Paul L. Thompson
Born and raised on a farm and ranch in New Mexico, I only use true locations in all my novels. The name of towns are the same as in the 1880's, some are now ghost towns while others grew into our modern cities of today.
Billy Edd Wheeler
Billy Edd Wheeler's a legend in country music, known for writing such songs as "Jackson" (recorded by Johnny Cash), "Coward of the County" (Kenny Rogers) and 150 other chart-toppers, sung by such stars as Neil Young, Glen Campbell and even Elvis Presley, and is in several country music halls of fame. Billy Edd's also written several plays (including "Hatfields and McCoys," now in its 47th year) and authored (or co-authored) a number of books on Appalachian humor as well as his best-selling memoir, "Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout."
In 2018, when he started to write "The Boston Cowgirl," he told an interviewer that, while the story is his, he got the plot from Rudyard Kipling’s "Captains Courageous."
“I thought it was a really good plot,” he said, laughing. “So, I stole it.”