I support legislation to enforce the use of the Oxford comma. By day, I work as an academic reference librarian. By night, I read, write, and practice (with mixed success) the craft of bookbinding. I live in Texas with my husband and a house full of rescue animals.
I have written on American history and golden-age Hollywood. My books include the prize-winning volume Trading in Santa Fe (SMU Press 1996), and Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner’s Correspondence from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey (SMU Press 2010), both co-edited with the late David J. Weber; and Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen (2002), for the University of Mississippi Press’s Hollywood Legends series. I am presently seeking my voice as a writer of mystery fiction.