Dwight Harshbarger is a West Virginia native, former psychologist, management consultant, corporate executive, and professor at West Virginia University. He is also the author of several historical fiction novels. In Witness at Hawks Nest, Dwight told the true story of Union Carbides unsafe practices in the 1930 construction of Hawks Nest tunnel that caused the acute silicosis deaths of hundreds of workers Americas deadliest industrial disaster. Witness at Hawks Nest received the West Virginia Library Associations Book of the Year award. Valley at Risk: Shelter in Place tells the true story of Bayer Crop Sciences fatal explosion that threatened Charleston, West Virginia, with the same toxic chemicals that killed thousands at Bhopal. In the Heart of the Hills, Dwight captures choices and heartbreak during WWII in a small Appalachian community. A Quiet Hero is his fourth novel.