Marda Burton is a native of Laurel, Mississippi, who has lived in the French Quarter of New Orleans since 1986. She is a freelance writer/photographer of hundreds of magazine and newspaper features, travel editor and feature writer for Veranda Magazine, and a has contributed essays and short stories to several anthologies.
Dr. Kenneth Holditch is Research Professor Emeritus of American Literature at the University of New Orleans, where he taught for thirty-two years. A native of Mississippi, he is the founding editor of the Tennessee Williams Journal and author of numerous published short stories, poems, and essays. He is also the coauthor of Tenessee Williams and the South and gives literary walking tours of the French Quarter.