• Prickly Pear
    Blog,  On Reading,  On Travel,  On West Texas,  On Writing

    July Newsletter | 2 Perfect Summer Movies

    Read my July 2020 Newsletter with recommendations to make your summer cooler, including 2 perfect summer movies, books you'll love, and an announcement about the Appalachian Writers' Workshop.

  • Big Bend on Big Screen
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    Big Bend on the Big Screen

    It’s no secret the Big Bend Region of Far West Texas is one of my favorite escapes. Spotty cell service, wide open spaces, no television, and endless nature is my drink of choice. I had the pleasure of writing this feature for the 2019-2020 Big Bend and Texas Mountains Travel Guide.  Read the article here (accompanied by fabulous photographs from Sarah Vasquez). As a result of writing this article, I received a personal invite by one of the original Fandango “groovers” to Ultimate Fandango Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2020. You, too, are invited—let’s all go toast our youth over the Rio Grande!  Let’s stay connected!For news, insider exclusives, occasional recipes, and book recommendations, sign up for my…