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DEAR Texas Radio

DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Texas Radio has its roots with KWVH 94.1 FM Wimberley Valley Radio where we began to produce an hour of entertainment and education by introducing the listener to Texas Authors and their books.  We had great success with getting people to learn about our authors, we broke the show into a half hour segment and added it to SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and other streaming services. 

The show is co-Hosted by a variety of personalities whom each are authors, thus giving them the insight and understanding needed to draw out information from the guest to make the show more enjoyable and easy to listen to.

 

Below are the past show line-ups and the links to hear each show.

 

Show Broadcast February 23, 2017 Show 119

Recording Date February 23, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Eileen Hult

 

Eileen Hult

Author

Eileen Santangelo Hult is a teacher with 25 years of teaching experience in New York, Wisconsin and Texas. In 2008, she received her National Board Teacher Certification . Mrs. Hult taught for 12 years in Clear Creek Independent School District, League City, Texas and is a resident of Houston. As an adjunct at the University of Houston Clear Lake, Mrs. Hult taught “Reading Development in Young Children.”

She was cited in Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2005. She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Business Administration.

 

 

Show Broadcast February 22, 2017 Show 118

Recording Date February 22, 2017 @ 2 PM

Click here to listen to Rhonda Brinkman

 

Rhonda Brinkman

Author

Rhonda Brinkmann writes both fiction and nonfiction. She authors and publishes an e-series titled Speed Rede: Tips to a Fuller Life and has written articles for a variety of online and printed publications. She owns a freelance writing and editing business called Wordsmiths4u where she works in collaboration with authors, other writers and editors, and subject matter experts to develop content and polish written materials. She particularly enjoys working with academic manuscripts, start-up businesses, and fledgling authors. Rhonda’s background includes more than ten years of technical editing experience, nonfiction and educational writing, and publication in national, regional, and local publications. Under the pen name Rosalee Richland, she writes the Darla King Mystery Series with coauthor Cyndi Riccio, and she is finishing up the first novel in a new series which should debut in 2017.

 

 

Show Broadcast February 21, 2017 Show 117

Recording Date February 21, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Gary Roe

 

Gary Roe

Author

My story began with mixed messages, childhood sexual abuse, and numerous other losses. When my life began to unravel as a teen, another family took me in and changed the trajectory of my life. My healing journey began.

Eager to help others heal and grow, my heart turned outward. Over the next three decades, I served as a campus minister, a missionary in Japan, an entrepreneur in Hawaii, and a pastor. I'm currently work as a writer, speaker, and hospice chaplain.

 

 

Show Broadcast February 16, 2017 Show 116

Recording Date February 16, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Kenneth Ingle

 

Kenneth Ingle

Author

I quit the business world to start writing. Believe me, even with all the letters, reports and whatever I'd written, none had prepared me for writing novels. You have to work to learn the craft.

I have eleven novels published, science fiction, seven, and four mystery. There are four SF in the que for publishing. In addition, five SF are on audio and two more will soon be available. span>

 

 

Show Broadcast February 9, 2017 Show 115

Recording Date February 9, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Roxanne Burkey

 

Roxanne Burkey

Author

Roxanne has two passions – working with technology and writing. She enjoys working to drive optimized customer experiences with technology in her role with a high-tech manufacturer. Texas is home for her and her family. When time permits Rox likes gardening, hiking, sewing, refinishing antiques, exploring, wine-tasting, and traveling. She loves to listen to people which often results in odd treasures that come to life in her stories.

 

 

Show Broadcast February 8, 2017 Show 114

Recording Date February 8, 2017 @ 2 PM

Click here to listen to Ann Noble
 

Ann Noble

Author

I am a military wife, mother of three, grandmother of three, and we have moved 17 times in our almost 51 years of marriage. My husband retired a colonel in the USAF, and our life in the military was enjoyable but for two year-long remotes when the children and I stayed at home. I am a teacher, and have taught grades 1 - 8 in my career. As we would move, I would substitute to get know, get hired where they needed a teacher, teach a few years, and then we were transferred. I love tennis, and have taught tennis in summer camps. We went on a family cruise in August, 2015, celebrating our 50th anniversary, and the picture on my book cover was taken on that cruise when they served us our decorated dessert. Who knew that snapshot would end up on a book cover.

 

 

Show Broadcast February 2, 2017 Show 113

Recording Date February 2, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to McKinney Book Festival
 

McKinney Square Book Festival

June 3, 2017

During the McKinney Square Book Festival, a live web feed will take place spot lighting each author and the events taking place.

 

 

Show Broadcast February 1, 2017 Show 112

Recording Date February 1, 2017 @ 2 PM

Click here to listen to Mia London
 

Mia London

Author

Hello!

I love to write!

I've been reading fiction for years and finally decided that the images and scenes floating around in my head needed to make it to paper.

I'm a huge fan of romance, highly optimistic, and wildly faithful to the HEA (happily ever after). I'm inspired by most anything around me. And my biggest obstacle is not having enough time to get it all down on paper (or my computer, as the case may be).

 

 

Show Broadcast January 31, 2017 Show 111

Recording Date January 31, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Krystal A Linder
 

Krystal A Linder

Author

Krystal began writing short stories at age 10. She currently lives in the Austin, Texas area with her husband, their son, and a labpit mix named "T-N-T".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 26, 2017 Show 110

Recording Date January 26, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Jeri Lynn Stone
 

Jeri Lynn Stone

Author

I live in a small Arkansas town with my dear husband of thirty-eight years. My husband and I love to camp. We live in the center of four beautiful lakes and each are within twenty-five miles from our home. There's nothing more peaceful than watching a beautiful sunset's reflection glimmer off the lake's water. We're also into antique cars. My husband restored a 1936 Chevy pickup and a 1955 Chevy car. Both were rust buckets when he began. We go to antique car shows when we have the time. I love writing Romance Novels. I've been writing for about twelve years, now. I'm currently working on my fourth novel and my 2nd Short Story in the TARA series. Thank you for visiting with me. Come back often. Best wishes, Jerlyn Stone writing as Jeri Lynn Stone - Mystery and JR Stone - Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 25, 2017 Show 109

Recording Date January 25, 2017 @ 2 PM

Click here to listen to Angela Brasher
 

Angela Brasher

Author

When Angie Brashear isn't working or taking care of her family, she writes. Usually at night after her kids fall asleep. She's a fan of speculative fiction and an avid runner, both of which perplex her football-loving, nonfiction-reading husband. Saved in her early twenties, Angie is grateful for the Lord's presence in all aspects of her life. She is originally from Rockland, Maine and currently resides in Cameron, Texas with her husband and three children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 24, 2017 Show 108

Recording Date January 24, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Penny Richards
 

Penny Richards

Author

Penny Richards is the author of 39 books for various imprints at Harlequin, Silhouette and Harper Paperbacks. She recently signed a 3-book contract, adding Kensington Books as her newest publisher. Her books have made many bestseller lists and she has been nominated for, or won, many industry awards including the Romance Writers of America RITA in the Inspirational category, a Lifetime Achievement award from Romantic Times magazine for Eden, book four of the Calloway Corners series, and Storyteller of the Year. She currently writes Love Inspired historical romances for Harlequin. Her first historical mystery, An Untimely Frost, Book One in the Lilly Long Mystery series, will be an August release from Kensington Books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 19, 2017 Show 107

Recording Date January 19, 2017 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Maryann Miller
 

Maryann Miller

Award Winning Author

The true mark of successful storytelling is the ability to hold an audience captive. Maryann Miller mastered that art as a child by recounting wild tales to her family who couldn't escape unless they wanted to forfeit dinner. From that modest beginning, she refined her craft and established a professional writing career, placing feature articles and short stories in national and regional publications.

 

Miller went on to write books, screenplays and stage plays. Her mystery, Open Season, is the first book in a new series that features two women homicide detectives in Dallas. Think "Lethal Weapon" set in Dallas with female leads. It has received rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal. The second book in the series, Stalking Season, also received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 18, 2017 Show 106

Recording Date January 18, 2017 @ 2 PM

Click here to listen to David N Walker
 

David N Walker

Author

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot, a would-be Nashville star, and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states.

He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers’ groups. His books, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats. See information about both of these by clicking “Books” above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 17, 2017 Show 105

Recording Date January 17, 2017 @ 7 PM

 

B Alan Bourgeois & Book Festival Network

The New Age of Book Festivals

To work closely with Authors and Book Festivals to create a balance that enhances the experience for both parties. 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 12, 2017 Show 104

Recording Date January 12, 2017 @ 7 PM

 

Kimberly Packard

Award Winning Author

Kimberly Packard began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Her first story about a forgotten, one-eyed teddy bear received rave reviews from her fourth grade teacher, and from there her love for the written word only grew. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 15 years.

Kimberly is Vice President of her writers group, Greater Fort Worth Writers. When she isn't writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Jerome the cat and a 72-pound lap dog named Charlie. Phoenix is her first novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 11, 2017 Show 103

Recording Date January 11, 2017 @ 2 PM

Click here to listen to Jan Sikes
 

Jan Sikes

Award Winning Author

Multi-Award winning author, Jan Sikes, began her writing journey around the age of eight.

Primarily, the stories she writes are true stories about the journey of two people moving through adversity in order to grow and learn to become better humans. She believes with all her heart, there is something worth sharing in these stories. Bits and pieces of wisdom, hard-learned lessons and above and beyond all, love…True love that you read about in fiction stories…and yet this is truth. The old saying, truth is stranger than fiction fits these stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast January 10, 2016 Show 102

Recording Date January 10, 2016 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Joyce Shaugnessy
 

Joyce Shaughnessy

Author

The author lives in West Texas with her husband, Dennis, who is a physician. They have two daughters and four granddaughters.

Joyce has written and published four adult books and one children's book.

Her latest book is "The Gryffon Master, Curse of the Lich King" a fantasy tale co-written by four amazing authors. It is an adult fantasy centering around two men, a Viking and an Arab, who suddenly find themselves thrust into a magical and terrible world of liches, trolls, and dragons. They must work together, aided by a small band of helpers who wish to rid their land from the evil which holds it captive. The two men find that they must fulfill a destiny which unfolds before them. The story is full of action and surprising twists at every turn.

"Mr. Grumpy Lizard Meets the Giggling Girls" is written for ages 5-8. Her Majesty, Queen Craggy Crocodile, sends Mr. Grumpy Lizard to meet the four Human cousins and eventually makes them the Official Ambassadors of Happiness. The book is written with her four granddaughters as characters. Dennis Shaughnessy, the author's husband, illustrates the book with watercolor. It is a fun read for children of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast December 6, 2016 Show 101

Recording Date December 6, 2016 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Aaron Zook
 

Aaron Zook

YA Author

Aaron—author, coach, speaker, ghostwriter, and entrepreneur—thrives on a challenging life filled with ministering to and mentoring others. Aaron’s published works are The Secrets of the Castle, The Salt Mines Mystery , and The Phantom of the Fortress . Aaron has produced on work as a ghostwriter called My Dad, The Hero.

 

Here are a few fun facts:

Aaron loves playing guitar, singing, running, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. “Activity sparks creativity,” he says. “I enjoy God’s creation and glorifying Him.”

 

Current organizations and positions include: Officers’ Christian Fellowship Fort Hood Coordinator and Bible Study Leader; President, Military Officers’ Association of America (MOAA), Central Texas Chapter; and member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and Texas Authors, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast December 1, 2016 Show 100

Recording Date December 1, 2016 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to B Alan Bourgeois
 

B Alan Bourgeois

Award Winning Author

Alan will be talking about the future of Texas Authors, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports and markets Texas Authors.  In addition, he will talk about DEAR Texas and the Texas Authors Institute of History, two non-profits that he also created to support Texas Authors, reading and writing programs in Texas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast November 29, 2016 Show 99

Recording Date November 29, 2016 @ 7 PM

Click here to listen to Jeannie B Hawkins
 

Jeannie B Hawkins

Author

Jeannie Braxton Hawkins grew up in the quiet, small town of Checotah, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of four children. Jeannie was inspired at an early age to write fiction novels, by her Mother, who always encouraged her to use her imagination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast November 23, 2016 Show 98

Recording Date November 23, 2016 @ 2 PM

Click here to listen to Short Stories by Texas Authors
 

Texas Authors

Award Winning Authors

A Thanksgiving Day treat for our listeners.  Texas authors will be reading their award winning short story that appears in the book "Short Stories by Texas Authors".  This is the second volume of this book with the proceeds benefiting the DEAR Texas literacy programs.  You can purchase the book here: http://books.txauthors.com/product-p/tass2.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast November 17, 2016 Show 97

Recording Date November 17, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

Denise Bryson

Author

Denise is an ordained Elder. She likes to encourage people to pursue their dreams, and the purpose that God has for their life. Denise is the founder and CEO of Denise Bryson Ministries and The Total U Enrichment Center. Denise Bryson Ministries is a God inspired ministry to promote prosperity of the soul to a closer walk with GOD, through teaching, prayer, writing and evangelism. The Total U Enrichment Center which is in its infant stage is a nonprofit organization that helps to enrich children, teens and young adults to reach Wholeness, Wellness, Wisdom (education) and Wealth. 

Denise Bryson AKA (KnecieB) is the radio host of “It’s A Different Show” on www.blogtalkradio.com. The Broadcast can be heard on the internet –by logging into Blog Talk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com or by using the Guest call in # 1-347-826-9658 at the following days and time. Show times are Thursday – 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 AM August 2nd 2014, 4th Sunday 5:00 to 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast November 15, 2016 Show 96

Recording Date November 15, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

Virginia H Sampson

Award Author

Virginia Hunter Sampson has been a single mother to four children, ranging in ages from 17 to 32, for most of their lives, a full time caregiver for a terminally ill husband, victim of spousal abuse, parent to two adolescents addicted to alcohol and drugs, divorcee, step mother, widow, breadwinner, attorney, judge and seeker of spirituality. She had a very modest and traditional upbringing in the Midwestern United States. She has a BA in philosophy and a J.D. degree. In the course of her legal career she has been a litigation attorney and a judge. Virginia currently practices elder law in Austin, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast November 10, 2016 Show 95

Recording Date November 10, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

R Shawn McBride

Author

R. Shawn McBride (born Ronald Shawn McBride; September 27, 1977) is a corporate business attorney, certified public accountant, CEO, author, consultant and public speaker. Shawn was Born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1977 to Mr. Ronald Joe McBride and Mrs. Tamara McBride. R. Shawn McBride is the founder and Managing Member of the R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC, formed April 4, 2012. The R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC is a boutique business-focused firm with offices in Dallas, Texas and New York, New York.

Shawn is licensed as a CPA in Maryland and Texas.

R. Shawn McBride is a public speaker. He has spoken nationwide at over 80 speaking events since 2012. R. Shawn McBride is the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of McBride For Business, LLC. McBride For Business, LLC offers professional services. McBride for Business, LLC was formed in Texas on April 19, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast November 8, 2016 Show 94

Recording Date November 8, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

James R Callan

Author

After a successful career in mathematics and computer science, receiving grants from the National Science Foundation and NASA, and being listed in Who’s Who in Computer Science and Two Thousand Notable Americans, James R. Callan turned to his first love—writing. He has had four non-fiction books published. He now concentrates on his favorite genre, mystery/suspense. His eleventh book is scheduled to be published in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast November 2, 2016 Show 93

Recording Date November 2, 2016 @ 2 PM

 

Kathy Haueisen

Author
Kathy (Officially Kathryn M.) Haueisen grew up near Cleveland, along Lake Erie. She earned a degree in journalism at Bowling Green State University, where she met her future husband. Their two adult daughters have grown the family to include eight delightful young people. Since earning a Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary in 1985 she has been serving the Lutheran church community in a variety of settings.

Her published works includes articles for magazines and newspapers about family life, travel, history, devotions and fascinating people. She's published thee books and edited two others. She and her husband live in Houston, TX.

Her HowWiseThen.com blog is about people and programs that make contributions to the common good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast November 1, 2016 Show 92

Recording Date November 1, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

Mike Willingham

Author
Willingham was in the navy, he was an award-winning cartoonist. His strip "All in a Daze Work" was highly acclaimed aboard his carrier vessel. He currently lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife and is working on more adventures for Charlie Phillips.p>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 26, 2016 Show 91

Recording Date October 26, 2016 @ 2 PM

 

Jeff Dawson

Author
Mr. Dawson was involved in the road construction business for over twenty-five years. He endured great highs and lows: fathered three children, went through a divorce, two failed business ventures, bankruptcy, multiple surgeries and a reunification with his high school sweetheart, Debbie, who he would kiss goodbye for the last time seven months later.

His last surgery in 2010 forced him to temporarily exit the construction industry. With one career behind him, he ventured into a new one—writing. The first stories he wrote are real life scenarios dealing with losing loved ones to cancer: his partner, father and Debbie. These works are both honest and heart-warming. He holds nothing back as he allows readers to look deep into the psyche of one who has loved and lost so much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 25, 2016 Show 90

Recording Date October 25, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

Larry Farmer

Author
Born in Harlingen, Texas, on October 7, 1948, where I grew up on a cotton farm. I graduated from Harlingen High School in 1966. I have two degrees from Texas A&M. I served both as a United States Marine, and also in the Peace Corps. I lived abroad almost twenty years, mostly in Europe, and travelled around the world. I returned to Texas in time to raise my children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 20, 2016 Show 89

Recording Date October 20, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

Patty Wiseman

Award Winning Author
Patty Wiseman is an award winning author of An Unlikely Arrangement, An Unlikely Beginning, and An Unlikely Conclusion, a romantic, historical suspense series she calls the Velvet Shoe Collection, published by Desert Coyote Productions. The third in the series was released in spring of 2013.
 
After 24 years working as an administrative assistant to a financial advisor, Mrs. Wiseman is now retired and devoting her time to her writing career. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 19, 2016 Show 88

Recording Date October 19, 2016 @ 2 PM

 

Joe Kilgore

Author
Before he wrote novels and short stories, Joe Kilgore created television, radio, newspaper and magazine advertising for some of the world’s largest corporations. Over the years his commercials and ads have been honored with local, regional, national and international awards. He has created and produced advertising in the USA, England, France, Holland, Brazil, New Zealand, Austrailia, Mexico and Saudi, Arabia. A Texan by birth and the father of three, Joe currently resides in Austin with his wife, Claudia, an accomplished artist. Also on hand is their their French Bulldog, assorted cats, plus uninvited squirrels, geese and deer who frequently wander by. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 13, 2016 Show 87

Recording Date October 13, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

Jaime Perez

Author
Jaime Perez is a graduate of the University of Texas-Pan American as well as the University of North Texas-Denton. Formerly a high school English teacher, he is currently a public school librarian in South Texas. Through You is his first published work and is likely to be his most personal work being that it is based on a true story. Currently, Perez continues to reside in his birthplace of McAllen, Texas.div>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 12, 2016 Show 86

Recording Date October 12, 2016 @ 2 PM

 
 

B Alan Bourgeois

Author/Director/Founder
Four lovable characters that enjoy reading so much, they have become Super Hero's.  In this episode you learn about each character and what their abilities are.  Listeners will also learn what the future holds for these characters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 11, 2016 Show 85

Recording Date October 11, 2016 @ 7 PM

 

Annabeth P Gambrell

Author

Born in Texas, Annabeth Penelope Gambrell started writing at an early age. In 2000, she began writing fanfiction and posted it to the internet. her stories, though often not canon, were received well. Her stories on Fanfiction.net have 100,000+ hits to date and she has fans in over 50 countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 6, 2016 Show 84

Recording Date October 6, 2016

 
 

Art DeAscentis

Author/Rev.

Art DeAscentis was born in San Gabriel, California and spent all of his childhood in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. He went to High School at Artesia High School in Lakewood, California from 1979-1982. In was in his 10th Grade year of High School that something happened that would change the direction of his life. During this time he was very confused about life in general, he had become mixed up on drugs and his future looked grim. In the most difficult time in his life he reached out to God and God changed his life, he was born again of the Water and the Spirit. When he was in his Senior year of High School he felt a calling from God to minister His Word. Since has spent the past 33 years fulfilling that calling on his life. He has been a Youth Pastor and Outreach Director, he has served as Assistant Pastor, he has Pastored for 25 years in Salem, Arkansas and is currently an Evangelist with the United Pentecostal Church International. He has been married for 32 years to his wife Janet and has currently 3 married daughters and 1 son still at home. The pride of his life is the 5 precious grandchildren that God has given him and his wife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 5, 2016 Show 83

Recording Date October 5, 2016

 
 

Diane Shapley-Box

Author

Diane Shapley-Box is the creator of the award-winning Apple Bunch Book series. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Dallas. Diane has worked as a professional artist and a concept designer for 26 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 4, 2016 Show 81

Recording Date October 4, 2016

 

L E Kinze

Author

L E Kinzie always wanted to be one of the Supremes, the 1960s, singing group. Since the timing didn't work out for that dream, she became a corporate lawyer, promptly forgetting who she was. During a time-out from her law career,she started writing to relocate her own soul and spirituality and found her calling.She is a first time- non- fiction author dedicated to the proposition that God is not grim, colorless, condemning or humorless, so why should religion be? She knows that true spirituality is too important to belong to a few experts, but belongs to all of us,and that we all have something unique and important to say. Her hilarious youtube slam poetry style video explains why she wrote the book and who she is. You can scan it at right or find it "A Funny Thing Happened In McChurch " on her youtube channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast October 4, 2016 Show 82

Recording Date October 4,2016

 

John Schmutz

Author

Mr. Schmutz enjoyed a rewarding career as a corporate attorney, including serving as a member of the executive management committees of several large, public corporations. He has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with all aspects of the Civil War, and one of his objectives in life was ultimately to find the time to perform the required research and write on that subject. By reducing his workload, he has found the time and flexibility to research and write extensively. The result to date has been two books, of which he is extremely proud. A third work is in process. In addition to immersing himself in the Civil War, Schmutz also pursues genealogical research, remains an avid golfer and general sports fan, in addition to possessing a fascination for international travel, which he indulges in on a frequent basis. He also is involved in advising charitable organizations. A native of Oneida, New York, he now lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Marie. Together they have three grown children living in various parts of the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast September 2, 2016 Show 80

Recording Date September 1

 

SaDonna Rogers

Author

SaDonna Rogers wrote the DeLaine Reynolds Journey series after carrying the story around for over 30 years. She survived the events of "Terrible Tuesday" (April 10, 1979) in Wichita Falls, TX which is the catalyst of the series. She wrote the fictional tale, which is inspired by actual events because she wanted to give a voice to many who survive not just natural disasters, but disasters in their own home lives as well. She has crafted a story of hope, survival, love and friendship for all ages. The author lives in Goliad, TX with her menagerie of rescue animals and her partner, Jeff. A mother to a former Army soldier and grandmother of two, Ms. Rogers hopes her story inspires others to find their own voice and hope, no matter what their circumstances may be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast September 2, 2016 Show 79

Recording Date September 1

 

Billy Dawson

Amazon.com Best Selling Author & Country Music Star

Billy Dawson is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, entertainer, author and motivational speaker. Nashville Independent Music Awards awarded him with Artist of the year, Best country male vocalist and best country live performer.

He was also the winner of the 2010 "Get Discovered" (iHeart Radio/Clear Channel) National Competition and was featured live on the iconic Jerry Lewis MDA telethon in Las Vegas and on the airwaves for over four million viewers. He was included in iTunes/Tunecore best of Country 2010 album featuring Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford.

Last year Billy penned the theme song “Born to Lead” for the CBS Sports Network Lombardi Awards and has his songs playing in stadiums nationwide for the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.

He was asked to be a performer for the Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Thanksgiving game 2014 with other performances by Lee Ann Womack (national anthem) and Pitbull (halftime).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 30, 2016 Show 78

Recording Date August 31

 

G D Duhon

Author

G.D. Duhon was born in 1964 in southwest Louisiana before heading out to explore the world. He has traveled extensively in North America, Western Europe, and Asia. He attended Boston University and has a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. He currently works as a Regional Director of Information Technology for an international company, but his passion is writing fiction—especially adventure stories. Storms of Fortune is his first foray into the literary realm. His hobbies include traveling (of course!), riding ATVs, hunting, hiking, playing video games, reading, tinkering on automobiles, and spending time with family and friends. He currently lives in Houston with his family, and plans to continue writing for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 22, 2016 Show 77

Recording Date August 21

Click here to listen to B Alan Bourgeois talk about the Lone Star Book Festival
 

Lone Star Book Festival

Book Festival for Indie Authors & Small Press

Lone Star Book Festival is designed to encourage people of ALL ages to read more by giving them a chance to meet Texas Authors, and other Authors who have great books. This book festival will begin in Austin and then travel around the state, visiting a new city each year. We will be creating fun and interactive sessions for children and adults at each event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 24, 2016 Show 76

Recording Date August 23

Click here to listen to Lorri Allen
 

Lorri Allen

Award Winning Journalist & Author

Journalist Lorri Allen was single for 33 years, so she has a place in her heart for singles. She has struggled with weight, so she has compassion for situations that make women feel helpless. She's been married long enough to know about the joys and work involved. Through it all, Lorri has found strength in the love of Jesus, so she has been speaking to encourage others since the early 90's.

 

Lorri's call to merge broadcasting with ministry occurred in 2004, when she was hired to start up a news department at a national faith-based television network. That led to a morning show that was simulcast on Sirius and television and a stint with a radio network based in Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 19, 2016 Show 75

Recording Date August 20

 

Mary Ann Poll

Author

 

 

Mary Ann Poll is the author of the Alaska Iconoclast series: Ravens Cove, Ingress, and the newest in the series, Gorgon.


Mary Ann spent 25 years working in administration. Writing in a technical capacity became an integral part of her profession. When a severe injury in 1998 impeded her ability to work, Mary Ann turned to creative writing.

 

Mary Ann’s natural curiosity regarding the supernatural, her love of Alaska, and her belief in Christ come together in her novels. “…for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 12, 2016 Show 74

Recording Date August 11

Click here to listen to Joyce Faulkner
 

Joyce Faulkner

Author

Her body of work includes Losing Patience, a collection of short fiction, which earned an honorable mention from Writers’ Notes Magazine in 2005. Her first novel, In the Shadow of Suribachi received a Gold Medal for Historical Fiction from Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) in 2006 and Honorable Mention from Branson Stars and Flags in 2010. Sunchon Tunnel Massacre Survivors written with coauthor Pat McGrath Avery took First Place in Biography from Branson Stars and Flags in 2010. Role Call: Women’s Voices — also written with Pat McGrath Avery — earned First Place in Branson Stars and Flags 2011 for a Nonfiction Anthology. She has also collaborated with Texas authors Pat McGrath Avery, David Harry, and Bob Doerr on Paragraphs, Mysteries of the Golden Booby, a light-hearted mystery set on South Padre Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 10, 2016 Show 73

Recording Date August 9

 

Ernest Lee

Author

 

The Bard of the Blanco, Ernie Lee, is a Texas award-winning poet from Canyon Lake, Texas. Ernie writes a continuing column in the Hill Country Sun magazine. He is a songwriter (BMI), storyteller, author, and poet of long standing in the region. Ernie is married and lives in Canyon Lake, Texas with his lovely wife Donna.

 

Ernie’s debut fiction novel Aquasaurus, is available through Aim-Hi Books, and through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. His book of poetry, Where the Wild Rice Grows, is scheduled for release in August 2016. A second novel, Him, is scheduled for release in December 2016. In 2017, Ernie will publish the sequel to his first novel entitled the Search for Aquasaurus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 10, 2016 Show 72

Recording Date August 11

 

Davie Harry Tannenbaum

Author

David Harry Tannenbaum is an attorney and the author of five mystery novels, The Padre Puzzle, The Padre Predator, The Padre Paranoia, The Padre Pandemic, and his latest, The Padre Poison.

All five mystery books are set on the rustically beautiful South Texas barrier island of South Padre Island and all five feature the crime fighting duo Jimmy Redstone and Angella Martinez. David's novels are the all time bestselling books at the Paragraphs on Padre bookstore on South Padre Island.

Mr. Harry is also the author of Standard Deviation, featuring an Aspergers Syndrome child who channels his absolute fascination with gears and motors to allow his quadriplegic sister to walk. Standard Deviation is a deeply moving story of bad choices and flawed humans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 5, 2016 Show 71

Recording Date August 4

 

Kelly Cozzone

Author

Kelly Cozzone writes romantic suspense books full of murder, betrayal, conspiracy and love. Her characters come alive on the page! She strives to paint an image so that her readers feel like they are a part of the action.

Recently she began publishing her daughter's coloring books. Kaitlyn Cozzone has taken advanced art classes since she was in elementary school. Providing a creative outlet for her daughter, Kelly loves the idea of sharing her daughter's amazing talent with the world.

In September, Kelly signed with Lavish Publishing! Excited about this next move in her career, she can't wait to share all of the amazing Lavish authors with her fans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 4, 2016 Show 70

Recording Date August 4

 

Lisa Lynn

Author

Lisa Lynn is the pen name of the author of '"Unraveled, Time to Tell." This is the autobiography of a young girl whose life is turned upside down by the unsolved death of her Mother and the abusive and destructive situations that resulted from it. Her life was untold to many, including her children, until she knew God wanted her to tell. Read her secrets and the revelations and guidance about them in this letter to her now grown children and everyone else who opens the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast August 3, 2016 Show 69

Recording Date August 2

 

Molly Noble Bull

Award Winning Author

My name is Molly Noble Bull, the daughter and the granddaughter of real Texas cowboys. I was born in ranch country, Kleberg County, where my newest novel, When the Cowboy Rides Away, is set and where I live today.

 

 

I am a wife, mother and grandmother, and I have published with Zondervan, Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Tsaba House, Westbow Press, Creation House, White Glove and Elk Lake Publishing. Tsaba House published Sanctuary but are no longer in business. Sanctuary won the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award in the inspirational category and also tied for first place in a second national contest for published authors that year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast July 27, 2016 Show 67

Recording Date July 26

 

B Alan Bourgeois

Award Winning Author

B. Alan Bourgeois began writing when he was just a child, but as many children of his era and of the artistic background were told, “You need to study and get a real job to earn a living.” That statement from a well meaning mother put a pause on his desire to write.

In 1989, he was asked to write a short story based on an actual event in his life. He did, and it was published as $200 Alan. Seeing his story in print once again inspired him to begin writing. Since then, Mr. Bourgeois has written many articles, short stories, editorials and has 7 books published covering many genre’s.

Through the process of writing and getting published, Mr. Bourgeois saw a need for additional marketing avenues for Authors that was not covered in the normal channels. While there were a lot of new ‘web’ based social networks for authors, there was nothing that really helped challenged them, and or gave them a way to promote themselves in a way that finds new readers; WeFiction.com is in the process of being that new marketing tool.

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast July 21, 2016 Show 66

Recording Date July 20

 

Sherry Maysonave

Author

Intuitive as a child, Sherry Maysonave has had mystical experiences throughout her life. At the mere age of five, she had a direct experience of her soul existing separately from her physical body, which forever changed her perception of God, life on Earth, and life in Heaven.

Inspired by a vivid dream with Sherry's deceased sister shouting from a mountaintop, this story--The Girl Who Could Read Hearts--was born.

The segments of this story that embrace death are based upon Sherry's real-life experiences when she was present with beloved family members as they passed away. Her wondrous encounters of loved ones' spirits after their physical deaths are deeply engaging.

Sherry Maysonave says she doesn't just believe there is an afterlife, she KNOWS there is.
 

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast July 15, 2016 Show 65

Recording Date July 14

 

Denise Montgomery

Author

Denise Montgomery is an author, public speaker, and educator. She published her first novel, The Blessing in 2013. In the summer of 2015, she published The Setup. She is also the author of a children's book, Farmer Brown and Lady Madelyn, the Children's Story.

Denise has been an educator for 20 years. She is a native Texas. She enjoys working in her community to help alleviate the problem of homelessness and domestic violence.

In her free time she enjoys, cooking and outdoor activities.

 

 

 

 

Show Broadcast July 13, 2016 Show 63

Recording Date July 12

 

Joe Willis

Author

Joe Willis received his Bachelors degree in Speech Communication and English from Eastern New Mexico University in 1977 and his Masters degree in Speech Communication from Texas Tech University in 1978. Mr. Willis has been a classroom teacher for thirty two years. He spent the first fifteen years of his career teaching Speech and English in the public schools. During that time, Mr. Willis coached three UIL state champions in various speech events. Mr. Willis’ students won five UIL district championships in all of the five years he taught at Floydada High School. While at San Angelo Central High School, Mr. Willis’s speech and debate teams won eight consecutive UIL district championships. He coached a Texas Forensic League Extemporaneous Speaking Champion in 1992 and finished his high school teaching career in 1993 coaching a National Champion in Lincoln Douglas Debate.

 

 

 

Show Broadcast July 14, 2016 Show 64

Recording Date July 13

 

James Howell

Author

James Howell was five years old when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the desert thirty miles from his home, July 16, 1945. It was the dawning of the atomic age and he slept through it. Since retiring from an executive sales position after twenty-one years, he has been trying to reconstruct that time and its implications. His objective in writing this book is to add the humanistic touch to much of the masses of documented information about Trinity Site, Jumbo, and to help revise the memory of that day. He now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas, with his wife.

 

 

 

Show Broadcast July 1, 2016 Show 62

Recording Date June 30

 

Jennifer Theriot

Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Theriot (pronounced Terrio) hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm. Working in her capacity as CFO, she felt something was missing and discovered her passion for writing novels--mostly at night and on weekends.

In her limited spare time Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. Jennifer is also 'MiMi' to four beautiful grandchildren and a mom to three grown children, all of whom she adores. Theriot is an admitted music junkie, loving every type of music, which takes up most of the memory on her iPhone. She listens to music from sun up to sun down and her love of music is reflected a great deal in her books.

 

 

 

Show Broadcast June 29, 2016 Show 61

Recording Date June 28

 

Anna Lores

Author

Anna started writing romance as a by-product of insomnia. After a year of late night reading, she borrowed her son's laptop after he went to bed each night, and set about breathing life to her very own characters. After a month of writing in the midnight hours, she was surprised with a new laptop of her own to pursue her dreams. With a B.A. in English Literature and a desire to fill her world with wonderful stories she and her close friends could not just talk about, but gush over, she shed her job as mom of three in the late night hours and assumed her alter ego of dirty girl.

 

 

 

Show Broadcast June 24, 2016 Show 60

Recording Date June 23

 

Judy Lowe

Author

Judy is a retired part-time G/T teacher in the Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. Since 1966, she has acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education. Her hobbies are reading, working in the yard, walking, and being outside.

Judy enjoys musicals, attending The Vocal Majority performances, traveling, and watching many programs on PBS, the Hallmark and History channel. She is a member of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Retired Teachers Association, Dallas ISD TAG Educators Alumni, KERA and North Texas Book Festival.

 

 

 

Show Broadcast June 22, 2016 Show 59

Recording Date June 21

 

Roger Leslie, PhD

Award Winning Author

 

Dr. Roger Leslie is an award-winning author, publisher, writing coach, editor, and speaker who empowers people to live the life they dream. A prolific writer, Leslie has published books in multiple genres, including fiction, self-help, biography, educational texts, performance arts reference, and inspiration. His passion and energy as a speaker transform audiences and provide them with the tools they need to build the life they once only imagined.

 

Leslie grew up in Michigan and has lived in Texas since his teens. In his youth he discovered his passion to write. That dream burgeoned to now encompass a library of his published works and international speaking engagements.

 

 

Show Broadcast June 9, 2016 Show 58

Recording Date June 8

 

Frank R Southers

Author

Frank R. Southers is well-qualified to write about the Texas Lawyer Disciplinary System because he served in San Antonio on the Grievance Committee for 10 years, the last 6 as Chairperson. Since then he has represented complainants, accused lawyers, and witnesses.

As an Adjunct Professor of Law for 20 years at St. Mary’s University School of Law, Mr. Southers taught Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Practice, and Legal Malpractice.

 

Show Broadcast June 16, 2016 Show 57

Recording Date June 17

 

L.M. Nelson

Author

I am the author of Scrubs, a college women’s fiction/ contemporary romance novel.  Let’s see, how many other hats do I wear…mother, wife, gardener, pet owner, teacher…  The list is much longer, but I’m not going to get into that right now.  I love writing, gardening, reading a good book, and enjoy poetry and music.  I currently reside in Texas, but have lived in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.

 

 

Show Broadcast June 15, 2016 Show 56

Recording Date June 15

 

Maryann Miller

Award Winning Author

The true mark of successful storytelling is the ability to hold an audience captive. Maryann Miller mastered that art as a child by recounting wild tales to her family who couldn't escape unless they wanted to forfeit dinner. From that modest beginning, she refined her craft and established a professional writing career, placing feature articles and short stories in national and regional publications.

 

Miller went on to write books, screenplays and stage plays. Her mystery, Open Season, is the first book in a new series that features two women homicide detectives in Dallas. Think "Lethal Weapon" set in Dallas with female leads. It has received rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal. The second book in the series, Stalking Season, also received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly.

 

 

Show Broadcast June 15, 2016 Show 55

Rox Burkey

Author of Tech-Thrillers

Roxanne has two passions – working with technology and writing. She enjoys working to drive optimized customer experiences with technology in her role with a high-tech manufacturer. Texas is home for her and her family. When time permits Rox likes gardening, hiking, sewing, refinishing antiques, exploring, wine-tasting, and traveling. She loves to listen to people which often results in odd treasures that come to life in her stories.

 

Show Broadcast June 10, 2016 Show 54

Recording Date June 9

 

Virginia H Sampson

Award Winning Author

Lillian J. Hunter has been a single mother to four children, ranging in ages from 17 to 32, for most of their lives, a full time caregiver for a terminally ill husband, victim of spousal abuse, parent to two adolescents addicted to alcohol and drugs, divorcee, step mother, widow, breadwinner, attorney, judge and seeker of spirituality. She had a very modest and traditional upbringing in the Midwestern United States. She has a BA in philosophy and a J.D. degree. In the course of her legal career she has been a litigation attorney and a judge. Virginia currently practices elder law in Austin, Texas.

 

Show Broadcast June 9, 2016 Show 53

Recording Date June 8

 

Lurlene Bowden

Cookbook Author

Transforming a city girl into the country girl occurred when the Bowdens left Houston Texas and settled in the deep Piney Forest of East Texas. The land was cleared. Home built. Garden tilled and planted. Next her story begins.

Learning to harvest, consume and preserve the food they grew to the canning food/preservation recipes from ancestors that are written and recorded in her historical cookbooks. The family became aware that FRESH air and nutrition were essential to their well-being.

 

Show Broadcast June 9, 2016 Show 52

Recording Date June 8

 

J C Hulsey

Award Winning Author

I really can't explain how or why I write. It's like an explosion in my brain and the words come flowing out like a raging river and then others times like a frozen glazier. I wrote a twenty eight page booklet of poetry over the course of two days and nights. I mention nights because as soon as my head hits the pillow, it's like a switch goes off in my brain and I have to write. J.C. Hulsey

 

Show Broadcast June 9, 2016 Show 51

Recording Date June 8

 

Patricia Fischer

Author

As I grew up, I heard multiple stories from not only my Mumo, but my mother and father along with the numerous aunts and uncles (who’d also grown up on her storytelling) were always amazing sources of information and incredible stories. These ranged from where exactly the tooth fairy puts all those teeth to the Santa elf who hides in the air conditioning vents and watches us all year, to the mythological creatures that hang out under our beds.

 

Show Broadcast June 8, 2016 Show 50

Recording Date June 7

 

Tweed Scott

Author

Tweed Scott is a laugh-out-loud funny motivational speaker & corporate entertainer. He retired from broadcasting after 31 years. Tweed is an award winning speaker and the author of the 3-time national award-winning book, Texas In Her Own Words. He is a former president (2008/2009) of the board for the Writers' League of Texas. Tweed loves spreading what he calls the 'Gospel of Texas.' 

 

Show Broadcast June 2, 2016 Show 49

Recording Date June 1

 

Van G Garrett

Author/Poet

Van G. Garrett (also known as Fui Koshi) is an internationally celebrated artist and author. As a visual artist, Van's / Fui's photography, videos, and paintings have been on display or utilized by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the University of Rhode Island; Rice University; the International Film Channel (IFC); the Indie Black Film Festival; the Aurora Picture Show; HBO's The Wire: Spoken Word Battle; The Source, and Capitol Records. As a literary artist, Van has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a BID Fellowship (Italy); Dr. Kwame Nkrumah International Study Scholarship (Ghana); a Poets & Writers, Inc. Readings / Workshops Grant; an Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship to attend a Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship; a Hurston/Wright Fellowship for poetry; two Callaloo Creative Writing Fellowships; and a Great River Arts Institute Fellowship. Additionally, he has served as a judge for the National Poetry Slam.  

 

Show Broadcast June 2, 2016 Show 48

Recording Date June 1

 

Andrea Stehle

Award Winning Author

Dr. Andrea Stehle is a Latin teacher at John Paul Stevens High School in San Antonio, Texas.  She earned her BA in Latin with a minor in classics from the University of Texas in 1989.  Classical mythology has been one of her great passions her whole life.  As a sponsor of a chapter of the National Junior Classical League Magistra Stehle has sponsored Myth Camps for elementary, middle school & high school students many times during her quarter of a century teaching career.   Besides writing the Gods of Arcadia series, Dr. Stehle researches and writes articles on Latin Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention

 

Show Broadcast June 1, 2016 Show 47

Recorded - May 31, 2016

 

Aunt Eeebs and Sprout

Award Winning Authors

Aunt Eeebs and Sprout are pseudonyms for a sister and brother team writing and illustrating Dino-Buddies books since 1988.

 
 

Show Broadcast May 27, 2016 Show 46

Recorded - May 26, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Aaron M Zook, Jr

Author

Aaron M. Zook, Jr., a retired U.S. Army Colonel and Christian leader, enjoys writing great stories and creating exciting songs. Aaron’s major focus is his Thunder and Lightning book series in which two teen boys and their talented canine sidekicks race headlong into adventure, mystery and intrigue.

 
 

Show Broadcast May 25, 2016 Show 45

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 25, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Clark Gray

Author
Clark Gray grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. An avid photographer and writer, he conceived and produced an Emmy Award-winning television series that runs in several countries. Clark has lived and worked in New York, Slovakia and London. He currently lives in Wimberley, Texas with his wife and their three children.
 
 

Show Broadcast May 25, 2016 Show 44

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 25, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Debra Winegarten

Award Winning Author
A third-generation Texan, Debra's prowess as a poet began early when her poem, "God is Everywhere," appeared in the monthly edition of Dallas' Temple Emanu-El newsletter. This was actually the instance of her first recorded publication, and at the time the third-grader was pretty sure based on this early success that she would grow up to be an award-winning author. Her writing career was sidetracked a bit when she attended her big brother's band concert where the first chair flute player won the most medals. Debra wanted medals! She took up the flute and decided to be an award-winning flute player, so countries would pay her to perform, and that's how she would sponsor her love for international travel.
 
 

Show Broadcast May 24, 2016 Show 43

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 25, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Arlene Gale

Award Winning Author
Arlene loves to write. Her earliest memory of exercising her writing skills was as a preteen writing to her secret confidant inside a daily journal. While Face Forward, Move Forward is the first book published under her own name, Arlene has more than 30 years experience as a nonfiction and technical writer. Arlene advises clients who want to write nonfiction by helping develop themes and directing the writing process. She’s been a ghostwriter for a variety of markets and media including trade magazine articles, human-interest and inspirational stories, and numerous educational and marketing programs for non-profits. She helped write a multigenerational family history of Texas pioneers: The Morehead Family History. She has also written numerous articles and short stories about North Texas engineering innovators.
 
 

Show Broadcast May 24, 2016 Show 42

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 25, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

L E Kinzie

Award Winning Author
L E Kinzie always wanted to be one of the Supremes, the 1960s, singing group. Since the timing didn't work out for that dream, she became a corporate lawyer, promptly forgetting who she was. During a time-out from her law career,she started writing to relocate her own soul and spirituality and found her calling.She is a first time- non- fiction author dedicated to the proposition that God is not grim, colorless, condemning or humorless, so why should religion be? She knows that true spirituality is too important to belong to a few experts, but belongs to all of us,and that we all have something unique and important to say. Her hilarious youtube slam poetry style video explains why she wrote the book and who she is. You can scan it at right or find it "A Funny Thing Happened In McChurch " on her youtube channel.
 
 

Show Broadcast May 18, 2016 Show 41

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 18, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Steve Reedy

Young Readers Author
Steve Reedy, MA, LPC, began writing at age ten when his younger sister asked him to write a short story for her English class. The story went on to win his sister several awards. Later he decided to write his own stories and win his own awards. He received his undergraduate degree in Theatre, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received a master’s degree in counseling at Argosy University’s College of Psychology and Behavioral Science in Dallas, Texas, and is a licensed professional counselor. Reedy also holds licenses in varying forms of bodywork and teaches classes in Reiki, yoga, and meditation. He teaches as an adjunct professor, and has experience teaching and counseling children, the latter lead him to be featured in “Dallas Child Magazine.”
 
 

Show Broadcast May 18, 2016 Show 40

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 18, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Julie B Cosgrove

Award Winning Author
Freelance writer, author and speaker Julie B Cosgrove leads retreats, workshops, and Bible studies. She writes regularly for several Christian websites and publications and has been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul, Faith Filled Family Magazine, Upper Room's Devozine and Alive Now, The Secret Place, Light from the Word,The Journey and Good News Daily.
 
 

Show Broadcast May 18, 2016 Show 39

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 18, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Lora Gray

Author

Writer and director of the Emmy Award-winning children’s television series, The Traveling Trio, Lora Gray is also the winner of three Tribeca Film Festival awards for her short films, which she also wrote and directed. As an author of Young Adult Fiction, Lora draws on her years of traveling and learning about other people and cultures. Always on a mental adventure, she sees writing as a way of sharing her explosive imagination with others.

 
 

Show Broadcast May 18, 2016 Show 38

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 18, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

P. M. Franks

Children's Author

Pam Franks made her first gingerbread house thirty two years ago with her mother-in-law, and it has since become her family’s favorite and most memorable Christmas tradition. Pam currently works as a Real Estate Agent and is heavily involved in non-profit children’s organizations. She and her husband live in The Woodlands, Texas. They have four children Meghan, Mollie, Madeline, and Matt- who build a magic gingerbread house each year. And the elves still come.

 
 

Show Broadcast May 18, 2016 Show 37

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 18, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Teri Metcalf

Award Winning Author

Teri Metcalf is retired after nearly 20 years of educational research and development at Texas A&M University. She and her husband Bob Presley live in College Station, Texas. She is the author of two books. “Chicken Poop for the Soul: Backyard Adventures” is about their experiences with backyard chickens. “Rambler Rose” is her memoir about growing up in California during the 1950s and ‘60s.

 
 

Show Broadcast May 11, 2016 Show 36

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 11, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Deborah K Frontiera

Author

A wide variety of experiences makes Deborah K. Frontiera a well-rounded writer and speaker on many topics. Her publishing credits include books for children, themes on the environment, historical fiction, poetry in several anthologies, and an upcoming adult nonfiction book exposing serious problems within the Child Protective Services system.

 

 

 

Accomplishments: Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis won the North Texas Book Festival's Award for a Children's Book in 2007.

 

 

 

Show Broadcast May 11, 2016 Show 35

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 11, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Cathy Clay

Author

Cathy Clay was born in Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and earned a master’s degree in English from Texas Southern University.

 

 Her critical literary reviews have appeared in scholarly publications.

 

Currently, she is writing her second novel and a collection of short fiction.

 
 

Show Broadcast May 11, 2016 Show 34

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 11, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Cindy B Wright

Award Winning Author

Cindy B. Wright was born and raised in California. She has served more than 20 years as a Unity minister in Washington, Arkansas and Texas and has just recently retired. She has been a devoted cinema fan for most of her life. Cindy’s movie passion showed up in many of her Sunday lessons. She often shared movie clips as examples of the spiritual points in her sermons.

 
 

Show Broadcast May 11, 2016 Show 33

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 11, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Tyra Manning

Author

Since her 2004 retirement as one of the nation’s top school superintendents, Dr. Tyra Manning has devoted her energies to bringing hope to people struggling with mental health. Those who know her as a successful schoolteacher and administrator might be surprised to learn of her long-time battle with addictions and clinical depression, trials she faced both before and after her husband was killed in Vietnam. Dr. Manning defies the stereotypes associated with mental illness and has committed herself to serving others who deal with these issues.          

 
 

Show Broadcast May 11, 2016 Show 32

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 11, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Michael Earney

Author

Since 1993 full time professional artist painting several major series including, Puertas de San Cristobal, Projectile Point and Mascaras de Mexico, among other works including two limited edition serigraphs as part of Coronado Studio's Serie Point Project; Serie V and Serie IX.         

 
 

Show Broadcast May 11, 2016 Show 31

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 11, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Jack Knox

Photo Journalist

Always in search of the quaint, the curious, and the unusual, Jack Knox is a freelance fine art photographer, digital media artist, and print maker who lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Jack has been a Texan since moving to the great state after graduating from The Kansas City Art Institute in 1978, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. His work has been shown in galleries in Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Texas; and New York City. Black and White and Color magazines have featured his work as well as the Texas Photographic Society. Texas: Ghost Towns, Gas Stations and a Twenty Foot Cowboy is a culmination of eight years of photographing along the uncountable back roads of the more than 268,000 square miles of the second largest state in the nation.

 
 

Show Broadcast May 11, 2016 Show 30

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 11, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Ervin Mendolovitz

Author
I have had a long interest in writing fiction, but have only recently began writing for publication. I write under the name of RC Knipstein. "Stain of Blood" is my first published work. I am a retired professional, and after a 40 year practice of medicine (Psychiatry), I have begun to write literary fiction which has been quite enjoyable. I plan to continue writing as I have found it to be rewarding and stimulating. I live and work in Arlington, Texas.
 
 

Show Broadcast May 4, 2016 Show 29

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 4, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

RC Knipstein

Award Winning Author
I have had a long interest in writing fiction, but have only recently began writing for publication. I write under the name of RC Knipstein. "Stain of Blood" is my first published work. I am a retired professional, and after a 40 year practice of medicine (Psychiatry), I have begun to write literary fiction which has been quite enjoyable. I plan to continue writing as I have found it to be rewarding and stimulating. I live and work in Arlington, Texas.
 
 

Show Broadcast May 4, 2016 Show 26

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 4, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Leonard Zwelling

Author
Medical oncologist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow graduate, UT Chancellor's Health Fellow in Comparative Effectiveness Research, former VP for Research Administration at MD Anderson Cancer Center,
 
 

Show Broadcast May 4, 2016 Show 25

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - May 4, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Charles Breakfield

Author
Charles holds a master’s degree and works for a high-tech manufacturer as a solution architect, functioning in hybrid data/telecom environments. A long-time technology geek, Charles enjoys writing, studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges. He’s also a fan of wine-tastings, riding his Harley, and continues developing his woodworking skills. 
 
 

Show Broadcast April 27, 2016 23 & 24

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 27, 2016 @ 2 PM 

To listen to Brenda Blair's show, click here

To listen to Mary Bryan Stafford's show, click here

 

Brenda Blair

Award Winning Author of  Historical Fiction

From childhood, Brenda Blair has loved history and historical fiction. She even married a historian. Based in Texas, she has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world to enjoy different cultures, languages and historical places. When she’s not imagining life in another century or country, Brenda works as an international business consultant.

 

 

Mary Bryan Stafford

Award Winning Author of Historical Fiction
Mary Bryan Stafford grew up in South Texas and was a niece in the infamous family of patrón George Parr, the Duke of Duval. She is seventh generation Texan and, although a member of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, she wandered away for a while and graduated from The College of William and Mary in Virginia with degrees in English and Spanish. She taught school in Corpus Christi and Round Rock and Lake Travis High School. She and her husband live the Hill Country where she spends her time writing and training her two horses. She is an award-winning author whose work has been recognized multiple times in writing contests throughout the country, including a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. Her work is included in the anthologies Women Write about the Southwest, winner of the Willa Award and the anthology The Greatest Generation and many times in the Texas Poetry Calendar.
 
 

Show Broadcast April 27, 2016 Show 22

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 27, 2016 @ 2 PM 

To listen to Pamela Martin's show, click here

 

Pamela Martin

Best Selling Author of Political Fiction
Pamela Martin is an American author from Texas. Her writing is driven by her interests in conspiracy and global espionage;topics that are shared vividly in her thought provoking stories.

The series is full of twists and turns and has an unpredictable maze of multidimensional scenarios that will keep you fully engaged as the story's protagonist draws you deeper into her epic adventure.

In both novels Hard Whispers & Waking The Dragon, the author Pamela Martin explores "hot button" political conspiracy and espionage while intertwining a heroic story of an inspiring young woman, Russian orphans, Presidential elections, Hybrid vaccinations and National secrets that are in jeopardy.

The Hard Whispers series guarantees to take the reader on a fast paced journey with the book's main character Pamela Graham, a young woman who has realized she has a multitude of reasons to keep uncovering
 
 

Show Broadcast April 27, 2016 Show 21

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 27, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Click Here to hear CM Bratton's Interview

 

CM Bratton

Award Winning Author

C. M. Bratton writes novels, novellas, short stories, and scripts for film and stage. These stories represent a mix of fantasy, science-fiction, suspense, magic realism, psychological thriller, and yes – comedy! C.M currently has eight books published and one comic. She also was a co-writer on the film, “Sanitarium,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, & Robert Englund, which has also been turned into a comic book series of the same name. In addition, C.M. is a trained performer, with B.A.s in Theatre Arts & Spanish from Yale University, & an M.A. in Drama from TWU. She performs/records all of her audiobooks. As an avid dragon watcher, C.M. looks forward to writing more worlds and sharing them with you.

 

Show Broadcast April 20, 2016 Show 19

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 20, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Click Here to listen to RW Jaeger's interview

 
 

R W Jaeger

Award Winning Author of Metaphysical Books
There he was, sitting at his fifth-grade desk, one corner nudged up to the corner of teacher's desk, and he had just finished the in-class assignment. What to do? Create a maze of yellow No. 2 pencils on his slanted desktop and zing BBs, which he happened to have, into the maze to see how far they would go.
 
Three or four zings later, teacher ordered that the maze be torn down and the pencils stowed away inside the desk. A few minutes passed. Out came the pencils and BBs. A new maze materialized. One flick of a BB into the labyrinth brought teacher out of her chair. She grabbed R. W. Jaeger by the wrist and dragged him to the back of the room. She sat him in front of low-to-the-floor shelves filled with books. Teacher said the Hardy Boy books had once belonged to her sons. "You are not to leave here until you pick a book."
 
That night R. W. Jaeger read The Melted Coins under his blanket with the help of his Boy Scout flashlight. That night his life as reader began.
 
 

Show Broadcast April 20, 2016 Show 17

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 21, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Larry Morris

Award Winning Author in Science Fiction

Growing up, I enjoyed many different kinds of science fiction writing, always trying to find my favorite. Ultimately, I settled on just old-fashioned, good story telling. That seemed to be what I liked the most. So, that's what these are, just entertaining stories. No hidden, deep meaning, I don't have a message to push, and there are no dragons, mystics or lost cities. Just, hopefully, fun and interesting stories to read and capture your imagination.

I live on 35 acres with my wife Michelle, and a big, fat lazy cat named Bubba in a very rural area outside a small town in central Texas. Although I still work for a living in the computer software industry, writing is now my free time passion. I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I enjoyed writing them.

 

 

 

 
 
 

Show Broadcast April 20, 2016 Show 18

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 20, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Click Here to hear Lori Rolie's Interview

 

Lori Rolie

Award Winning Author of  Children Books

Lori Rolie was born in Dallas, Texas in 1957. She attended Texas Tech University and The University of Texas in Austin. In 1979, she met her husband, Gregg Rolie, and moved to San Francisco, California. Gregg is the co-founder and original lead singer and keyboardist of the legendary rock bands, Santana and Journey, as well as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have two children, who were the inspiration behind her debut children’s poetry series, Meem’s Little World.

Lori’s lifelong dream was to create stories for the very young reader, on their level, keeping it simple and sweet. Intentionally childlike, she wrote and illustrated her poems in her own hand, giving it a truly organic feel.

 

Show Broadcast April 13, 2016 Show 16

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 13, 2016 @ 2 PM

Click Here to hear Mark S Parker's Interview

 

Mark S Parker

Author of Young Adult Books
Parker’s first published middle grade novel, SHAKY MAN, was released in October of 2015. It is the story of the unlikely friendship of two boys, one white, one black, growing up in Central Texas during the 1960's. They are brought together by their common love of laughter, baseball and Star Trek. They come to deal with the racism, intolerance and turbulence of the times. There is even a murder and a trial.
 
 
 

Show Broadcast April 13, 2016 Show 15

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 13, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Click Here to hear Caroline's Interview

 

Caroline DeChavniey

Author of Non-Fiction and Children Books
Caroline de Chavigny was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, where she received her B.Sc. Her desire for helping those in need was the catharsis that led her to write a series of children’s books in addition to the inspirational, and award-winning novel, “When Angels Die”. Red Wine & Alibis was a fun (and very much fictitious!) way for her to escape the difficult and painful tasks of writing her non-fiction books. No matter the genre in which Caroline is led to write, her style of writing comes straight from the heart. She is currently living in the Southwestern part of the United States and shares her home with her 110 pound dog, Lio.
 
 
 

Show Broadcast April 6, 2016 Show 13 & 14

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 6, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Click on the names to hear each of their interviews:  Myra McIlivan or Celia Hayes

 

Myra McIlivan

Award Winning Author in Historical Fiction
Myra Hargrave McIlvain has been a storyteller for a long time beginning with a family humor column she wrote for the Victoria Advocate while raising her children. She authored historical markers that travelers see along Texas highways, and she wrote three books about Texas’ famous and infamous historical sites in her Texas Auto Trails series for the University of Texas Press. The Texas Historical Commission published Shadows on the Land, An Anthology of Texas Marker Stories, and Eakin Press published 6 Central Texas Auto Tours.

 

Storytelling led to a tour business that allowed McIlvain and her husband to lead groups all over the world. She continues to delight audiences with her Texas Tales including the OLLI Continuing Education Program at UT, Austin. McIlvain has written several short stories. Legacy was her first novel. Currently, she is writing a weekly blog about little known Texas Tales and promoting Stein House, her new historic fiction.
 

 

Celia Hayes

Award Winning Author

Celia Hayes is a retired military career NCO who writes extensively about the American frontier. She earned a degree in English Literature before an un-slaked taste for adventure and foreign travel led her to enlist in the United States Air Force. She trained as a radio and television broadcast specialist, and served for twenty years in places as various as Greece, Spain, Japan, Korea, Greenland and Ogden, Utah, and in a wide assortment of duties and pleasures which included midnight alt-rock DJ, TV news anchor, video-production librarian, radio and television writer and producer, production manager, tour guide and driving a bright orange Volvo sedan from Athens to Zaragoza, Spain, accompanied only by a small and cranky child. She retired from the military at the exalted rank of Tech-Sergeant (E-6) and began to work in office administration and sales at various San Antonio corporations and small businesses. She is currently the owner of San Antonio’s Watercress Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Show Broadcast March 30, 2016 Show 10

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - March 30, 2016 @ 2 PM 

 

Jackie Smith, PhD

Award Winning Author
My name is Jackie Smith and I am the principal of a small pre-school and private school in Austin, Texas. My educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas, graduate work at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, a M.S. in Educational Psychology from Walden University in Minnesota, and a doctorate in Educational Psychology from Walden University.

 

The last mayor of Austin presented our school with an Exemplary School designation and me with an award for over thirty years of service to South Austin Youth.I teach Creative Writing as well as act as principal for our school.


 

When Governor Clements was in office he named a Dance Troupe I created, sponsored, and toured Russia as Official Texas Goodwill Ambassadors.

 
 

Show Broadcast March 25, 2016 Show 9

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - March 30, 2016 @ 2 PM

Click Here to listen to MizT

 
 

MizT

Award Winning Comedian and Author

MizT is a seasoned comedienne, as demonstrated on her nationally-available comedy CD, Back at ‘Ya, Lord! (her debut recording). She has shared her comedy primarily within the Central Texas area, but has been making inroads nationally in selected cities across the United States. She brings laughter in churches, at banquets, and any other place with a microphone and set of speakers. She does it all in a clean, family-and-kid-friendly manner that is pleasing to all.

 

 

  • 2013 Nominated Comedian of the Year, Gospel Sounds Radio Network Music Awards

  • 2012 Dallas Idol Participant

  • 2011 Texas Finalist in Search for the One Christian Comedy Talent

  • 2010 Comedian of the Year Runner-Up Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards

 

 

 
 
 

Show Broadcast March 25, 2016 Show 8

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - March 30, 2016 @ 2 PM

Click Here to listen to Todd Campau

 
 

Todd Campau

Author

Todd Campau is an aspiring writer living in Texas. He is a long-serving member of the US Army and Army Reserves with more than a few deployments in his career. Todd is a project manager and business analyst and holds a B. A. in Slavic Studies and an M.B.A. in Operations.

 

His first book scheduled for release in 2015, Ridiculosity, my Life in a War Zone, is based on emails sent to friends and family during a recent deployment to Afghanistan. Have you ever wondered what soldiers actually do when not fighting or working? Here is a behind the scenes look at the daily activities of a team of intel collectors deployed to a volatile eastern province on the border with Pakistan.

 

 

Todd’s yet-untitled second book is another look behind the curtain of the personal interactions and drama during his two year assignment as a staff analyst and advisor in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 
 
 

Show Broadcast March 23, 2016 Show 7

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - March 30, 2016 @ 2 PM

Click Here to listen to Kathleen Shileds

 

Kathleen Shields

Award Winning Author of Children's Educational Series

Kathleen J. Shields is a very creative, highly imaginative and extremely dedicated, hard working individual. She has published two young adult books, and the Hamilton Troll’s Adventures - fully-illustrated rhyming children’s stories. She is writing many more children's chapter books, adult stories and an inspirational Christian story all while running her own graphics and website design company.

 

Hamilton Troll was a character Kathleen’s mother Nancy wrote a poem about back in 1978 and with whom Kathleen embellished upon in 1992 with her own take on what a troll should be like. The Hamilton Troll children’s series was something that came about early 2011 when Kathleen met an amazing illustrator, Leigh A. Klug who has helped bring Hamilton Troll to life.

 
 
 

Show Broadcast March 26, 2016 Show 6

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - April 20, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Click Here to hear Jan Sikes's Interview

 

Jan Sikes

Award Winning Author of Biography Fiction Books

 

Multi-Award winning author, Jan Sikes, began her writing journey around the age of eight.

Primarily, the stories she writes are true stories about the journey of two people moving through adversity in order to grow and learn to become better humans. She believes with all her heart, there is something worth sharing in these stories. Bits and pieces of wisdom, hard-learned lessons and above and beyond all, love…True love that you read about in fiction stories…and yet this is truth. The old saying, truth is stranger than fiction fits these stories.

 

Show Broadcast March 16, 2016 Shows 4 & 5

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - March 16, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Listen to the show by clicking here for Aunt Eeebs and Sprout or here for Tamara Hartl

 

Sprout of Aunt Eeebs and Sprout

Award Winning Author of Multi-Media Children's Books

Always being interested in art and creative projects, Sprout started from a young age developing products. Generally working behind the scenes, the large majority of art, layouts, coordination and marketing falls under Sprout's to-do list. Many aspects of the Dino-Buddies characters and hobbies reflect the ideals and interests of Sprout in his everyday life. Passionate about the entire Dino-Buddies adventure, every day brings an opportunity to just do something positive.

 

Sprout enjoys the writing and illustrating of the Dino-Buddies characters, along with the creation of the Dino-Buddies books and associated products. Making personal appearances, he also handles all the day to day operations of the business ...publishing, production, artwork, marketing, legal, promotions, website and sales. Sprout does not have any college - but hard work, desire and tenacity seem to make things come together.

 

 

Tamara H Hartl

Award Winnng Author of Romance Fiction

Getting her start with a Morgan Horse breeding and training facility, she went from cleaning stalls, and hot walking horses to barn manager.

Tamara left Owl Hollow Morgans to train at Ferney Creek Arabians and when the farm was relocated to Moulton, Texas, she moved with the owners and their Egyptian Arabians.

She still holds a day job working for a private owner as a farm manager and does the prep work for horses who will go on to show at the National level with a show trainer.

 
 

Show Broadcast March 9, 2016 Shows 2 & 3

Wimberley Book Festival Authors - March 9, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Listen to the show by clicking here for Laura Eckroat or here for Tracy Lawson

 

Laura Eckroat

Award Winning Author of Children's Books
Laura Eckroat was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in Colorado and Georgia and now resides in Texas with her husband and daughter.Mrs. Eckroat is an elementary school teacher. She previously was a human resources manger and the general manager of an educational toy sore.
 

 

Tracy Lawson

Award Winnng Author of Young Adult Fiction
Tracy Lawson has wanted to be a writer ever since she learned to read. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University, and though she embarked on a career in the performing arts as a dance instructor and choreographer, never lost her desire to write, and thus far has to her credit the first volume in a coming-of-age dystopian thriller series and an historical nonfiction. Her interest in writing for teens is sparked by all the wonderful young people in her life, including her daughter, Keri, a college sophomore.
 
 

Show Broadcast March 2, 2016 Show 1

First Show - Texas Independence - March 2, 2016 @ 2 PM 

Click here to listen.

 

B. Alan Bourgeois

Director/Founder/Author

B. Alan Bourgeois began writing when he was just a child, but as many children of his era and of the artistic background were told, “You need to study and get a real job to earn a living.” That statement from a well meaning mother put a pause on his desire to write.

In 1989, he was asked to write a short story based on an actual event in his life. He did, and it was published as $200 Alan. Seeing his story in print once again inspired him to begin writing. Since then, Mr. Bourgeois has written many articles, short stories, editorials and has 7 books published covering many genres.

Through the process of writing and getting published, Mr. Bourgeois saw a need for additional marketing avenues for Authors that was not covered in the normal channels. While there were a lot of new ‘web’ based social networks for authors, there was nothing that really helped challenged them, and or gave them a way to promote themselves in a way that finds new readers; WeFiction.com is in the process of being that new marketing tool.


In addition, Mr. Bourgeois saw a special niche market for Texas Authors; Texas Assoc. of Authors was thus created to highlight the estimated 1,000 Texas Authors that write on a wide range of subject matter. TAA does this through seminars, their on-line book store, and traveling around the state with the TAA ‘pop up’ store.


Mr. Bourgeois continues to write when he can, and assist new authors through his company Bourgeois Media & Consulting (BMC). He finds great joy in helping authors work through the various steps and processes needed to get their book(s) published. “There is nothing greater than seeing someone’s dreams become reality,” he says.

 

 

Allan C Kimball

Author/co-Host

I've been writing since I was seven years old when my grandmother put paper and pen in front of me to keep me occupied on a rainy day in my native Vermont. "Write me a story," she said, and I've doing that ever since. My first paying job was at a newspaper (back when 10-year-old kids got to deliver them to your front door before dawn each morning). All I ever wanted to be when I grew up was either a cowboy or a writer, and when I moved to Texas I got to be both. I had a slight detour in the U.S. Navy, but thanks to Uncle Sam I got to see most of Europe, some of Africa, Australia, lots of the Caribbean, and all of the Orient including an interesting place called Vietnam.

For most of my adult life, though, I've worked as a journalist at daily newspapers in Texas. Sometimes I was an editor, but most of the time I was a reporter. I got to cover major league sports, gubernatorial races, prison boot camps, banking scandals, hurricanes, heart transplants, and cowboy hat manufacturing. Thanks to my press pass I got to meet several presidents, sports stars, musicians at the top of the charts, movie stars, Bronco Birnbaum, and beer drinking goats.

In 1990 my wife Madonna and I moved to the Texas Hill Country and started the Hill Country Sun magazine where we met many wonderful people and got to write about them. We sold the magazine a couple of years ago and now just take on projects we love to do.

I'm also an ordained Universal Life Church minister, I've officiated at many weddings over the years, and I'd be happy to perform one for you.

I love to hike, paddle my canoe or kayak, and have fun at Cowboy Action Shooting events. My favorite authors are Elmore Leonard, Mark Twain, and Edgar Allan Poe. Ben Rehder is pretty cool, too. My favorite novel is Catch-22. My favorite movie is The Professionals. My favorite restaurant is Italian Garden in San Marcos, Texas. My favorite places are at the top of Lost Mine Peak in the Chisos Mountains in Texas, almost anyplace in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, and walking up Watkins Glen in New York. My favorite team is the Boston Red Sox. Oh... and my favorite color is olive.