Today’s episode is a little different and features short conversations with several authors about their most recent book and involvement with the 2021 Boerne Book & Arts Festival. For those that don’t know, Boerne is a beautiful bedroom community just north of San Antonio, Texas, and the book festival takes place each year on Main Plaza on the first Saturday in October. This year’s event featured authors such as John Erickson and James Wade, as well as author panels with topics such as Heroines of WWII, Texas Ranches and Texas Rangers, and Early Roads and the Old Spanish Trail.
I’m grateful to the Patrick Heath Public Library for putting on the event and to Caren Creech and Robin Stauber for inviting us to participate, as well as to all the authors who spent time with us.
Authors interviewed in this episode (in order) and their most recent work:
- John Erickson – Bad Smoke, Good Smoke: A Texas Rancher’s View of Wildfire
- James Wade – River, Sing Out
- Eric Robert Morse – Juggernaut: The Rise and Fall of an Economic Behemoth
- Cindy Weigand – Texas Women in World War II
- Paula Allen – San Antonio, Then and Now
- Katherine Sharp Landdeck – The Women With Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
- James Collett – The Old Spanish Trail Highway in Texas
- Thomas McDonald – Texas Rangers, Ranchers, and Realtors: James Hughes Callahan and the Day Family in the Guadalupe River Basin
- Carol Coffee Resposa – Contributor to Easing the Edges: A Collection of Everyday Miracles
Other people, books, and events mentioned in this episode:
- Bruce Shackleford – King Ranch: A Legacy in Art
- La Prensa Texas Newspaper
- Lupe Velez
- Mike Cox – Gunfights & Sights in Texas Ranger History
- San Antonio Book Festival
- San Antonio Botanical Garden
- Stephen Harrigan
- Tammy Jo Schultz
- Texas Book Festival
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