James Conaway is author of the novel The Big Easy and many nonfiction works, including the memoir Memphis Afternoons and The Far Side of Eden, about environmental conflict in the Napa Valley. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and piedmont Virginia.
John H. Lawrence is director of museum programs for the Historic New Orleans Collection. He lives in New Orleans.
Steve Gross and Sue Daley are photographers whose books include Santa Fe: Houses and Gardens, Catskills Country Style, Old Houses, and Old Greenwich