Schedule of Events – Speaking, Signing, Research
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January 19 Meet Cynthia Leal Massey, Cindy Irene Sandell, Florence Weinburg at Grey Moss Inn to discuss plans for Women Writing the West 2019 Conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas
February 28 Hill Country Retreat Book Club. Lead discussion of Rick Bragg’s “All Over But the Shouting.”
March 2 – 4 Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Sul Ross University Campus, Alpine Texas
March 8, 2018. “Coffee Talks” book talk event at Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet, Texas
March 14 – 16 Research road trip to Port Lavaca, Indianola, Aransas Pass.
JC Melcher drove the whole area so I could map an area for my next novel.
January 28 Book sale Gruene River Grill
February 1 Bandera Mardi Gras
February 23 – 25 Alpine Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine Texas
March 9 Rhinestone Angel, Flatonia, Texas, book sale
April 11 Meet writers at Gruene River Grille. Discuss up-coming conference.
June 19-25 Western Writers of America Convention, Kansas City
July 1 Volunteer work at Writers League of Texas Conference
August 4, 2017 Texas Cattle Trail Association, Bandera, Texas
September 7-10 National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, Lubbock TX. Serve on panel of authors and later talk about writing Western Historical novels.
October 22 Tucson AZ Women Writing the West Conference. Visit Cloudcroft for possible research opportunities.
October 26 Lowe’s Resort for WWW Conference.
December 6 Book Club Luncheon to support Sami Ministries.
December 11 Christmas with authors, publishers, Austin Texas
March 25 Hill Country Book Club Discussion, Ingram-Kerrville, Texas
April 17 Search for Texas Revolution artifacts in Colorado County Texas at the invitation of the Diamond Bar Ranch
April 20 Bandera Texas Courthouse, Cowboy Capitol of the World
May 11 to May 18 Research and sabbatical Port Lavaca, Magnolia Beach and Indianola Texas
June 19 to June 26 Point of View Panel Discussion Western Writers of America Convention in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Sept 9 and 10, Nat’l Cowboy Symposium, Lubbock Tx. Writers’ Panel discussion led by Dusty Richards. (L to R: Nathan Dahlstrom, Dusty Richards, Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal.)
Oct 13 to Oct 16 Women Writing the West Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico
November 5, 6 Texas Book Festival
November 11 Cancer Research Book Luncheon, Marriot Downtown San Antonio
November 30 Hill Country Retreat Book Club
Jan 4 Igo Library Writers Group – San Antonio Texas
Jan 19 Irregular Writers-Readers Luncheon – Austin Texas
Jan 28 Forgiving Effie Beck discussion, Hill Country Retreat-Alamo Ranch Book Club – San Antonio Texas
Feb 7 Bandera Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration – Bandera Texas
Feb 17 Appearance at The Cove, San Antonio Texas
Feb 25 HCR Book Club Talk – San Antonio Texas
Mar 1 Book Talk – open to public, How and What of Writing Novels, Igo Library, San Antonio Texas
Mar 14 EPIC Award Banquet, Menger Hotel – San Antonio, Texas (Forgiving Effie Beck won Best Historical Fiction)
Apr 3 Igo Library Writers Group – San Antonio Texas
May 8 Shoal Creek Writers Reunion – Austin Texas
Jun 5 Irregular Writers-Readers Luncheon – Austin Texas
Jun 13 Meet-up Book Group, Brook Hollow Library – San Antonio Texas
Jun 15 Third Monday Writers Gathering
Jun 22-29 Western Writers of America Convention, Lubbock Texas
Jul 10-17 Research Road Trip Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota
Aug 8 Book Swap Brook Hollow Library San Antonio Texas
Aug 26 HCR Book Club
Sep 16 Great Northwest Book Club – Book Talk, Forgiving Effie Beck – San Antonio Texas
Oct 8-11 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. Book Talks and signing. Ruidoso New Mexico
Jan 11 Brook Hollow Library, San Antonio, Texas. Talk and Sign with Book Lovers Book Club.
Feb 22 Bandera Mardi Gras Parade, Bandera Texas
March 8 In celebration of Women’s History Month Karen Casey Fitzjerrell will conduct a conversation about 2014’s theme – Women of Character, Courage and Commitment at VIVA! Bookstore, 8407 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 Phone: 800-826-1143
March 13-22 2014EPICon conference, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
April 5 2014 San Antonio Book Festival, Central Library and Southwest School of Art
May 4-8 Research WWII trip to Palacios (Camp Hulen), Port Lavaca, Port Aransas Texas.
Curtis Foester, Port Lavaca, Texas who shared his WWII experiences living on his father’s ranch.
June 24-28 Western Writers of American convention, Sacramento, CA
July 30 – Aug 6 Research in East Hampton, New York. Best library setting for research ever.
Oct 9-12 Cowboy Symposium Ruidoso, New Mexico
Oct 17-19 Women Writing the West conference, Golden, CO (Authors Andrea Downing and Roni McFadden)
Oct 19-24 Jackson Hole Wyoming -Research ranching in high country.
Oct 24 Will Rogers Medallion Awards – Forgiving Effie Beck won the Gold Medallion. Sure to be the highlight of the year.
Feb 1 Bandera Mardi Gras Parade
Feb 22 San Antonio Rodeo
March 1-2 Rockdale Tejas Festival Book Event, Lucy Hill Patterson Library
March 14-20 EPICon Conference in Vancouver Washington to accept EPIC Award.
April 5-6 Hometown reunion. Visited historic school buildings, Post Office.
April 14-21 Sedona Arizona (Massive Sandstorms stalled research efforts)
April 5 Book signing at the Twig Bookstore, San Antonio, Texas with authors Helen Ginger, Diane Fanning.
May 23-30 Jackson Hole Wyoming. Research Jenny Lake and Cummings Valley Cabin
July 1 Blog Wyoming Experience
July 8-10 Research trip to Matagorda Island for “What’s Next,” a work in progress
July 15 Pub. date for Forgiving Effie Beck
July 18 Meet with Shoal Creek Writers at Central Market, Austin Texas
August 1 Meet Cindy Davison Hightower in Bandera, visit historic Sliver Spur ruins
August 8 Twig Bookstore
Sept 6-17 Sabbatical at Half-Circle Diamond Bar Ranch, Colorado County, Texas
Oct 10-14 Women Writing the West Conference, Kansas City Mo.
Oct 26-27 Texas Book Festival, Capitol Grounds
Nov 12 “Meet Authors” Cancer Fund Raising Event, San Antonio, Texas