Hilton likes researching and writing about little-known heroic pioneers of our country, who went about their lives without distinguishment for their brave deeds. These individuals were dauntless in spirit and resolution, perceiving it an honor to serve God, country and family and finding happiness in their simple, though often difficult, life. Often, their story is filled with valor and is as adventurous and inspiring as is that of our famous American heroes. Evelyn Gill Hilton, born in Baytown, Texas, holds a B.A. and a Master of Education Degree from Sam Houston and Sul Ross Universities and has taught in Texas public schools for twenty-six years. She and her husband, Bob, have three children, Steven, Suzanne and David, who are now grown. When Evelyn and Bob retired she found time to pursue her hobbies of painting and writing at their country home between Brownwood and Bangs, Texas. When she is not researching, writing or drawing illustrations for her books, she is enjoying her six grandchildren or traveling with her husband. Hilton likes writing for young people because "they are the future of our country and need all of the historical inspiration and moral guidance that we can give them." Kidnapped by Pirates is the first book of her Texas Trails Series and Annabelle and the Great Galveston Hurricane is the second. The third book, The Old 300 Wagontrain Kids, will be out in 2011. All of Hilton's books can be purchased from your favorite bookstore, Trafford Publishing Company, or from Hilton's own website, www.TexasTrailsBooks.com.