Thomas Cobb is best known for his novel "Crazy Heart," which later became an award-winning movie starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Bridges received an Academy Award for his portrayal of washed-up country singer Bad Blake. Cobb's latest book is "Darkness the Color of Snow," a crime drama and psychological thriller featuring a young cop and the challenges he faces after a traffic accident. "With Blood in Their Eyes" is a historical fiction set in Eastern Arizona.
Cobb attended the University of Arizona, where he received a B.A. and M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in creative writing under the direction of Richard Shelton. He then was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Houston. From 1977 to 1982, Cobb owned and operated Sixth Street Books in Tucson. He taught at Eastern Arizona College and at the Arizona State Prison in Florence. He recently retired after teaching creative writing for 25 years at Rhode Island College. A member of Western Writers of America, he returns to southern Arizona regularly for research and the spirit of the desert.