FRANCES BRANNEN VICK is retired director of the University of North
Texas Press. In retirement, she has co-authored Petra’s Legacy, winner
of the Coral Horton Tullis Award for the best book on Texas history and
Letters to Alice: Birth of the Kleberg–King Ranch Dynasty; and edited
Literary Dallas. She is past president of the Texas Institute of
Letters, Texas State Historical Association, The Philosophical Society
of Texas, and is a Fellow of the Texas Folklore Society and the Texas
State Historical Association. She lives in Dallas.