Tommy Joe lives in Biloxi, Mississippi. He gives live performances in the area and records his stories for WVMI-AM. He is also Chairman of Fundraising for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society, having been diagnosed with the disease in 1986. A portion of the proceeds of the book will go to that group for direct patient care. Tommy Joe has produced five audiotapes and one video.
Don Maters is an artist and teacher who lives in Gulfport, Mississippi. His illustrations have a refreshing down-to-earth realism and wit.