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Our sale has been EXTENDED through August 31st! Be sure to check out these important titles.
08/25/2020

Our sale has been EXTENDED through August 31st! Be sure to check out these important titles.

For decades TCU Press has published fiction and nonfiction titles that discuss, portray, or otherwise examine diversity in Fort Worth, in Texas, and in the United States more broadly. In recognition of the important conversations happening around our university and our country, we want to make these titles accessible to anyone seeking to educate themselves and continue this important work. For a limited time, the titles at the link below are available for 75% off.

https://mailchi.mp/5806c9fdcb15/keep-the-conversation-going-4547115

08/20/2020
Historic National Parks Tour, One-of-a-Kind Book -- Karla K. Morton & Alan Birkelbach

We hope you're as excited for Karla and Alan's gorgeous new book as we are! Check out the trailer below for a whirlwind glimpse of their tour to all 62 national parks! 🗻

Texas Poets Laureate Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach launched a joint 4-year project (Words of Preservation: A Poets Laureate National Parks Tour) in 201...

For decades TCU Press has published fiction and nonfiction titles that discuss, portray, or otherwise examine diversity ...
08/05/2020

For decades TCU Press has published fiction and nonfiction titles that discuss, portray, or otherwise examine diversity in Fort Worth, in Texas, and in the United States more broadly. In recognition of the important conversations happening around our university and our country, we want to make these titles accessible to anyone seeking to educate themselves and continue this important work. For a limited time, the titles at the link below are available for 75% off.

https://mailchi.mp/5806c9fdcb15/keep-the-conversation-going-4547115

"The parks are a gift, a legacy, something uniquely American. What better way to instill inspiration in our fellow human...
08/03/2020
Coming Home

"The parks are a gift, a legacy, something uniquely American. What better way to instill inspiration in our fellow humans than by bringing these beauties, in the form of books, into their homes. We believe poetry is every person’s art, just as the national parks are every person’s inheritance."
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Check out Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach's reflections on their tour of the national parks in the article below!

The wonders of Texas prepared distinguished poets to appreciate America’s national parks

"Alan Birkelbach spent three decades working in the Dallas area as a business analyst in the financial field. But in his...
07/27/2020
From business analyst to poet: a journey through the USA's national parks

"Alan Birkelbach spent three decades working in the Dallas area as a business analyst in the financial field. But in his spare time, Alan wrote poetry and got it published. Together with fellow Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton, he set out on a mission to visit all 62 of the USA’s national parks, and write poetry inspired by each. After returning to Dallas, Alan fought traffic, walked into his office building, and quit his job. He is now embracing a new full-time career as a writer and poet."
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Check out the full interview with Alan at the link below, and stay tuned for Alan and Karla' gorgeous forthcoming book, The National Parks: A Century of Grace!

Alan left his job as a business analyst and travelled through all of the USA’s national parks, inspiring a new poetry career.

We are forever grateful to Dean Koelker for her leadership and guidance through the years! Best wishes in retirement 💜
07/10/2020

We are forever grateful to Dean Koelker for her leadership and guidance through the years! Best wishes in retirement 💜

The TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library dean closes the book after a 48-year career. Dr. June Koelker retires from the library today, leaving a rich legacy of innovation, collaboration & mentorship. She has led the library since June 2006. Many thanks to June!

Houston friends, did you see Julie Beasley CW39? Her latest children's book, MY NAME IS A HURRICANE?, is now available w...
07/09/2020
Local Mom Teaches About Hurricanes With New Book

Houston friends, did you see Julie Beasley CW39? Her latest children's book, MY NAME IS A HURRICANE?, is now available wherever books are sold!

CW39’s Meteorologist talks with a mom a local mom who wrote a book that teaches children about how storms are named.

Add a little gospel and blues to your day with the Big Road Blues radio show! Michael Corcoran joined the show to chat a...
06/29/2020
Big Road Blues Show 6/28/20: Denomination Blues – Gospel & Blues With Michael Corcoran

Add a little gospel and blues to your day with the Big Road Blues radio show! Michael Corcoran joined the show to chat about his book GHOST NOTES between songs spotlighting many of the artists included in the book.

Show Notes: Over the course of today’s show we chat with music writer and researcher Michael Corcoran, someone I’ve wanted to interview for some time now. Corcoran was a music writer at…

The Feudist: A Novel of the Pleasant Valley War is both a traditional Western—tense, authentic, fast-paced—and an anti-W...
06/26/2020

The Feudist: A Novel of the Pleasant Valley War is both a traditional Western—tense, authentic, fast-paced—and an anti-Western that tells the story of what was perhaps the bloodiest range war in US history, Arizona’s 1880s Pleasant Valley War.

Find out more about Daniel Herman's novel here: https://www.tamupress.com/book/9780875657479/the-feudist/

Mary Deese Hampton was on the "Hollywood and Beyond" podcast to discuss her husband James Hampton's forthcoming memoir, ...
06/23/2020
‎Hollywood and Beyond: Mary Hampton: Husband James Hampton's Book and Hollywood Memories on Apple Podcasts

Mary Deese Hampton was on the "Hollywood and Beyond" podcast to discuss her husband James Hampton's forthcoming memoir, What? And Give Up Show Business? Check out the episode for a sneak peek of some of Hampton's Hollywood memories, which include the likes of Burt Reynolds, Doris Day, and James Garner!

‎Show Hollywood and Beyond, Ep Mary Hampton: Husband James Hampton's Book and Hollywood Memories - Jun 8, 2020

Memphis cops J. W. Ragsdale and Tyrone Walker spend their days and long into their nights peeling back the counterfeit c...
06/19/2020

Memphis cops J. W. Ragsdale and Tyrone Walker spend their days and long into their nights peeling back the counterfeit claims of old wealth, gang lords, and the brutal truths of thievery, murder, and deceit. Together in Duff’s third book about the partners, J. W. and Tyrone tackle the Ku Klux Klan, crooked aristocrats, black gangs, and the many bluffs, real and imagined, proclaimed in Memphis on the Mississippi.
Find out more about Gerald Duff's newest book Memphis Bluff: https://www.tamupress.com/book/9780875657455/memphis-bluff/

The Civil War posed a dilemma for American Quakers, who abhorred slavery as much as they hated violence. Fighting for th...
06/11/2020

The Civil War posed a dilemma for American Quakers, who abhorred slavery as much as they hated violence. Fighting for the Confederacy was unthinkable. The situation for the citizens of East Tennessee—most of whom voted against secession—was especially vexed. Faced with conscription into the Confederate Army, David Haworth, two of his brothers, and a group of friends walked from their home in East Tennessee into Kentucky, moving by night to avoid Confederate patrols. Arriving in London, Kentucky, they enlisted in the Union Army. David kept a diary throughout the Civil War, now published with notes and comments by Gene Allen. Rich in detail, Civil War buffs and general readers alike will find The Quaker Sergeant's War an engaging firsthand account of one of our nation’s most tragic conflicts.

Find out more here: https://www.tamupress.com/book/9780875657257/the-quaker-sergeants-war/

"After I’d written that first novel, one tinged with humor and mayhem and some of the flavor of Memphis—that place of gr...
05/18/2020
Lone Star Listens: Gerald Duff and the Freeing Power of Imagination

"After I’d written that first novel, one tinged with humor and mayhem and some of the flavor of Memphis—that place of great music, beautiful women, prejudice, scores of churches and bars and honky-tonks, and a dark and tormented past—I’d come to like Ragsdale and Walker so much that I kept writing and thinking about them."

If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out Gerald Duff's latest interview with Lone Star Literary Life! His latest novel, MEMPHIS BLUFF, is now available wherever books are sold!

Interview with Texas Literary Hall of Fame member Gerald Duff

Can you spot the two TCU Press books on this list? 📚The Association of University Presses asked its 150+ members to sugg...
05/01/2020
The Best of the University Presses: 100 Books to Escape the News

Can you spot the two TCU Press books on this list?
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The Association of University Presses asked its 150+ members to suggest up to two books for inclusion on its "Escape the News Reading List." "The escape theme was interpreted broadly: submissions range from music history and poetry, graphic novels, photography and illustrated books, short stories, novels, memoirs, natural history, and special anniversary editions of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'A Confederacy of Dunces.' And there is also an international flavor to the list—especially in the areas of creative literature, fiction, poetry, and fine arts—indicating the global nature of the university press community. The goal for the list is to offer readers a way to entertain and inform in a time when reading allows us a portal to other worlds, when we can’t quite get there in person."

The university press community has compiled an “Escape the News Reading List,” the brainchild of Cate Fricke, associate marketing director for publicity and promotions at Penn State University Pres…

04/27/2020
CASETA-Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art

Did you hear the good news?! THE ART OF TEXAS: 250 YEARS received the publication award from CASETA-Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art for making the most important contribution to the published literature on early Texas art in 2019. Congratulations to Ron Tyler, the Center for Texas Studies at TCU, and all the book's contributors!

And the winners are......

https://youtu.be/kXri9OyOKBI

04/22/2020
TCU Alumni - Worldwide

Patricia Vermillion reads her children's book TEXAS CHILI? OH MY! on the TCU Alumni - Worldwide page 💜

Patricia Vermillion reads her book, "Texas Chili? Oh my!" which received a Publication award from the San Antonio Conservation Society.

Meet armadillos Bluebonnet, Mockingbird, and Sweet Olive, as they leave Mamadillo’s home and build dens out of native Texan materials. But watch out for Trickster Coyote, always looking for Armadillos to cook up in his Texas chili!

Michael Corcoran's talk at the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Spring Exhibit "To Hear" has been rescheduled as a free online ev...
04/13/2020
Online event: Michael Corcoran author talk for Ghost Notes

Michael Corcoran's talk at the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Spring Exhibit "To Hear" has been rescheduled as a free online event this Saturday! Find more details and register at the link below! (BONUS: Find links to author-curated Spotify playlists relevant to the musicians profiled in the book.)

Rescheduled as an ONLINE EVENT: Michael Corcoran author talk: Ghost Notes: Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music

"My mission is to try and make others, through my research and writing, realize the treasures that are out there, just b...
04/13/2020

"My mission is to try and make others, through my research and writing, realize the treasures that are out there, just barely holding on. Injustice motivates me. 'Why aren’t these influential musicians more famous?'" 🎷 Michael Corcoran's latest book, "[Ghost Notes]: Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music," is now available wherever books are sold!

The University Press community has many resources to offer scholars, students, and every reader during this time of glob...
04/07/2020
UP Social Distancing Collaboration – Community Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

The University Press community has many resources to offer scholars, students, and every reader during this time of global pandemic. Check out our suggested reading list for understanding pandemics and public health, as well as one for escaping the news when you need a break:

#ReadUP at a Safe and Social Distance The University Press community has many resources to offer scholars, students, and every reader during this time of global pandemic. Check out suggested reading for understanding pandemics and public health, as well as one for escaping the news when you need a b...

03/27/2020
Dallas Police Association FOP 716

For those of you with kiddos, here is a live video of Dallas Police Officer Turner reading Texas Chili? Oh My! by Patricia Vermillion!

Officer Turner reading Texas Chili? Oh my! by Patricia Vermillion

We're taking our book discussions online! Join the Facebook group to participate in our weekly book discussions (launchi...
03/27/2020

We're taking our book discussions online! Join the Facebook group to participate in our weekly book discussions (launching next week!) and interact directly with some of our brilliant authors 📚
https://www.facebook.com/groups/639798513419338/

We're thrilled to announce that THE ART OF TEXAS: 250 YEARS will receive the Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant S...
03/10/2020

We're thrilled to announce that THE ART OF TEXAS: 250 YEARS will receive the Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book from the Texas Institute of Letters! The book, edited by Ron Tyler, was published in partnership with the Center for Texas Studies at TCU.

Did you see the Dallas Observer's article about WANTED IN AMERICA? Follow the link to learn more about the cast of real ...
03/09/2020
Wanted in America: A New Book Collects Fort Worth ‘Wanted’ Posters

Did you see the Dallas Observer's article about WANTED IN AMERICA? Follow the link to learn more about the cast of real people who "sound straight from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel"!

Pickpockets, prostitutes, robbers and vagrants fill the pages of a recent book by TCU Press, the publishing house at Texas Christian University. While they may sound straight from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel, the cast of characters in Wanted in America: Posters Collected by the Fort Worth P...

"Back in my rock critic days, my dream was to discover the next big thing playing in some dive in front of 15 people. Bu...
03/06/2020
Prospecting for Musical Ghosts Along Lost Highways and Byways | Texas Highways

"Back in my rock critic days, my dream was to discover the next big thing playing in some dive in front of 15 people. But in recent years, I’ve delved into musical acts that readers have zero chance of ever seeing live. That’s why I was thrilled to learn that the old Ace of Clubs in Big Spring, where Lefty Frizzell changed country music, has been preserved and is set to reopen soon. It’s great when the ghosts can hang out in their old haunts. They’ve earned it."

Check out this piece by "the rock and roll detective" himself, Michael Corcoran, on the motivation for his work on the forthcoming book, "[Ghost Notes]: Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music."

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"When I was a young writer, I didn’t really know anything so I relied on a fearless attitude to get folks to read my sto...
02/10/2020
Prospecting for Musical Ghosts Along Lost Highways and Byways | Texas Highways

"When I was a young writer, I didn’t really know anything so I relied on a fearless attitude to get folks to read my stories. But with age and experience comes knowledge that can entertain in a much more satisfying way. And history has a very definite right or wrong. Making sure your information is accurate requires a work ethic akin to, as Kurt Vonnegut described the writing discipline, inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump. Anybody can do it, but many people give up when the effort seems futile. Sometimes obsession is the talent." 🎷 Check out Michael Corcoran's full piece about delving into the history and mystery of some of Texas's greatest musicians.

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Have you seen the lineup for this year's San Antonio Book Festival? Severo Perez will be there to talk about his wonderf...
02/07/2020
San Antonio Book Festival Announces 2020 Lineup Featuring More Than 120 Authors

Have you seen the lineup for this year's San Antonio Book Festival? Severo Perez will be there to talk about his wonderful novel, Odd Birds!

The Free Festival Presents Adrienne Brodeur, Sandra Cisneros, Scott Pelley, Saeed Jones, Kathy Valentine, and more   New event for 2020: LIT CRAWL The San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) is excited to announce its 2020 author lineup, which includes more than 120 local, regional, and national authors w...

[GHOST NOTES] PIONEERING SPIRITS OF TEXAS MUSIC, a collaboration between writer Michael Corcoran and artist Tim Kerr, wi...
01/17/2020

[GHOST NOTES] PIONEERING SPIRITS OF TEXAS MUSIC, a collaboration between writer Michael Corcoran and artist Tim Kerr, will have a release party during SXSW, Saturday March 21 from 2-4 p.m. at downtown Austin's newly-restored Oakwood Cemetery Chapel.

The book is a continuation of “All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music” (UNT Press, 2017), but there’s greater context in the stories of the 1920’s gospel singers Washington Phillips, Arizona Dranes, and Blind Willie Johnson; the Gant Family of 1930s folksingers; the 1940s R&B piano greats Charles Brown and Amos Milburn; the 1950s Austin label Domino Records; and so on.

The book includes 15 full-page color paintings from Kerr. The paintings will be on display at the release party and Kerr’s old-timey trio Up Around the Sun will perform. The event is free and open to the public.

Check out this interview with photographer Mark Paulda to hear all about his latest book, Sí El Paso, and his most recen...
12/20/2019
STATE OF THE ARTS - Photographer Mark Paulda

Check out this interview with photographer Mark Paulda to hear all about his latest book, Sí El Paso, and his most recent world travels!

Sí El Paso is a 10th anniversary edition of Mark Paulda’s first book, “Celebrating El Paso.” This book shows how El Paso has changed over the last ten

Today’s the day! We hope to see you at Whiskey Ranch for our third annual Holiday Book Fest from 4:30-8 p.m. 🎄 Books, au...
12/18/2019

Today’s the day! We hope to see you at Whiskey Ranch for our third annual Holiday Book Fest from 4:30-8 p.m. 🎄 Books, authors, cocktails, distillery tours, and more!

Here's just a sampling of the many gorgeous photos in Mark Paulda's new book, Sí El Paso—a great holiday gift idea! 🎁 Yo...
12/02/2019

Here's just a sampling of the many gorgeous photos in Mark Paulda's new book, Sí El Paso—a great holiday gift idea! 🎁 You can get this book (or any of our others) for 40% off during our Cyber Monday Sale!
https://www.tamupress.com/book/9780875657288/si-el-paso/

"The 19-year-old sophomore Biology student at the University of the Philippines Diliman worked for three years on the bo...
11/21/2019
Teen author Chloe Reynaldo tackles girl issues in empowering book “Be A Girl Champion” - Good News Pilipinas

"The 19-year-old sophomore Biology student at the University of the Philippines Diliman worked for three years on the book that tells the stories of seven girls from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam."

Teen author and illustrator Chloe Seraspe Reynaldo has released her book, “Be A Girl Champion”, a compilation of stories about seven young girls who faced hardships in their lives but who came out stronger and wiser. The 19-year-old sophomore Biology student at the University of the Philippines ...

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I just finished reading, and enjoying, “Roberta and Rogene: The Intrepid Faulkner Twins from Texas”—got it at: https://www.tamupress.com/book/9780875656724/roberta-and-rogene/ -- They were identical twin girls growing up in Breckenridge, a small town in West Texas in the days of World War II (with 1930’s rationing; the automobile was in its early days) and before television, computers, and cellphones had been invented. -- But each twin succeeded academically, held international positions, traveled the world, and tell about it in their lighthearted book from TCU Press. -- Yes, they usually were able to have fun fooling others about their identity, but they also succeeded academically in a way that allowed them to prepare for separate careers as adults. As Fulbright scholars in Germany, they developed a great curiosity about how other cultures lived, and their book beautifully describes what they found. -- One twin traveled with her husband and taught throughout the world, "meeting royalty and rogues along the way." The other twin went into health research with her husband and served on many national committees of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Academy of Sciences. -- As adult women living separate lives, they had the fun of being mistaken for each other in humorous situations... but for Roberta and Rogene, being a twin is a great and glorious life!
WOMEN TWINS -- one now living in Albuquerque – made history as successful women in the days of World War II -- and tell about it in their current lighthearted book from TCU Press. -- “Roberta and Rogene: The Intrepid Faulkner Twins from Texas,” is now available on Amazon. -- In the days of rationing, early automobiles - and when television, computers, and cellphones had not been invented - the twins earned graduate degrees in chemistry, biology, math and foreign languages, held enviable international positions, traveled the world (meeting royalty and rogues along the way), raised families, and tell about it in their book. -- Rogene Faulkner Henderson and Roberta Faulkner Sund studied chemistry and biology at TCU and UT-Austin. -- Rogene now lives in Albuquerque and has published over two hundred papers and served on numerous advisory boards for national health and environmental groups. -- After teaching at the high school and university levels in the United States, Roberta traveled and taught in London and Morocco. -- “Roberta and Rogene: The Intrepid Faulkner Twins from Texas” is now available at: https://www.amazon.com/Roberta-Rogene-Intrepid-Faulkner-Twins/dp/0875656722/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+intrepid+Faulkner+twins&qid=1560793791&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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