Texas Book Fest Roundup

Like a little kid on Christmas Eve, I’m going to toss and turn tonight thinking about author signings and fried things on sticks!  Tomorrow is the Texas Book Fest and boy do I have a full day ahead of me! I’ve got a pretty tight schedule, but hopefully I’ll get to meet these authors.

Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge

From the publisher: On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling, the richest old lady in Bass, Texas, decides to have a garage sale. With help from a couple of neighborhood boys, Faith lugs her priceless Louis XV elephant clock, countless Tiffany lamps, and everything else from her nineteenth-century mansion out onto her long, sloping lawn. More…

Let’s Pretend this Never Happened ( a mostly true memoir) by Jenny Lawson

From the publisher: Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. More…

The Boots My Mother Gave Me by Brooklyn James

From the publisher: Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving the small town she grew up in and the one boy who gave her a soft place to fall, Jeremiah Johnson. More…

The Swamp Whisperer by Sylvia Dickey Smith

From the publisher: In this latest Sidra Smart mystery, Sid takes a bumpy road trip with her Aunt Annie. In the meantime, Boo Murphy – a cranky old swamp-rat who prefers to spend time in her pirogue, hunting and fishing, to spending time with people – is pulled into a strange world when she discovers a deserted brush-hut deep in the bayou. Read the post below for more details!

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