Kevin Nelson is the award-winning author of nineteen books. His books have won national praise and recognition and received numerous awards.
Nelson spent three years researching and writing Operation Bullpen: The Inside Story of the Biggest Forgery Ring in American History, obtaining exclusive interviews with the forgers and counterfeit dealers involved in the ring, as well as the FBI, IRS and Justice Department officials who busted them.
Nelsonís many books and articles cover topics such as automobiles, history, parenting, and running. Two of his highly praised books on automobiles are Lunches With Mr. Q and Wheels of Change. The latter won the Valentine Award for Historical Excellence and was a finalist for Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Motor Press Guild.
Other Nelson books have received high praise and awards as well. The Golden Game: The Story of California Baseball was named one of the best books of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, and many others. It was a national finalist for the Seymour Prize, awarded annually to the best baseball book of the year, and the subject of a public television documentary that aired on stations around the U.S. Plans are afoot to reissue The Golden Game in a new, updated edition in 2015.
Nelson, who is the father of four and believes strongly in the importance of fathers being involved in the lives of their children, has written three books on parenting, including the second edition of his classic survival guide for expectant fathers, The Everything Father-to-Be Book.
His popular motivational book for runners, The Runner's Book of Daily Inspiration, has had numerous printings and been translated into Dutch.
Nelson's articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, California Historical Quarterly, San Francisco Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, and others. His work has been serialized nationally by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and been reprinted in international editions. He has also served as a consultant for a major motion picture studio.
He lives with his wife and children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
To contact Nelson or learn more about his work, please see KevinNelsonWriter.com.