Kowboys for Kids . . . in Fort Worth, Texas

Christmas in November? Yep, it could happen. Especially, if you’re a Cowboy. Upcoming this Sunday, November 29th, 2009, Kowboys for Kids will host their 20th Annual Christmas bash to raise toys and donations for the quickly-approaching holiday season. Kowboys For Kids This year the event will be held at Pearl’s Dance Hall & Saloon, located at 302 West Exchange Street, in the Stockyards area of Fort Worth, Texas. The Live Music event will feature:Carl Vaughn & Texas CountryHill City BandDurwood StrubeLandon DoddKelly SpinksCountry Night LiveThe CoachmenRandy BrownRiverwood BandJim SniderBob PrichardKristi KaylinDanny EdwardsJerry WebbAnd, many other great entertainers!Quite a list of extraordinary musicians who are donating their time and talent for a great event for children. […]

Quotes . . . follow the train track!

I like quotes. Concise, straight-forward (well, sometimes) nuggets of truth. But whose truth? Um . . . good question. Comes down to perception, doesn’t it? Quotes: “If you ask a professional for advice, be smart enough to take it.” Any doctor you’ve ever been to see. “People don’t always know what we think they know.” Ken Roberts, multi-million dollar investor. “Better to write for yourself and lose the public than write for the public and lose yourself.” Cyril Connolly, journalist. Have I had too much caffeine? Too little sleep? Been out in the Texas sun too long? Because surely those three quotes can’t be related. Consider again. Follow my choo-choo, if you will. Writers, published […]

Writing . . . Margie Lawson . . . agent appointments

Wow! It’s been a busy time. For the past few weeks, I’ve been rushing to get projects completed for a local writing event. North Texas Romance Writers hosted their first Two-Step Conference. Margie Lawson was the guest speaker, along with Cori Devoe from 3 Seas Literary Agency and Melissa Jeglinski from The Knight Agency, who took a full-day worth of agent appointments. Simply said, “Two-Stepping was great!” Many of the conference attendees were experienced. Me . . . I was a virgin in the ways of Margie Lawson. Believe me, it’s a total immersion in writing. The woman is high-energy and she drags her student into the thick of learning with a smile. I understand […]