D.V. Chernov is an award-winning writer of historical and crime fiction. His debut novel Commissar was named a finalist for the prestigious Hemingway international book award. D.V. Chernov was born in Omsk, Russia and grew up in the Soviet Union during the final decades of the Cold War before immigrating to the U.S. in 1991. After building a career in the high-tech industry, he decided to follow his long-time dream of writing his first novel. When not writing, D.V. Chernov is traveling, spending time with his wife and daughter, and taking every opportunity to venture into the ruggedly beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.