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.”

Sul Ross Univ Campus Alpine Texas, April 2018




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

Alice Trego and La Dene Morton. Kansas City, Western Writers of American Convention

July 1    Volunteer  work at Writers League of Texas Conference


Special Guest Speaker
Stuart Rosebrook  Bandera Texas –  Cattle Trail Association



August 4, 2017    Texas Cattle Trail Association, Bandera, Texas








Sheriff Jim Wilson (the Singing Sheriff) Natl’ Cowboy Symposium, Lubbock, Sept 9, 2017



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


2016 Schedule



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 TexasP1010271

Feb 17  Appearance at The Cove, San Antonio Texas

Feb 25  HCR Book Club Talk – San Antonio TexasIMG_0997

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)FEB.EPIC.AcrylicAward

Apr 3  Igo Library Writers Group – San Antonio Texas

May 8  Shoal Creek Writers Reunion – Austin TexasIMG_0920

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 TexasP1010400

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.  P1000249

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  P1020712_2  

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 who shared his experiences during WWII on his father's ranch.

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.

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Feb 1      Bandera Mardi Gras Parade


Bandera Texas Cowboy Cajun 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.


Jenny Lake, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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


A cloudy morning at the ranch.

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