Anne Ellis came as a child to Rosita, Colorado a mining town outside Westcliffe. She was raised there and in the mining camps of the eastern San Juans. She wrote her autobiographical account of pioneer life in 19th century Colorado mining camps, THE LIFE OF AN ORDINARY WOMAN, in 1929.
ROBERT W. BLY is the Director of the Center for Technical Communication, a consulting firm that specializes in business communication and marketing. He has been a copywriter and consultant for more than twenty years, and is the author of more than forty-five books.