Authors Lynn Lasseter Drake and Richard A. Marconi both have strong ties to Palm Beach County. Drake is a historical researcher and genealogist specializing in southeast Florida pioneer history. She is also the author of Images of America: Jupiter. Marconi has been with the historical society since 1999, first as an intern and volunteer and now on staff as the education coordinator. Drake and Marconi have searched the society's nearly two million photographic images to bring life to the early history of West Palm Beach.