Behind the Scenes – December 2107

Special Event, Special Event, Special Event

Saturday, December 2 gives you a chance to complete your holiday shopping. Wylie is sponsoring an Art Fair and Tree Lighting. Start the day at a huge craft fair at the Baptist Event Center, 200 Ballard Street with 100+ vendors. Grab some food: then go shopping.

The Wylie Art Gallery starts their Creative Gift event at 11:00 a.m. with Creativity for Kids. At 2:00 p.m. a watercolor artist gives a demonstration and guidance to budding artists. At 4:00 p.m. three authors from the Sachse-Wylie Authors Group offer insight for the gift of creative writing. Come early as parking may be chaotic. You don’t want to miss a minute of this interactive discussion about publishing.

Visit with the authors and artists. See you there.

Tulsa Event

 Be sure to read Resistance, about my fabulous trip to Tulsa in this issue.

Southern Methodist University Event

A friend and I attended the SMU event featuring Anne Lamott, prolific writer. Thirty-two-hundred people filled the McFarland Auditorium. She has a new book titled Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy. I’m eager for time to read it.

Private Book Club

I shared old photos I found AFTER I published Gift of the Suitcase. What a delightful group of fun and eloquent participants.

If you are choosing books for your book clubs, think of me. I customize each program.

Success in Sachse: Author Con 2015

Enjoy the pictures from Author Con 2015!

Y’all come right in, folks! See the 20 authors, selling their books. The first Author Con event, a book fair in the small suburban community of Sachse outside Dallas happened on May 19. Led by the Director of the Sachse Public Library, Mignon Morse created a successful community event, demonstrating the friendliness of this tiny library.


Friends of the Library and the Sachse Wylie Authors Group  (SWAG) supported the event, finding authors and spreading the word to the public. Community leaders attended, making it a friendly, family affair. Mike Felix, the Mayor, visited with the authors, his friends and colleagues. Sachse, a growing community, is home to many new residents with little immediate awareness of the fabulous friendliness of the little town of 20,000, located just east of Plano/Murphy and north of Garland.

With new construction and a shortage of homes in the DFW area, the new people in Sachse become aware of the community services through events such as Author Con. They join the city boards, such as the Library Board and help with Planning and Zoning issues, become members of the Chamber of Commerce and create new businesses.

The library is one stop for having a great life in the suburbs.