Cindy Eppes

Cindy Eppes grew up as part of a ranching family in the mesquite country along the Rio Grande. She teaches eighth-grade Spanish, operates a small architectural cast-iron business, and takes frequent trips back to south Texas to "ride shotgun in helicopters flying three feet over the backs of stubborn cattle." Eppes lives with her husband in Fairfield, Texas, and "South of Reason" is her first novel.