Wilber Caldwell is an independent writer and photographer who lives in the mountains of north Georgia. After a long career in the music industry, he began to actively indulge a variety of interests, including history, architecture, photography, philosophy, and food. In addition to Searching for the Dixie Barbecue, he has also written Cynicism and the Evolution of the American Dream, a work of social criticism, and The Courthouse and the Depot: The Architecture of Hope in an Age of Despair, a study of railroad expansion and its effect on public architecture in the rural South from 1833 to 1910.