“A VOW NEVER BROKEN”

— THE POETRY OF ABSTINENCE — John Wallace Crawford sat beside the bed where his mother lay dying, a woman who dealt with more than her share of hardships after her alcoholic husband left to fight in the Civil War in 1861.

“Promise me something, Jack,” she whispered, her voice weak.

“Anything, Mother,” he said, holding her hand with a firm but gentle grip.

“You know the heartbreak this family has suffered because […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: JULIA ROBB, WAR GAMES AND OTHER ADVENTURES

If you ever have a chance to sit down with Julia Robb and chat about her award-winning days as a journalist, you’ll leave laughing, shaking your head, or gawking in astonishment.

A storyteller in every sense of the word, Julia now writes novels and works as a freelance editor. She also squeezes in time to speak and conduct workshops about all things Texas.

Among her presentations is one where she reveals […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: ANTHONY WHITT, DEVOTED TO THE WEST

Authenticity ranks as the common link in the stories Anthony Whitt writes about the American West.

Anthony has devoted many hours learning all he can about this country’s rich historical heritage. He’s equally fascinated by the men and women who survived the challenges involved in settling a sometimes unwelcome frontier.

His novels – Hard Land to Rule, and Cold Hard Ride – make up the first two books of […]

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FlashBack Friday Newsletter #7

FlashBack Friday

Welcome to FlashBack Friday

Today, a quick recap of:

Blogs of the Week Tweets, including Historical Anniversaries, RealityChecks, and TimelessTips Selected Facebook posts

 

Sunday, March 31

A Writer of Compelling Prose: Most of the short stories Raymond Carver wrote included untidy endings.

Monday, April 1

Libbie Custer – Widow, Wanderer, Writer: A woman who spent more than a half-century defending her husband’s legacy.

Tuesday, April 2

StoryTeller 7 – Phil Truman, from Class Clown […]

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