Author photos by Anthony Scarlati
Eileen Sisk is the author of "BUCK OWENS: The Biography" (Chicago Review Press, 2010) and "HONKY-TONKS: Guide to Country Dancin' and Romancin'" (HarperCollinsWest, 1995).
Sisk contributed the Bakersfield/Central Valley, CA entry to the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World and has worked at such newpapers as The Tennessean (2000-2008), The Washington Post (1982-1992), and The Las Vegas Review-Journal (1978-1981). A member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors, her work has appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, American Cowboy, and Nevada magazine.
Honors include being a subject of biographical record in Who's Who in the World, 2007-2010; Who's Who in America, 2006-2012; Who's Who of American Women, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11; Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1997-98 and 1995-96; four awards of excellence from the Society of News Design, 1990 and 1992; and four merit of awards for black and white photography from the Pro Show, Long Beach, Calif., 1978.
A native Nevadan, Sisk grew up in Las Vegas, attended high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, and college in Southern and Northern California. She also has lived in Maryland and Virginia but calls Tennessee home.