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Pictured above: COVER to my LATEST NOVEL 

We had a wonderful time at the Parker County Peach Festival at Weatherford yesterday, as usual. This is a well-attended summer event with lots of readers. We've been to places during the hot weather, and it's obvious that the heat has kept people at home. Not Weatherford! Once again, the peach lovers also loved our books. Thanks, Weatherford.

I'm working on a new novel at this time, striving to avoid imposing a deadline on myself. I'll just say it returns to Mitt Stone and dramatizes a real event that happened many years ago in my family. Update July 11, 2019: I put the word "End" on the new novel just this week. Still lots of work to do, but I'm optimistic that we can have it published by early fall.

Got a sweet letter from an eleven year old reader yesterday. She had read The Horse Thief and the Lady, and said it was "awesome," and that she really enjoyed it. Particularly, she liked that "your book was nice and long." I have some young readers and I always tell parents that the language and actions of my characters will not degrade the reader, especially young readers. My young fan didn't give a name, for privacy reasons, and I would never reveal it here anyway. Thanks, young reader. You've made my day!

Upcoming Venues
July

Guest Speaker at Salado Public Library, Saturday, July 27, at 10:30 AM. Mainly, I will be speaking to other writers on my experiences.

September

Goliad Holiday Market Days, Goliad, TX, Saturday, Sept. 7. We got rained out last year, but we will try again.

October

Huntsville Fair on the Square, Huntsville,  Tx. We recently discovered this event, and it's great. Saturday, October 5. Downtown. Huge!

Guest Speaker at the Sam Houston Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Belton Chapter, American Legion Hall, 10:00 A.M.

Texas Country Reporter, Waxahachie, Tx.  Sat. October 26. Top name music group, tons of vendors, over a 100,000 in attendance, largest in the state. Free admission. Don't miss Bob and Kelli Phillips and this large event.

November

Henderson's Heritage Syrup Festival. Downtown Henderson. Saturday, November 9. Huge entertainment for the kids while adults find plenty to shop and eat.
 All day in Henderson. Come to see us. 

Guest Speaker at Kimble County Library, Junction, TX, Wed. Nov 13, 12-1 Luncheon. I hope to have my new novel out by this time. Its setting is old Junction City in lawless days. 

Pflugerville Pfun Pfest, The telling of the Texas/German Story. Saturday, November 16. Inside event. Comfortable but gratifying.

December

Christmas on Old Fort Concho. A grand event in Historic San Angelo. Three days with exhibits, acts, cannon fire, food, and vendors. We're one of 'em! Friday to Sunday, December 6 to 8. One of our favorite Events.