Congratulations to Rebecca Henderson-Smotherman, Linda Whitaker, Aimee Whitaker, Donna Thomas, Sally Keeling, Deborah Taylor, Cynthia Wildridge, Jean Cook, Donna Bartee, Valerie Bergstrom. The final touches for the cook-off are being put together by Rebecca Allen, TCU Press. The new West Hampton Bistro will host the event in January. More news to follow by Rebecca.
The Texas Book Festival in Austin was bursting with fabulous authors, such as Keith Graves, fellow Mississippi author living in Texas. Brian Floca, Caldecott award winner for 2014 Locomotive, visiting his former studio mate and friend John Rocco, Caldecott Honor for Blackout . I was in the A&M tent signing Texas Chili? Oh My! and playing with armadillo puppets created by Erin Riche. So much fun!
Think you have the best cornbread recipe around?
Submit it to our Cornbread Cook-off Challenge for a chance to be featured in Patricia Vermillion’s newest children’s book, Hound Dawg, a Southern retelling of “The Little Red Hen”!
Mail a copy of your recipe (along with your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address) to:
TCU Box 298300
Fort Worth, TX 76129
The top ten recipes will be chosen to participate in a cook-off at the new Hampton West Bistro in Fort Worth in January 2015. The winning recipe will be featured in Hound Dawg!
What are you waiting for? Submit today!
Have questions? Email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improving your Submission Success Rate was one focus of the conference. One resource suggested at the conference was the website WRITERS RECOMMEND. Author Rebecca Makkai”s suggestions for WRITERS BLOCK…
…Take a walk WITHOUT your notebook…Vitamin B…extrahours ofSleep…Exercise or Yoga.
Another recommendation was New Pages, “information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more.” Valuable information!
Shereen, owner of SOUTHERN BOUND BOOKS located in Biloxi, supported this conference.Thank you!