Craig Smith has a master's in American studies from New York University. He has published poetry and prose in numerous literary magazines and lives near Taos, New Mexico. Ronald D. Cohen's books include Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival and American Society, 1940-1970.
John Nichols's first novel was The Sterile Cuckoo and his most recent is The Empanada Brotherhood. In between he wrote The Milagro Beanfield War, a southwestern classic, and sixteen other books. Nichols lives in Taos, New Mexico.