Author Index

Tex Atkinson

Tex Atkinson, Commander, U.S. Navy (retired),

- received his wings in July 1949. He made five carrier tours and flew over 100 combat missions in Korea before retiring from the Navy in 1968. Atkinson holds the usual assortment of awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Tex spent most of his early years in and around Central Texas, hence the nickname. This book is a combination of his first-hand experiences as a Naval Aviator and his personal memoirs of growing up in the 1930s and ´40s.
Over the years, Tex has written articles and short stories for various magazines and is now semi-retired near Pensacola, Florida, with his wife Annie. They have raised a family of six children and now enjoy 22 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Following his active Navy duty, Atkinson founded an employee benefits agency. He and Annie still travel Florida for his agency, working with the hotel industry

book title From the Cockpit: Coming of Age in the Korean War by Tex Atkinson

From the Cockpit

Coming of Age in the Korean War
by Tex Atkinson

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Eddie Barker

is known as the first television reporter to announce President John F. Kennedy´s death. He is a pioneer of local television broadcasting, joining KRLD-TV, Channel 4 (now KDFW), in Dallas on the first day the station signed on, December 3, 1949. Also a longtime voice on KRLD radio, and a long-time Southwest Conference football announcer for the legendary Humble Network, he is a charter member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Barker is a former president of the Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA).

book title Eddie Barker's Notebook by Eddie Barker and John Mark Dempsey

Eddie Barker´s Notebook

by Eddie Barker
& John Mark Dempsey

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Juan Manuel Casas

- was born in El Paso, Texas. He is a graduate of California Southern Law School and Trinity College & University. Juan is currently working on a historical novel that chronicles the Villalba family´s life in Italy and migration to Sicily and then Spain. He and his wife, Arlene currently reside in Murrieta, California.

book title Federico Villalba´s Texas

Federico Villalba´s Texas

A Mexican Pioneer´s Life in the Big Bend
by Juan Manuel Casas

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Patricia Wilson Clothier

- spent the first fourteen years of her life on the Wilson ranch in Big Bend, Texas. In those years, she experienced the Big Bend as a backyard filled with cherished treasures and inspiring adventures.

Patricia, an artist and teacher, now lives in Shawnee Mission, Kansas with her husband, Grant. Although over a thousand miles away, Patricia returns to southwest Texas as often as possible to visit friends and family, and to renew her spirit in the beautiful land of her childhood.



book title Beneath the Window Early Ranch Life in the Big Bend Country by Patricia Wilson Clothier

Beneath the Window

Early Ranch Life in the Big Bend Country
by Patricia Wilson Clothier

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John Mark Dempsey

is an associate professor of radio-television at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He has published two other books, The Jack Ruby Trial Revisited: The Diary of Jury Foreman Max Causey and The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air.

Dempsey holds bachelor and master´s degrees from East Texas State University and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He has served on the journalism faculties of Texas A&M and the University of North Texas, and works as a radio news anchor and producer for the Texas State Network.

book title Eddie Barker's Notebook by Eddie Barker and John Mark Dempsey

Eddie Barker´s Notebook

by Eddie Barker
& John Mark Dempsey

978-0-9717667-6-1
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Book Title Eddie Barker´s Notebook

book title The Jack Ruby Trail - 50th Year Anniversary Edition

The Jack Ruby Trial
50th Year Anniversary Edition

by John Mark Dempsey

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Dr. Charlie Edwards

- was born near Sanderson, Texas, and has spent his life in the Texas-Mexican borderlands area of West Texas along the Rio Grande River, leaving only to attend college and to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He graduated from Texas A&M in 1949 with a degree in veterinary medicine, and began his practice that year in Marfa, Texas, in the heart of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains area. His work continued for more than fifty years, and ranged from the Pecos River to the Rio Grande and north as far as New Mexico.

book title The Last Campfire

Up to My Armpits

Adventures of a West Texas Veterinarian
by Dr. Charlie Edwards

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Mike Farris

Mike Farris is an entertainment attorney with the Dallas, Texas, law firm of Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein, P.C. He previously collaborated with television journalist Murphy Martin to write Martin´s memoir, Front Row Seat: A Veteran Reporter Relives the Four Decades that Reshaped America, and with rodeo cowboy turned actor/director/producer Robert Hinkle to write Hinkle´s memoir, Call Me Lucky: A Texan in HollywoodEvery Pig Got a Saturday, he is the author of the novels Kanaka Blues, Manifest Intent, Rules of Privilege, Wrongful Termination, and The Bequest. His website is www.michaelfarris.net.

book title Every Pigs' Got a Saturday

Every Pig Got a Saturday

by Mike Farris

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Elizabeth A. Garcia

Award-winning author Elizabeth (Beth) Garcia has lived for more than thirty years in the Big Bend country of far west Texas. She has hiked, rafted, explored, and earned a living in this wild desert-mountain land near the Rio Grande, on the border of the United States and Mexico. It was experiencing the deep canyons, creosote-covered bajadas, and stark, jagged mountains; the wide-open spaces and dark, starry nights that eventually brought her to writing.

"One Bloody Shirt at a Time" (the first Deputy Ricos novel) won "Best Crime Novel of the Year" from the Texas Authors Association for 2013.

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book title Border Ghosts - A Deputy Ricos Tals No. 4

Border Ghosts

A Deputy Ricos Tals No. 4

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Jim Glendinning

arrived in the USA from Scotland in 1961 after graduating from Oxford University. For the next 30 years he worked on both sides of the Atlantic, mainly in tourism. As a tour guide and travel writer, he visited 118 countries before happening upon Alpine, Texas in 1992. He decided to stay and opened a bed & breakfast called The Corner House. He continues to write travel articles, runs tours into Mexico, and offers guide service in the Big Bend area.

He has been traveling the world for over 50 years. Working in the travel business has given Jim insider information, which he shares with the world through his blogspot,

Book title Adventures In Big Bend by by Jim Glendinning

Adventures In Big Bend
4th Edition

by Jim Glendinning

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Clark Gray

- grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor´s Degree in Journalism in 1990.

An avid photographer and writer, he conceived and produced an Emmy Award-winning television series that runs in several countries and he currently produces content for major cable networks. Clark has lived and worked in New York, Slovakia and London.

He lives near Austin, Texas with his wife and their three children.

book title The Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray

The Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray

by Clark Gray

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Ted Gray

- grew up around Jacksboro, Texas, but as a teenager in the 1930s moved to the Big Bend country of West Texas to seek his fortune as a cowboy. He moved up the ladder to become a ranch manager and eventually bought, leased and operated several ranches of his own. After 50 years in the saddle, he retired with his wife, Addie. Ted enjoyed occasionally appearing as a speaker at cowboy gatherings where he exercised his considerable talents as a story-teller.

Longtime West Texan rancher Ted Gray Sr. died Monday, March 14, 2011, at his home in Alpine. He was 85.

Shades of the West

by Ted Gray
book title Shades of the West

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In this collection of over a hundred of what Gray calls "stories," we have his memoir of more than 50 years in the saddle combined with fascinating glimpses into the lives, deeds, and misdeeds of a remarkable array of "characters." READ MORE »

David Heymann

David Heymann is an award-winning architect and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin. His interest is in what people want from nature.

The focus of Heymann´s writing, research, and practice is the relationship of buildings (and other constructions) and landscapes, particularly natural landscapes. He writes a column for Places.

My Beautiful City Austin is his first work of fiction. » Read On...

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My Beautiful City - Austin

David Heymann

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W.C. Jameson

W.C. Jameson is the award-winning author of more than ninety books, 1500 articles and essays, 320 songs, and dozens of published poems. He is the creator and author of the best-selling Beyond the Grave series including books on Billy the Kid, John Wilkes Booth, Butch Cassidy, and a forthcoming one on Amelia Earhart.

Jameson is the Best Selling Treasure Author in the United States and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter has led to stints as a consultant for the Unsolved Mysteries television show, the Travel Channel, and a number of other television projects. He recently appeared in the documentary The Desert´s Lost River of Gold, and has been interviewed on The History Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, and Nightline.

Serving as an advisor for the film National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage, he appears in an interview on the DVD. His book, Treasure Hunter: Caches, Curses, and Deadly Confrontations, was named Best Book of the Year (2011) by Indie Reader.

Jameson has recorded six CDs of original music. In 1999 he was named Songwriter of the Year by the Texas Folk Music Guild. He has written the sound tracks for two PBS documentaries and one feature film, his music has been heard on NPR, and he wrote and performed in the musical, "Whatever Happened to the Outlaw, Jesse James?" Jameson has also appeared as an actor in five films.

You can find him online at www.wcjameson.com and Facebook - www.facebook.com/LostMinesandBuriedTreasures.

book title Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Big Bend

Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Big Bend

W.C. Jameson

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Trent Jones

Trent Jones taught in Terlingua for four years before moving on to a new phase in his life. He and Olga moved to Boerne and got into real estate. They continue in that profession now in Ojai, California. They return to the Big Bend as often as possible and try to see as many of their old students as they can.

book title Terlingua Teacher, The Remarkable Lessons Taught and Learned in a One-Room Texas Schoolhouse by Trent Jones and Carlton Stowers

Terlingua Teacher

by Trent Jones & Carlton Stowers

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Harlan G. Koch

Born in Anthony, Kansas, Harlan G. Koch, spent grades 1 through 3 (he skipped the 2nd grade) in Coffeyville, Kans. From Coffeyville, his father called him to Woods County in Oklahoma´s Cimarron Country to help with the family business.

He then entered the Oklahoma Military Academy at Claremore, Oklahoma. He lettered in football for two years, boxed and became an accomplished horseman in the Horse Cavalry ROTC program and upon graduation received an AA degree. On 16 Nov 42 (WWII) he enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army

In 1994, they settled in San Francisco. After a stint at Berkeley, Koch began writing essays and a book, "Homer´s Place." It was a finalist in novels at the Oklahoma Center for the Book competition.

book title Homer's Place by Harlan G. Koch

Homer´s Place

by Harlan G. Koch

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Michael Lee Lanning

Michael Lee Lanning is the author of 21 nonfiction books on military history, sports, and health. More than 1.1million copies of his books are in print in fifteen countries, and editions have been translated into twelve languages. He has appeared on major television networks and the History Channel as an expert on the individual soldier on both sides of the Vietnam War.

The New York Times Book Review declared Lanning´s Vietnam 1969-1970: A Company Commander´s Journal to be "...one of the most honest and horrifying accounts of a combat soldier´s life to come out of the Vietnam War." The London Sunday Times devoted an entire page to review his The Military 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time. According to the San Francisco Journal, Lanning´s Inside the VC and NVA is, "A well-researched, groundbreaking work that fills a huge gap in the historiography of the Vietnam War."

A veteran of more than twenty years in the U.S. Army, Lanning is a retired lieutenant colonel. During the Vietnam War he served as an infantry platoon leader, reconnaissance platoon leader, and an infantry company commander. In addition to having earned the Combat Infantryman´s Badge and Bronze Star with "V" device with two oak leaf clusters, Lanning is Ranger-qualified and a senior parachutist.

Lanning was born in Sweetwater, Texas, and is a 1968 graduate of Texas A&M University. He currently resides on the Bolivar Peninsula of Texas.

book title Tony Buzbee - Defining Moments

Tony Buzbee - Defining Moments

by Michael Lee Lanning

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Mike Nichols

is a sixth-generation Texan who has trafficked in words all of his adult life. He worked twenty-three years for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a copy editor, humor columnist, and travel writer. As a travel writer, he schlepped his suitcases and cameras to more than forty countries on all seven continents before he realized that his favorite destination in the world is his own backyard.

He is the author of three other books: Life and Other Ways to Kill Time, Real Men Belch Downwind, and Women Are from Pluto, Men Are from Uranus. Balaam Gimble´s Gumption is his first novel.

Nichols lives in Fort Worth after having lived twenty-five years in rural Texas, including four years just down the road a piece from the fictional town of Willoughby. Like Balaam Gimble, during his rural years Nichols lived amid carefully uncultivated woods and weeds. Like Balaam Gimble, he drove a pickup truck that was old enough to vote. Unlike Balaam Gimble, he did not have a pet deer, although he was on a first-name basis with several wild ones.

book title Balaam Gimble's Gumption

Balaam Gimble´s Gumption

by Mike Nichols

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book title Live From The boneyard

Live From The boneyard

by Mike Nichols


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Spring 2015

Laurence Parent - Author & Photographer

Laurence Parent was born and raised in New Mexico. After receiving a petroleum engineering degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, he practiced engineering for six years before becoming a full-time freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects. Hundreds of his photos appear in calendars every year.

His article and photo credits include National Geographic Traveler , Men´s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Sierra, Natural History, National Parks, Newsweek, Arizona Highways, Travel & Leisure, and The New York Times. He contributes regularly to regional publications such as Texas Highways, Texas Monthly, New Mexico Magazine, and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Parent has done 38 books.

Book Title Death in Big Bend by Laurence Parent

Death in Big Bend

by Laurence Parent

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Dr.Michael Powell - Director of the Herbarium

A Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology, Powell has contributed to the university for over 50 years. He is currently Director of the herbarium and is completing a flora of Trans-Pecos Texas. His contributions include teaching and advising students, botanical research and numerous publications, including 6 books on Trans-Pecos flora. He initiated and supervised the native plant propagation program and demonstration garden at Sul Ross and was inducted into the Sul Ross Athletic Hall of Honor in 1994 and named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2010.

Book title Native Plants in Landscaping: Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, and Grasses of the Texas Desert and Mountains by A. Michael Powell & Shirley A. Powell

Native Plants in Landscaping

by A. Michael Powell
& Shirley A. Powell

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Book title Grasses of the Pecos

Grasses of the Trans-Pecos and Adjacent Areas

by A. Michael Powell

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Shirley Powell

is a retired High School science teacher with a M. S. in Biology. She taught Biology, Chemistry, and Physics for 30 years. Shirley has extensive field experience in collecting cacti and other plants native to the Texas mountains and deserts; author or co-author of several journal articles as well as two books; botanical illustrator; and curatorial assistant at the Sul Ross State University herbarium. Shirley has served as a consultant for the Texas Education Agency and serves on the Board of Directors of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute.

Book title Native Plants in Landscaping: Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, and Grasses of the Texas Desert and Mountains by A. Michael Powell & Shirley A. Powell

Native Plants in Landscaping

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Edwin A. "Bud" Shrake, Jr.

is the author of BLESSED MCGILL, BORDERLAND, and STRANGE PEACHES. Movie credits include TOM HORN, KID BLUE and SONGWRITER.

Shrake was a member of the Texas Film Hall of Fame, and received the Lon Tinkle lifetime achievement award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Book Festival Bookend Award.

Called a "Lion of Texas Letters" by the Austin American-Statesman.

book title Custers Brothers Horse by Edwin Shrake

Custer´s Brother´s Horse

by Edwin "Bud" Shrake

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book title Strange Peaches by Edwin Shrake

Strange Peaches

by Edwin "Bud" Shrake

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Blessed McGill by Bud Shrake

Blessed McGill

by Edwin "Bud" Shrake

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Carlton Stowers

Carlton Stowers is a widely published, award winning Texas writer. Author of To The Last Breath and Careless Whispers, both Edgar Award winners (Mystery Writers of America). The publisher enjoyed his Titanic Thompson, a biography of an incredibly talented Texas con man. Stowers now lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

book title Terlingua Teacher, The Remarkable Lessons Taught and Learned in a One-Room Texas Schoolhouse by Trent Jones and Carlton Stowers

Terlingua Teacher

by Trent Jones & Carlton Stowers

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Robert Waller

- grew up in the small town of Rockford, Iowa, and was educated at the University of Northern Iowa and Indiana University. He was for many years a professor at his Iowa alma mater, where he also served as Dean of the College of Business from 1979 to 1986.

He lives on a remote ranch in the high desert mountains of Texas and pursues his interests in writing, photography, music, economics, and mathematics.



book title A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller

A Thousand Country Roads

by Robert James Waller

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Gayne C. Young

Gayne C. Young´s work has appeared in such magazines as Sporting Classics, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, and Gray´s Sporting Journal. Feel free to contact him through his website at www.gaynecyoung.com.

Book title Texas Safari - The Game Hunter's Guide to Texas by Gayne C. Young

Texas Safari - The Game Hunter's Guide to Texas

by Gayne C. Young

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Book Title Texas Safari - The Fishing Guide to Texas by Gayne C. Young

Texas Safari - The Fishing Guide to Texas

by Gayne C. Young

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