Jane Rushing

Jane Gilmore Rushing was born at Pyron, near Snyder, and spent most of her life in West Texas. She is author of six other novels. A distinguished alumna of Texas Tech University and a member of Texas Institute of Letters, she was also recipient of the LeBaron R. Barker Jr. Prize in 1975 for Mary Dove and the Texas Literary Award for Fiction in 1984 for Winds of Blame.