Martha and Wilson Franklin continue to run the legendary Western goods company founded by his grandfather M.L. Leddy in San Angelo, Texas, in 1922. Known particularly for the multi-stepped creation of hand made boots and saddles that are cherished by ranchers and royalty, celebrities and collectors, M.L. Leddy’s store in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square has become a destination; the bright neon boot in front, an icon.
John DeMers is a well-known food writer and cultural critic. He has written 50 books, as well as several plays and two Texas-set musicals. His “Delicious Mischief” radio show runs weekly in Houston, Austin and Dallas, and he writes for several online and print magazines. He lives in Houston, Austin and Marfa.
A third generation professional photographer, Mike Marvins has traveled Big Bend with a backpack, by car and on horseback for over twenty years. He has a long affiliation with Fotofest, Houston Center for Photography and The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Limited edition portfolios of his Big Bend photography have been acquired by major museums in Texas. He lives in Houston, Texas.