to Siberia and ridden everything from camels to the lunar rover. Her many decades in publishing include freelancing for Sports Illustrated, Saturday Evening Post, Continental Profiles, and others, and as managing editor of Car & Driver, AutoWeek, and PC Computing. She was editor of Nevada Magazine from 1975-1985 and came to know and love the Silver State. She edited Silver & Blue for the University of Nevada from 1990-1996. When a group of ranchers asked her to produce a brochure about their work in 1989, Range Magazine was born.