Ricky Bush will sign and discuss his debut novel, The Devil's Blues (Barking Rain Press; $12.95).
RICKY BUSH has been reading about, writing about and playing the blues for most of his adult life. His articles have highlighted the careers of blues musicians in magazines such as Blues Access, Hittin’ the Note, Southwest Blues and The American Harmonica Newsmagazine. He has also written over a hundred reviews of recorded blues music and brings his view of the blues to readers at www.bushdogblues.blogspot.com.
He spent twenty nine years teaching Texas high school students journalism, world geography, and English. After retiring from teaching, his love of the blues and writing fiction met at the crossroads, and he began fulfilling his lifelong goal to author the novel that he always said that he would. He is an active member of the Sisters in Crime organization and maintains an author website at www.richardbushbooks.com, a Facebook page under Ricky Bush, and a Twitter account @bushdog51.
Richard hangs his hat in his self-built log home in rural Texas, where he and his wife, Virginia, raised two daughters and a son. He can occasionally be coaxed into assisting with the small family oil and gas operation that they helped build. When he’s not applying his fingers to the keyboard, he puts a harmonica to his lips and practices what he preaches by blowing the blues.
Reavis Wortham will sign and discuss The Right Side of Wrong
(Poisoned Pen Press; $24.95 or 14.95).
As a boy, award-winning writer, Reavis Z Wortham hunted and fished the river bottoms near Chicota, Texas, the inspiration for Center Springs. He is the author of Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café. Humor editor and frequent contributor for Texas Fish and Game Magazine, he writes on everything from fishing to deer hunting. In addition to several other magazines, his work has appeared in American Cowboy and Texas Sporting Journal. A retired educator of 35 years, he and wife Shana live in Frisco, Texas. http://www.reaviszwortham.com/
George Wier will sign and discuss Long Fall from Heaven (Cinco Puntos Press; $15.95) PBO.
George Wier (a lifelong Texan) is a very successful self-publisher of ebooks with his Bill Travis Mysteries on amazon.com. He plays classical violin and a mean country fiddle. He and wife Sallie are eager to promote Long Fall from Heaven, his first trade-published novel.
Milton T. Burton (1947-2011) authored four crime novels that were published by Minotaur / Thomas Dunne. As a lifelong Texan, Burton has been variously a cattleman, a political consultant, and a college history teacher. A cantankerous but generous man, he liked writing and he liked talking to his friends.