Joe G. Bax lives in San Antonio with his wife, Michele. He graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's in American History and a Doctor of Jurisprudence, and from Texas A&M University with a master's in Southern History. He has written many nonfiction articles and two historical novels, "The General and Monaville, Texas" and "A Texas Destiny, the Saga Begins", and an adolescent memoir, "Meadowbrook, the Neighborhood that made me."He and his wife have two daughters, Brittani and Courtney (deceased). He retired from the practice of law in 1994 and returned to his agrarian roots as a rancher until 2012.