Book Review

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Dec 28 - 12:13pm

Joyce Gibson Roach, still blazing trails at 80

Joyce Gibson Roach, a charming, silver-haired, fifth-generation Texan storyteller, answers most questions with a winding trail of magical stories about her beloved West Texas, horses, cowgirls and talking horned toads. Roach is a retired Texas Christian University adjunct English professor, author...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Sep 28 - 2:35pm

Storytelling is a shared experience; everybody loves a good story. The Wildcatter Exchange, a Fort Worth nonprofit, offers opportunities to interact with creators and the creative spirit. On Oct. 28, Wildcatters hosts A Conversation and Reading, featuring a debut novel from North Texas author...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Oct 27 - 4:37pm

Imagine a time in Texas when women swapped bread for meat with peaceful Indians and shot cannons through cabin doorways to ward off the hostile ones. Throughout centuries, resilient women of the Lone Star State built ranches, defended their homes and children, doctored cowhands and nurtured...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Sep 24 - 10:39am

The writing of Fort Worth author Rebecca Allard’s intense and compelling book, Reckless: A Memoir, took 17 years. Describing this book as intense is an understatement. Allard’s story is an honest and courageous telling of early childhood abuse at the hands of her father and 16 years of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Jun 13 - 12:32pm

Despite state law banning casinos and card rooms, Texas is a poker state. Old-timers like Doyle Brunson traveled the state in the ’50s and ’60s seeking out action – occasionally finding themselves looking down the barrel of a gun. In the last decade, a new kind of poker...

Posted By Jenni Hanley on 2013 Dec 11 - 12:48pm

Patsy Dorris Hale talks about putting her past on paper in He Heard His Brother Call His Name.

The book illuminates the influence of family members, both good and bad. How did your childhood in Fort Worth influence you? My childhood was pretty ordinary. I was born to older parents who never thought they’d have a second child, and they doted on me. It was a wonderful, stable, faith-...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 2 - 4:48pm

Anyone who's seen the realty show Storage Wars on the A&E channel knows the scenario.

by Sean Chaffin | Buyers, with cash in hand, gather around a suburban storage facility ready to bid on a unit in which someone has gotten behind in payments. The onlookers can only peer inside, bidding in hopes to find something of value among dusty, old furniture and clothes. This scene played...