Two New Books in 2021!
It’s been a while since I last posted. A year! So much has happened in that year: a pandemic, shut-downs related to it, a crazy presidential election and non-stop political controversy, and now a snowstorm in South Texas! I am looking out my office window and it is snowing for a second time in four days. Unprecedented, although I am old enough to remember another snowstorm that occurred in San Antonio in January 1985. Thirty-six years ago. That was another generational storm that left three feet of snow all over South Texas.
Despite the upheaval, I have been diligently working. I am happy to report, I finished my book, What Lies Beneath, Texas Pioneer Cemeteries and Graveyards, turning in the manuscript in July. The book is scheduled for publication July 1, 2021. I am very happy with how it turned out and the design of the book is lovely. You may pre-order on Amazon.
After I turned in my manuscript, I began work on the revision of my comprehensive history of Helotes, first published in 2008, and out-of-print since 2017. I added more than 50 pages of text and photographs, including more pioneer stories, and brought it up-to-date to 2020. The revision took six months from start to finish and that book: Helotes, Where the Texas Hill Country Begins, was completed in December 2020, and is also available on Amazon. For those who live in Helotes, autographed copies of the book are available at Picosos Peanut Company and Simply Yours Gifts and More in Old Town.
I am now working on a novel, based on a true story, tentatively titled “Fowl Water,” a literary mystery about the 1958 murder of a South Texas turkey breeder.
As the old saying goes: Writers write.