#TXReads: Character Inspiration from Giants in Texas History and Literature

by Mark Zvonkovic on June 13, 2022

Mark Zvonkovic practiced law for 35 years at three multinational law firms in Houston and New York City. He has written three novels. His most recent, Belinda, a legal thriller, releases in June.   Character...

Five Minutes With YA Author, Houston’s Jess Elle

by Julie Tereshchuk on March 17, 2022

Texan Jess Elle is a prolific Black author and advocate for marginalized voices in both publishing and her community. The Young Adult (YA) fantasy novelist recently released Book 2 in her New York Times bestselling...

Five Minutes With Author and Visual Storyteller Deborah Cole

by Leean Vargas on March 8, 2022

Writer and visual storyteller Deborah Cole is on a personal mission. Her focus — diversity, equity and inclusion, specifically female empowerment. Not only is she a frequent speaker, Deborah Cole wears many hats as an...

Author of “The Wrong Woman,” Fort Worth’s Leanne Kale Sparks

by Bebe Brown on February 9, 2022

After a brief career in criminal law, Fort Worth resident Leanne Kale Sparks is returning to her first love—writing about murder and mayhem.  The backdrop of The Wrong Woman is the Rocky Mountains of Colorado,...

Must-See Events and Must-Read Books from our Favorite Texas Authors at the 2021 Texas Book Festival

by Leona Barr on October 21, 2021

I am over-the-top excited that it’s Texas Book Festival time again and, like many of you, I’m planning my weekend around the amazing in-person panel discussions and virtual author talks throughout the week!  This festival...

4 Must-See Virtual Texas Book Festival Sessions for Foodies

by Bebe Brown on October 12, 2021

Here's foodies news you can use! The 26th annual Texas Book Festival kicks off on October 23 and runs through October 31. For 2021, TBF features both virtual and in-person author appearances. With nearly 200...

Five Minutes With Texas Writer, Rancher, William Jack Sibley

by Leona Barr on September 15, 2021

Why is Texas so hard to “get” for people who don’t live here? Asking the question that has puzzled many others in the Lone Star State, is William Jack Sibley, a fifth-generation Texas rancher and...

Houston Author Ashley Winstead Reunites Secrets and Lies

by K. L. Romo on August 2, 2021

Welcome to Duquette University’s 10-year reunion, where things will go terribly wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong. In her debut novel, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife, Houston author Ashley Winstead explores how returning to a...