60 Texas women have joined together to create a new anthology, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song which releases on March 1, the the first day of International Women’s History Month.
Diane Fanning, a long time former Texas resident who wrote the majority of her books while living there, contributes to the Her Texas anthology a fiction short story titled “Bottom Land.” Fanning will be attending the book’s launch on March 1, 2015 at Book People in Austin at 603 North Lamar from 2-5:30 pm and will be available to sign copies of the book.
The Her Texas book launch event will include music, art, photography, and readings followed by book-signing with authors and editors. Several events are planned in the area for the coming months.
“Her Texas provides a wonderful window into the diversity and artistry of Texas women.” —Mimi Swartz, Executive Editor at Texas Monthly, co-author ofPower Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
What’s included in HER TEXAS: Story, Image, Poem & Song
“Texas, once a country unto itself, has long engendered myths, legends, and tales, mostly celebrating “rugged” individualism and the pioneer spirit. Alas, few of the primary characters depicted in the state’s literature—whether folk or formal—were female. The stories of women pioneers, ranchers, Indians and Indian fighters, even outlaws and oil magnates, were seldom told and rarely recorded. Thus, it is fair to say that Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song is among the most important anthologies of Texas writers and artists in a generation, if not longer.”
Although Her Texas was created by regional Texas women, the stories, poetry, music, and images reaches beyond the Texas borders to present a diverse array of ethnic, political, cultural, and economical rich pieces. Women everywhere are represented within the pages and will recognize the range of diversity within them.
In honor of our friend and folklorist Dr. Lou Rodenberger who died in 2009 of ovarian cancer, and in honor of all women living with a cancer diagnosis, editor royalties will be donated in full to the American Cancer Society earmarked for ovarian and breast cancer research.
- Hardback ISBN: 978-1-60940-423-9 • $29.95 • 448 pages
- Simultaneous Ebook editions:
- ePub ISBN: 978-1-60940-424-6
- Kindle ISBN: 978-1-60940-425-3
- Library PDF ISBN: 978-1-60940-426-0
Diane Fanning is one of America’s premier Crime novelists and True Crime authors. At the top of a genre that often gets a rap in the literary world, Fanning brings esteem, doing due diligence when presenting a criminal case in book format.
Before writing her first true crime book, Fanning wrote for magazines,television, radio and ad agencies in Virginia, earning many awards. She moved to Texas where her career in true crime writing blossomed, and has since returned east to make her home in Bedford, Virginia. She has served on the executive committees of the Writers’ League of Texas and the Heart of Texas chapter of Sisters in Crime and is also a member of Mystery Writers of America.