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2015 Texas Author Series at Abilene Public Library


The Texas Author Series is an extension of the West Texas Book Festival and allows the Friends of the Library to present free public programs in the spring. Funds from the festival underwrite the Texas Author Series. This spring’s series includes five programs, featuring history, mystery, football, romance and inspiration.


All the programs begin at noon at the Abilene Public Library downtown. A delicious lunch is served at 11:45 for just $5, or you may bring your own. Books are available for purchase and signing.


This spring’s schedule

  • Monday, Feb. 9 – Romance:  Novelists Karen Witemeyer (Abilene) and Lisa Wingate (Clifton) will provide a little romance just in time for Valentine’s Day. Both write upbeat, award-winning inspirational romance novels.
  • Monday, March 2 – History: Celebrate Texas Independence Day and Texas Women’s History Month with Carmen Goldthwaite (Fort Worth), author of two books on Texas women – Texas Dames and Texas Ranch Women.
  • Monday, March 23 – Football: Play Hard, Stay Purple and Other Life Lessons from Hardin-Simmons Football is a collection of pieces written by HSU players and coaches on what they learned about life while playing football for former head coach Jimmie Keeling. Several of the writers will share their experiences, and sports announcer Al Pickett will emcee the program.
  • Monday, April 13 –Mystery: Brent Douglass, John T. Davis and James R. Dennis (Austin and San Antonio) write entertaining murder mysteries under the pen name of Miles Arceneaux -- Ransom Island, Thin Slice of Life, and LaSalle’s Ghost --  all set on the Texas Gulf Coast.  James Dennis is the nephew of Abilene’s Ed and Sue Patton.
  • Monday, May 11 – Inspiration: Tim Madigan (Arlington) is the author of I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers (TV’s Mister Rogers). Madigan shares stories about their special relationship over the years.

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