Michael Wallis is a historian and biographer of the American West who also has gained international notoriety as a speaker and voice talent. In 2006, Michael’s distinctive voice was heard in Cars, an animated feature film from Pixar Studios. In 2016, Michael received an Emmy Award for his work in the documentary film, “Boomtown.” Michael has published 19 books and has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and was also a nominee for the National Book Award. Michael was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, the Oklahoma Professional Writer's Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame and the Tulsa Hall of Fame. He was also the recipient of the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Lynn Riggs Award and the first John Steinbeck Award. Also a best-selling author, his work has appeared in Time, Life, People, Smithsonian, and The New York Times. His new book is the best-seller "Best Land Under Heaven."