Bernard L. Fontana is the author of many articles and books, including Entrada: The Legacy of Spain and Mexico in the United States. He is also the author of Biography of a Desert Church: The Story of Mission San Xavier del Bac, which remains the standard source on the mission's history. Edward McCain is an award-winning photojournalist and landscape and art photographer. He has lectured on photography at universities and workshops across the country. Winner of the 2003 Arizona Highways magazine's Gold Award for Photographic Excellence, his work has appeared in such publications as Arizona Highways, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Sunset Magazine, and U.S. News and World Report.