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Ed Mergele has lived in Kendall County, Texas for over 50 years. Born in New Braunfels, he attended Texas Military Institute and Blinn College before serving three years of Navy/CG combat duty in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II. He majored in History at the University of Texas at Austin, and was a staff writer for the first Handbook of Texas at UT. After retiring he earned his Ph.D. in History. He has published many military and southwest historical narrative books, newspaper articles, and short stories. Ed married his wife of 69 years, Mary Lou (Proctor), when he was recalled to the U. S. Navy for the Korean War. They are both descendants of Republic of Texas and British Colonial America immigrants and pioneers.
Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, the Magnus Chase series and the Trials of Apollo. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.
Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 39 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.