LUIS CARLOS MONTALVÁN is the New York Times bestselling author of "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him."
Captain Montalván, a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, including multiple combat tours in Iraq, was decorated with numerous awards including two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge. In 2007, Captain Montalván honorably departed the military and in 2010 completed a master's of science from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Most recently, Montalván's inspirational memoir won the 2012 USA Best Book Award in the Autobiography/Memoir and Audiobook Non-fiction categories. He was a finalist for a 2012 APA Audie Award beside four other nominees including Tina Fey and Michael Moore. "Until Tuesday" was also a 2012 International Latino Book Awards finalist. Luis is the recipient of a 2011 Voice Award and the 2011 Invisible Hero Honors Award (IDA) for his efforts to educate the public about trauma and the real experiences of veterans and people with disabilities.
From issues relating to service members, veterans and their families to those pertaining to Americans with disabilities, Montalván is a vocal public advocate. He has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Military Review, and regularly appears on local, national, and global media. Among the outlets that he and his faithful service dog, Tuesday, have been featured on are NPR, CNN, C-SPAN, National Geographic and The Late Show with David Letterman.
Montalván & Tuesday frequently lecture about books and articles they've written and are touring in 2012/13. A major motion picture about their journey is presently in production. For more information about Luis & Tuesday or to book an event, please visit Inquiries.