Writer and photographer Jim Ross is a leading authority on Route 66 and is the author or co-author of twelve books, including Oklahoma Route 66Route 66 Sightings, and Route 66 Crossings. He is a co-creator of the best-selling Route 66 Map Series and a co-founder of American Road magazine. Honors include both the John Steinbeck Award and Will Rogers Award for historic preservation, and the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Citation of Merit. He lives with wife Shellee Graham on old Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma.