Stephanie Ford is an illustrator, educator, and Civil War enthusiast who has been a regular participant in reenactments since she was in high school. Ford gives presentations to reenactors and historical societies on a number of subjects, including sharpshooters, women’s roles in the war, dress in the nineteenth century, and frontier life in Texas. She also gives art presentations and workshops to artists’ guilds and schools.
Ford teaches high-school art and English in Texas and enjoys creating historically accurate Civil War-era clothing and battle flags. She annually volunteers her expert presentations to the Texas Historical Commission, the Vicksburg National Military Park, and the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site in Mexia, Texas. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Texas Art Education Association, Women Artists of the West, and the Twelfth Texas Artillery-Val Verde Battery and is a sponsor for the National Art Honor Society. She has received several awards for her Western art and is a signature member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists.
Dedicated to learning, Ford earned a bachelor of arts in history and art with a minor in writing from Stephen F. Austin State University. She also received a master of arts in teaching in education and English, as well as her teaching certification, from Texas Woman’s University. She lives with her husband, Bradley, in Silver City, Texas.