- Barbara Matthews Benge, Author -
Barbara Matthews Benge graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Panhandle State University in Goodwill, Oklahoma. She then taught math for the Clayton Municipal School System in northeastern New Mexico for twenty-three years. After retiring, she and her husband of fifty-one years, Phillip Benge, moved to Texas, where she currently takes care of her elderly mother, is active in her church, and is an avid power walker.
- Jo Beth Vigil-Price, Illustrator -
Artist Jo Beth Vigil-Price received her fine arts education from Hardin-Simmons University and North Texas State University. She went on to earn a bachelor
of science degree in special education from Eastern New Mexico University and to teach for nineteen years at Texline Independent School District in Texas. Married to Carl Price, Jo Beth is a lifelong resident of Clayton, New Mexico, where she operates the historic Hotel Eklund with her sister and brother-in-law.