Bio: Lee Roy Williams has been married to Lola Faye for fifty-six years. They have children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, Perkins School of Theology, and Writers Digest Novel and Short Story Course, and is the author of novels, short stories, poems and a couple of articles.
Lee Roy is an ordained Methodist pastor (technically retired, but still pastor a small church), and has been a teacher in Texas Public Schools, a factory laborer, a construction project manager, and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict. He grew up on a small sandhill farm in South Central Texas, and graduated from high school in a class of 12. He is serious about his faith, an avid reader, a theology, history, geography, sociology, archeology, and anthropology buff, a nut for anything about the American southwest. He says, "I'm wild about Lola, love my children, dote on my grandchildren, am ga-ga about my great-grandchildren, and am proud of my heritage as a sixth-generation Anglo-Texican."
Will Ballard fought for the South, but he's not ready to go home when he walks away from Appomattox. Old wounds still fester and only time will heal them. He joins a wagon train heading West, and finds a ready-made family. When events drive him away, he becomes a cowpuncher, just in time to fight land grabbers and a rancher who figures his land is more important than men's lives. Before he can make up his mind to go home, he's got himself a job building a railroad. All goes well until the carpet... more info>>