Joe Holley has worked for newspapers in Washington, D.C., Houston, San Antonio, and San Diego. His articles have appeared in Texas Monthly and the Columbia Journalism Review, and he is the author of Hometown Texas, Hurricane Season, My Brother’s Keeper, and Slingin’ Sam, a biography of football hero Slingin’ Sammy Baugh. His honors include the Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award, the Headliner’s Award, the Jim Lehrer Award, the Stanley Walker Journalism Award, and the PEN West Journalism Award. He is on the staff of the Houston Chronicle, where he serves on the editorial board and writes a weekly column. He lives in Austin, Texas.