Long-time AWC Member to be Featured at Book & Author Luncheon

The 12th annual Book and Author Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at the Tejas Rodeo new venue, Western Sky.  Four Texas authors will discuss their latest books.  Enjoy a wonderful lunch and bid on numerous silent auction items.
Silent auction items range from $50 to $1000. Some of the biggest items include a handmade quilt, 4 Southwest Airlines flight vouchers, 2-night stay at Holiday Inn in Tulsa, Waterford candle plate, and grocery gift cards from H-E-B. Other items include wine, local brew company beer, cancer comfort, patriotic and other typical silent auction baskets.
Tickets are $60 per person with $30 being tax deductible. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the library to used in the Children’s area.
WHERE:  Western Sky, Wedding and Event Center, 401 Obst Rd., Bulverde, Texas 78163
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Doors open at 11 .am. with lunch served at Noon.

Barbara Dean Hendricks’ book The Building Arts of South Texas: Stories of Endangered Building Arts and the Craftsmen Who Keep Them Alive was a labor or love produced over several years of continuous effort, Hendricks engagingly profiles 10 of the most noted South Texas building artisans and members of their families.
JAY BRANDON is the award-winning author of many novels and short stories acclaimed both critically and by readers.  His first novel, Deadbolt, was awarded Booklist magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, after a starred review.  His first legal thriller, Fade the Heat, was short-listed for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best novel, was optioned by Amblin Entertainment, and has been published around the world.  His newest book isThanksgiving Eve.
A former senior editor at Texas Highways, Nola McKey has written about spring wildflowers, small towns from Anson to Salado, and scores of other subjects. During her 18 years on staff at TH, she also edited Cooking with Texas Highways (University of Texas Press, 2005, 2007, 2014). In her new book, From Tea Cakes to Tamales: Third-Generation Texas Recipes, she focuses on three of her favorite topics—food, family, and the traditions that connect them.
David Liss is the author of nine novels plus numerous short stories, and comics. His debut novel, A Conspiracy of Paper (2000) with its hero, the pugilist turned private investigator Benjamin Weaver, was named a New York Times Notable Book and won him the 2001 Barry, MacAvity and Edgar awards for Best First Novel.
Nan Cuba is the author of Body and Bread (Engine Books, 2013), winner of the PEN Southwest Award in Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction; it was also listed as one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now” in O, Oprah’s Magazine, was a “Summer Books” choice from Huffington Post, and the San Antonio Express-News called it one of the “Best Books of 2013.”