Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Review of Texas Authors Day

Welcome To Texas Authors Day
San Marcos Public Library

Celia and friends:
Celia Yeary (left), Diana Castillleja (middle), and Terri Clamons (right)
Diana lives near San Marcos, and she and I have visited more than once. I was so glad to see a familiar face! Terri, my good friend, is a new author, and she stopped by to say hello during her book-buying spree.

This is a small portion of our beautiful, spacious library. The staff keeps the library well-stocked, organizes children's programs, offers computer classes, schedules musical programs in the public room, and allows volunteers to use the computers to help residents with tax returns.
NOTE: The lovely young blond woman is Julliette Kruger, who writes children's books.

The young man is a fourth-grader who attends Crockett Elementary School. He was a reporter that day, interviewing a few authors, asking thoughtful questions, listening intently, and meticulously writing his notes. He impressed me!
NOTE: I'm seated at the table with Diana behind the man with the blue shirt.

To showcase the variety of authors who participated in Texas Authors Day, I'll introduce three of them, including myself.

Left Seated: Diana Castilleja--stay-at-home mom who is IVed to her computer, author of sixteen romance novels: Paranormal, Fantasy, Contemporary--available from Tease Publications.

Right Seated: Phil Irwin aka The Whiskey Rebel--part-time writer and musician, author of "Job Jumper," available from Phil, PO Box 1781, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

Right Standing: Mr. Bill Soyars--retired cattle rancher, born-again Christian, a true Texas gentleman, author of "A Passionate Trail," available at Hastings in San Marcos.

Left Standing: Celia Yeary, an accidental author, life-long Texan, author of Western Historical Romance novels, available from or .

Thank you for checking out our Texas Authors Day. Forty-four authors of every genre from several cities participated. Visitors came and went, with a surge around three o'clock. The event was organized by library staff member, Robin Wood. She also created the lovely posters for us, provided bottled water, as well as punch and cookies. It's Texas, spelled H-o-s-p-i-t-a-l-i-t-y!
Celia Yeary

SHOWDOWN IN SOUTHFORK: Western Contemporary Romance:
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ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS-a Western Historical Romance—

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  1. Lovely blog Celia! Thanks for sharing the table with me. I enjoyed spending the afternoon with you!

    Phil and Bill were very sweet. Maybe we'll get to see them again. :)

  2. DIANA--thanks! I love to meet people who are a little out of the norm. Yes, both of them were sweet, just as kind as can be. Thanks for being my table-mate. Celia

  3. Thanks for inviting me to drop by, Celia. Lovely library and interesting group of people in the photos. I feel as if I've been there with you.

  4. There's my Texas lady Celia! That looked like a lot of fun - and how lovely to see Diana Castilleja again, we used to 'see'each other regularly on chats, but not for ages! Glad to see you're doing great, Diana! thanks for sharing the photos, Celia!

    Jane x

  5. Sounds like a fun day with exciting people. It's always been my dream to visit Texas. Maybe someday soon.

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I enjoyed the pictures and meeting some new authors.

  7. Thank you, Linda Swift, for stopping by--You alwasy make my day. Celia

  8. JANE--Hi, and thank you for the sweet comments.Diana was also one of the presenters. She really knows the business. Celia

  9. Linda L. and Loretta--I do so appreciate your stopping by. Celia

  10. Celia, thanks so much for sharing your pictures with us. It looks like it was a real special day. I can tell you guys had a lot of fun. It's events like this I would think all authors find the most rewarding about being an author.


  11. MARY AND STEPH--it was fun. It's different from a book signing because (1) there were so many authors--44. (2) All genres and categories were represented. there were only three romance authors there. Me, Diana, and a woman who wrote for Bethany House Inspiraitonals. Wonderful stories.Celia

  12. Celia, thank you for sharing the pictures. You have a lovely library. I am so happy to see a picture of Diane who was so gracious at posting my books and excerpts. It looks like you had a great day.

  13. MONA--we did have a good time. I roamed around some, and my dh sat at my table with Diane. Now he knows more about her than I do. Celia

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