Chris Enss is an author, scriptwriter and comedienne who has written for television and film, and performed on cruise ships and on stage. In 1995 she co-wrote and voiced one-minute vignettes on gold rush history for KNCO radio in Grass Valley, California. She then went on to produce an audiotape about the Yuba Donner Scenic Byway for the Tahoe National Forest, which led to her first book with Globe Pequot, With Great Hope: Women of the California Gold Rush, published in 2000. Her second book, Love Untamed: Romances of the Old West, was released by Globe Pequot in June 2002. Gilded Girls: Women Entertainers of the Old West was issued in May 2003, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon: Women Soldiers, was published in 2004.
Howard Kazanjian is an award-winning producer and entertainment executive who has been producing feature films and television programs for more than twenty-five years. While vice president of production for Lucasfilm Ltd., he produced two of the highest grossing films of all time: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He also managed production of another top-ten box-office hit, The Empire Strikes Back. Some of his other notable credits include The Rookies, Demolition Man, and the two-hour pilot and first season of J.A.G.
In 2004 Enss and Kazanjian published another Globe Pequot book, Happy Trails: A Pictorial Celebration of the Life and Times of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.