About the Author
Jim Ross is a writer, photographer, and recognized authority on Route 66. He is the author of Oklahoma Route 66
, co-creator of The Route 66 Map Series
(with Jerry McClanahan), and is a co-founder of American Road
magazine. His photographs and articles have appeared in a wide array of books and periodicals, and he has served as a consultant to historians, preservationists, filmmakers, and journalists. He is a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award for historic preservation and a member of the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame. Jim lives on historic Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma.
Shellee Graham is one of the most widely known among roadside culture photographers. A graduate of Drake University, her work encompasses photography, art, historic preservation, and graphic design. She has authored two books, Return to Route 66 and Tales from the Coral Court. Shellee s work has appeared in regional, national, and international shows, and has been published in a multitude of books and other publications. In 2005 she became the 8th recipient of the John Steinbeck Award. Originally from West Des Moines, Iowa, she now lives in the Route 66 city of Chandler, Oklahoma.