Texas native Kay Ellington, a graduate of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, has worked in newspaper audience and content development for thirty years, from New York to California to the Carolinas and back again to the Lone Star State. For more, look her up on LinkedIn.

Barbara Brannon, PhD, earned graduate degrees in American literature and book history from the University of South Carolina and the BA in art and English from Georgia College. A veteran book editor, designer, and publisher, she served as the first full-time director and instructor of the groundbreaking Publishing Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and now heads up a nonprofit in Texas. Her reviews, travel essays, scholarly articles, poems, and songs have appeared in many publications: www.BarbaraBrannon.com/portfolio

Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon, are the coauthors of the Texas novels The Paragraph Ranch (Booktrope, 2014) and A Wedding at the Paragraph Ranch (2015), combine more than five decades of experience in book publishing, news, and other media in their teaching, editing, and marketing endeavors. Kay, whose newspaper management experience has taken her from West Texas to New York, California, and the Carolinas and back again to her home state, is the founder and publisher of LoneStarLiterary.com, the online newspaper for all things bookish in Texas. Barbara, who studied poetry with James Dickey while earning the PhD at the University of South Carolina, was formerly managing editor, publisher, and marketing manager for several university and regional presses. She currently heads up a nonprofit under the Texas Historical Commission and serves as editor and publisher of numerous regional publishing projects.