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Five Minutes With Judy Gaman, Author, “Love, Life, & Lucille: Lessons Learned from a Centenarian”

by Leona Barr on May 4, 2020

When Judy Gaman met larger-than-life centenarian Lucille Fleming in Dallas, the award-winning author knew she had to write a book about their encounters. Fast forward, and today Gaman is the author of Amazon best-seller Love,...

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Five Minutes With Douglas A. Burton, Texas Author with a Wicked Hero Complex

by Leona Barr on April 7, 2020

Need a fascinating—and sometimes scandalous—escape novel to read while sheltering in place?  How about one that also supports a local Texas writer who, due to the current lockdowns, has had all book events and tours...

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#TXReads: Top Picks for Your Quarantine Reading List

by Leona Barr on March 24, 2020

Since it looks like we are going to be hunkered down at home over the next weeks, it’s time to update our TBRs. So, let's get reading! Who better to support than Texas authors and...

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Five Minutes With Ruby Walker, Formerly Depressed Teen

by Leona Barr on January 10, 2020

A book for people who hate self help... and themselves. Ruby Walker is an 18-year-old creative writing and art student at Trinity University in San Antonio. When Walker was 15, she went from a numb,...

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Texas Writers Month Revived to Celebrate 25 Years!

by Leona Barr on May 13, 2019

Texas Writers Month is back, just in time for the statewide event’s 25th anniversary. Begun in 1994 to support Texas authors and writers with book signings, readings, events and celebrations across the state, Texas Writers...

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Five Minutes With Welcome W. Wilson, Sr., Real Estate Mogul at 90

by Leona Barr on October 16, 2018

Welcome W. Wilson, Sr. has led a life that rivals any Texas tall tale. In his nine decades, he has accomplished things many people only dream of experiencing---in multiple arenas. Entrepreneur, entertainer, Navy man, public...

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A Texas-Sized Father’s Day Story, Inspired by Legendary Oilman

by Leona Barr on June 8, 2018

Glenn Patterson’s road to survival and success in the volatile and unpredictable modern age of petroleum began on the family ranch in Blackwell, Texas. Now, just in time for Father’s Day, Fort Worth resident and...