Photographer and author Shellee Graham curated her first Route 66 photo exhibition in 1992. Her images have since appeared in dozens of books and periodicals worldwide. Books she has authored or co-authored include Tales from the Coral Court, Route 66 Sightings, and Secret Route 66. She is co-producer of the award-winning documentary film Built for Speed: The Coral Court Motel, and has earned both the Wallis Award and the John Steinbeck Award for historic preservation. She lives with husband Jim Ross on old Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma.