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Women’s Storybook Project Hosts Luncheon on National Love People Day

by Gracie Watt on September 28, 2020

Scary fact number one: 80% of incarcerated women in Texas are mothers. Scary fact number two: children of incarcerated parents are six to nine times more likely to someday be incarcerated themselves.  Luckily, the nonprofit...

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#TXReads: A Shootout with Big Pharma in Jon Land’s Latest, “Strong From the Heart”

by K. L. Romo on July 29, 2020

In this fast-paced narrative, readers race from the mysterious death of 286 citizens of a sleepy Texas border town to its tragic history from 100-years earlier, then leap to the current opioid crisis that has...

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: 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...

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...

#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...

Five Minutes With Jen Hatmaker, Author “7 Days of Christmas”

by Lisa Davis on November 13, 2019

Jen Hatmaker is a New York Times bestselling author, wife, mother of seven, podcast host, blogger, speaker and social experimenter. The Texas native was inspired by her book, “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess,” to...

Five Minutes With Kathryn Whitaker, Mom of 6 & “Live Big, Love Bigger” Author

by Lisa Davis on September 26, 2019

Kathryn Whitaker is a Dr Pepper super fan, Aggie-loving, Type A mom of six with a personality the size of Texas. As a native Texan, Whitaker's southern twang matches her Texas-sized sass. She met her husband...