Donald Ball is a native of Middle Tennessee and holds a BS degree (1970) in history from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and a MA degree (1977) in anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Don currently serves as editor of two regional journals, Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology and The Millstone: Journal of the Kentucky Old Mill Association. He is also editor of Stone Age Man in the Middle South and Other Writings by William Edward Myer, published in 2014. See Donald Ball's author page here.
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Donald Brown is an advanced journalism professor at the University of Alabama. For 15 years, he was the senior editor of the Tuscaloosa News and Florence Times Daily. He was also the editor of Birmingham Magazine for 11 years. He and his wife live in Tuscaloosa, Ala. See Donald Brown's author page here.
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Ian W. Brown
Ian W. Brown is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama and Curator of Gulf Coast Archaeology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. As one of the foremost scholars of salt archaeology in North America, Ian recently has turned his expertise and enthusiasm to salt production sites throughout the world. Read more about Ian W. Brown here.
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As a freshman in 2008, Thomas Fellows only attended The University of Alabama for a total of 10 days… Despite the brevity of his time at the University, he'd never forget the words that James Goodlet, a 27-year-old college Presbyterian minister said to him one day. The day was bid day for sororities, the most exciting day of the year except for Alabama-Auburn football game day. He was shocked when James told him that this was the saddest day of the year. There was so much excitement, so much joy for those getting a bid from their respective sororities. James told him to think about another group of girls though—the ones who were not chosen at all. In a two-minute sequence of time, James taught Thomas what he needed to hear most—to crawl into another person’s skin and walk around in it.
Bill Fitts is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, graduated from Princeton University, and has made his living as a sailor, salesman, underwriter, account executive, accountant, systems administrator, information specialist, and, now, professional writer. Prior to returning to Tuscaloosa in 1989, Bill lived in Florida, the Panama Canal Zone, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Georgia. Read more about Bill Fitts here.
Before becoming a children’s author, Vikki Grodner spent her life exploring many creative outlets. Currently she is building a lifestyle brand that examines the connection between home, family and place. But she has attempted to have her largest impact in her familial role and capture those relationships in her writing.
Susan D. Lambert
Susan Lambert is a retired physician who specialized in Occupational Medicine and served as the Head of that department at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, California, for 25 years. She is now enjoying quilting, traveling, and especially, singing with the Contra Costa Chorale in the Bay Area. Clarence the Clam is her first book but not her last! She spent many happy years living in Greenwich, CT, where this book takes place. Read more about Susan D. Lambert here.
Jana O’Brien began writing short stories at just nine years old. Her love for reading inspired her to write her own stories, and before long, poetry and song lyrics. She has recently begun work in screenwriting. Although she loves writing most anything, she discovered her calling as a novelist in 2014. Her passion for history is often expressed in her writing. In addition to her work as an author, Jana works in the film industry with several acting credits, as well as credits as an assistant director and script supervisor.
Born in Dallas, Texas to a military family, Jana moved all over the U.S. in her youth, but was raised primarily in the Southeast—the setting for much of her work. Jana currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with her children. See Jana O'Brien's author page here
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David Thomas Rogers
Tom Rogers is a retired biology professor from The University of Alabama. He earned his B.A. from Huntingdon College, M.S. in zoology, and Ph.D. in ecology from The University of Georgia. He has authored thirty papers in various research journals, and has been an invited participant at natural resource conferences in Honduras and Guatemala. In addition, he has been a sponsored lecturer to the biology faculty at La Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala. In 1988, Tom was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from Huntingdon College. See Tom Roger's author page here.