Anita Musgrove (Brandon, MS) comes from a long line of great home cooks and grew up cooking for her family. She is author of the State Back Road Restaurants Cookbook Series which currently includes four editions: Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes, Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes, Tennessee Back Road Restaurant Recipes and Texas Back Road Restaurant Recipes. This series was a natural for Anita who has always loved to travel by car along the back roads of the United States. She and her husband of 45 years logged thousands of miles traveling together eating at many locally owned restaurants. After losing him to cancer, she decided the best way to pay homage to that memory is to produce a series of cookbooks promoting the best back road restaurants for those who also enjoy traveling. With four successful editions in print and the Missouri edition coming soon, Anita has found her new calling. Anita, who was born in Bessemer, Alabama, currently lives in Brandon, Mississippi, and has two children and five grandchildren. She still enjoys traveling by car with her new traveling partner, grandson Nic. She also enjoys family, cooking, and crocheting.