Quoting from her book Ragtime Refreshments
described below, Nora Hulse is a former professor of keyboard studies at Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO, is now retired to Lake Ozark, MO where she spends her days researching, performing and recording piano rags composed by women. In her teens she was introduced to ragtime in Cripple Creek, CO, later playing at Shakey's Pizza Parlors with her husband, banjoist Mark Hulse. She now performs with a classic jazz group, "The Roundhouse Rascals" and the "Turpin Tyme Ragsters". She appears at ragtime festivals and other venues presenting women's ragtime compositions and performs monthly on KOMU-TV live show Pepper and Friends as "Missouri's Queen of Ragtime".