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, is available through Aim-Hi Books, and through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. His book of poetry, Where the Wild Rice Grows, is scheduled for release in August 2016. A second novel, Him, is scheduled for release in December 2016. In 2017, Ernie will publish the sequel to his first novel entitled the Search for Aquasaurus.

Ernie's music can be heard at 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.