Hoyt Hilsman is an award-winning writer, journalist and former candidate for Congress.  He is the author of novels and nonfiction books, and has written screenplays for the major film studios and television networks, including Disney, Sony, New Line, Fox, ABC and NBC.  His stage plays and musicals have been produced in theaters around the country and internationally.  He is the author of a series of political thrillers, including 19 Angels, which is in development as a feature film.

Hoyt has been an active participant in the national political scene, as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions and a member of a number of commissions and boards.  He has written hundreds of articles on politics and culture for national newspapers and magazines, including The Huffington Post, where he is a regular contributor.