Bill O’Neal

The author of nearly 50 books, Bill O’Neal became Texas state historian in 2012. His next books will be about Sam Houston as a leader (for University of North Texas Press) and Texas gunslingers (for Arcadia Publishing). Although he retired as a history professor at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, he continues to teach at the college periodically. His honors include being named the “Best Living Nonfiction Writer” by this magazine and receiving the NOLA award for his 2004 book, The Johnson County War.