Charlotte Hinger is a multi-award winning novelist and Kansas historian. Her historical novel Come Spring, published by Simon and Schuster, won the Medicine Pipe Bearers award from Western Writers of America and was a Spur finalist.
Kirkus Reviews selected Hidden Heritage, the third mystery in her Lottie Albright series, as one of the best mysteries of 2013, and one of the best fiction books. The first book in the series, Deadly Descent, won the AZ Publisher's Award for Best Mystery/Suspense.
In 2016 University Press of Oklahoma published her nonfiction book Nicodemus: Post-Reconstruction Politics and Racial Justice in Western Kansas. It won second place in the Westerner's International Best Book contest.
She still calls herself a Kansan, although she now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.