FRANCIS EDWARD ABERNETHY was Regents Professor Emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, the executive secretary and editor of the Texas Folklore Society, the curator of exhibits for the East Texas Historical Association, and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. In addition to editing twenty-one Texas Folklore Society publications, he wrote Singin' Texas, Legends of Texas’ Heroic Age, and all three volumes of the Texas Folklore Society history, published by the University of North Texas Press.
Jerry Bryan Lincecum is Shoap Professor of English at Austin College and the author of Gideon Lincecum’s Sword, published by UNT Press.
Frances B. Vick is a longtime member of the Texas Folklore Society. She is the former director of the University of North Texas Press, and president of the Texas State Historical Association.