#TXPlaylist Vol. 10, Shakey Graves’ Lockdown Listening

by Shakey Graves with Leean Vargas on June 1, 2020

From the panhandle to the Permian basin, from the swamps to the plains, Texans have and always will keep it weird in their own ways.  Sure, being born and raised in Austin comes with its...

#TXReads: Texas Lawyer, Engineer, Leader, Mom and Author of “The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens”

by Lili Cardiff on May 27, 2020

This year, Texas Writer’s Month is being brought to you by the Author to Influencer Accelerator, a DIY book publicity membership community. Texas Writer’s Month is being celebrated a little differently this year due to...

Five Minutes With Texas Author Kathy L. Murphy, the Original Pulpwood Queen

by Gracie Watt on May 27, 2020

Kathy L. Murphy wears many hats and styles many heads as the Pulpwood Queen’s Book Club Reading Nation stays strong and active after 20 years.  Just two short decades ago, Murphy began a book club...

#TXReads: Five Minutes With Attica Locke, Author, Writer/Producer

by Leean Vargas on May 22, 2020

What better way to celebrate Texas Writers Month than to spotlight author, writer/producer and deep-rooted Texan, Attica Locke? From making up stories during road trips daydreamin’ in the back seat of the car, to writing...

#TXReads: Chad Zunker Hails the Homeless in “An Unequal Defense”

by K. L. Romo on May 20, 2020

Chad Zunker’s latest novel is akin to John Grisham’s “The Street Lawyer” as the Austin author wraps a thought-provoking legal thriller around the American homeless crisis. Intriguingly, "An Unequal Defense" (Thomas & Mercer), Zunker's second...

#TXReads: South Texas Author Says Take Time Off, Pursue a Slower Way of Life

by Lili Cardiff on May 14, 2020

Author and Texas lover John Fitch is easy to celebrate, however book lovers should definitely celebrate him during the month of May - Texas Writers Month. Texas Writers Month began in 1994 as an effort...

Five Minutes With Rafael Gonzales, Creator of Pandemic Lotería

by Gabi De la Rosa on May 7, 2020

Pandemic Lotería is perfect for your next quarantine game night. San Antonio native Rafael Gonzales was looking for a creative outlet while he was at home during quarantine with his wife and five-year-old daughter. Gonzales, a...

#TXReads: In May, Celebrate and Support Your Locals during Texas Writers Month, Y’all!

by Lili Cardiff on May 6, 2020

To celebrate Texas Writers Month, this week we are spotlighting Texas native, medical media expert, mother, award-winning author and board-certified family physician, Dr. Jill Grimes. Texas Writers Month began in 1994 as an effort to...

#TXReads: My Reading List | Clay Smith, San Antonio Book Festival Literary Director

by Bebe Brown on May 1, 2020

In celebration of the first day of Texas Writers Month, let’s hear it for Texas, for books and for those that write them.  As the kick-off to our month-long series highlighting the Lone Star State’s...