L. Lloyd MacDonald, raised in the Big Bend Country of West Texas, has always been fascinated by Texas history. A well-respected attorney and writer, he served two years of active duty in the United States Air Force, based in Austin, Texas. Upon release from service, he soon became a successful lawyer, working as partner in two firms before opening his own as sole practitioner.
He devoted much time to community service, serving as chairman of the advisory board of the Salvation Army, president of the Rotary Club, member of the Midland Masonic Lodge, and counselor for Boy Scouts of America.
After a long career of penning legal pleadings, appellate briefs, and case summaries, MacDonald decided to document what had captivated his attention all along—a history of Tejanos, or Texans of Hispanic or Latin-American descent, in the Texas Revolution.
MacDonald graduated with a BBA and LLB from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In his spare time, he writes poetry, an occupation nurtured in high school, and handcrafts leather. He lives in Midland, Texas with his wife.