The Bard of the Blanco, Ernie Lee, is a Texas award-winning poet from Canyon Lake, Texas. Ernie writes a continuing column in the Hill Country Sun magazine. He is a songwriter (BMI), storyteller, author, and poet of long standing in the region. Ernie is married and lives in Canyon Lake, Texas with his lovely wife Donna. Ernie’s debut fiction novel Aquasaurus, won the 2017 Texas Authors suspense novel of the year. His book of poetry, Where the Wild Rice Grows, was released in 2016. A second novel, Him, was released in 2018. The Search for Aquasaurus, a sequel to Aquasaurus, was released in 2019, and has been selected for the 2019 Box Excellence Finalist Award.
Ernie's music can be heard at www.reverbnation.com. He has published several technical and management books, along with shorter creative works in periodicals and local newspapers. Ernie has published technical professional books and academic guides related to public procurement for the University of Texas at Austin, and UT San Antonio.