Marian Martinello, now retired from the University of Texas at San Antonio, developed the Interdisciplinary Studies degree and teacher certification program there. She was UTSA’s first Minnie Stevens Piper Professor in 1982. Her previous book, The Search for Emma’s Story, was published in 1987. Martinello, the author of several education texts, lives in San Antonio.
Samuel P. Nesmith, who collaborated with Dr. Martinello, was curator at the Alamo in San Antonio and researcher and curator at the Institute of Texan Cultures. He is now director of the Texas Museum of Military History.