Peter Kyne (1880-1957) was an American novelist. Several of his works were produced as screen plays during the silent screen era. He lied about his age and enlisted in Company L, 14th U.S. Infantry, and served in the Philippines. The Spanish-American War and the following insurrection of General Emilio Aguinaldo gave settings for many of Kyne's stories. During World War I, he served as a captain in the 144th field Artillery, who were known as the California Grizzlies. Kindred of the Dust is an old fashioned romance in which a young man marries against the wishes of his family.