Caroline Castillo Crimm is a retired professor of history from Sam Houston State University. She was born and brought up in Mexico City, Mexico and came to the United States in 1963, finishing her BA at the University of Miami, her MA at Texas Tech University before earning her Ph. D. from the University of Texas at Austin with Dr. Nettie Lee Benson in Latin American History. She taught on the high school level before starting at Sam Houston State University in 1992 where she won both local and state-wide teaching awards, including the prestigious Piper Award as one of the best teachers in Texas. She has published De León: A Tejano Family History (University of Texas Press, 2004), The Hoffman Collection: San Diego at the Turn of the Century , with Sara R. Massey (University of Texas Press, 2003) and Cabin Fever: The Roberts-Farris Cabin, A Campus, A Cabin, A Community, editor. (Texas Review Press, 2002). She has also published numerous introductions and chapters on Texas women, Blacks and Hispanics. As a retiree she is working on historical fiction novels that deal with Spanish and Mexican Texas during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.