Zane Grey was born in Ohio in 1872 in the town his ancestor, Ebenezer Zane, founded. He is most famous for his novels set in pioneering America and can be credited for creating the Western genre. He had a lifelong passion for fishing, for writing and for women - a situation that his wife endured stoically. He was the author of over 90 books and became one of the first millionaire authors. In addition to his novels, he wrote articles on fishing and set up fishing resorts in New Zealand and Australia. He died in 1939.