J. H. "Hank" Segars, a native of Eatonton, Georgia, is managing editor of Southern Lion Books, an independent publisher of regional books, and a consultant to first-time authors. Segars earned an A.B. from West Georgia College and an M.Ed. from the University of Georgia. He is the author and editor of a number of books about the American South, including Andersonville: The Southern Perspective and Black Confederates, both published by Pelican. Segars is the founding president of the Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table and now lives near rural Madison, Georgia, with his wife.
Charles Kelly Barrow is a native Georgian, born in Atlanta and raised in DeKalb County and the Tucker area. With J. H. Segars and R. B. Rosenburg, he compiled and edited the anthology Black Confederates , also a Pelican title. In 1979, he joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans and currently serves as second vice-president of the Pike County Historical Society and as the historian-in-chief of the SCV (the youngest ever appointed). He graduated from Shorter College in 1988 with a B.S. in social science. Now a social studies teacher at Flint River Academy, he is working on his masterís degree at Piedmont College. He resides in Zebulon, Georgia.