Beth Hadas is an independent editor in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For many years she was director of the University of New Mexico Press, where she is currently an advisory editor of the Literature and Medicine Series. Among the distinguished authors whose work she published there were Rudolfo Anaya, Keith Basso, Stanley Crawford, William deBuys, Dagoberto Gilb, Arturo Islas, Patricia Limerick, John Nichols, and Gary Soto.