In 2001, a great video was taken of the Christmas tree in Zilker Parker in Austin, Texas. The tree is still there today! Mike Carlson, South Austin Memories, posted this and I wanted to share this beautiful video of the City of Austin’s Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
After a two year wait for one of their pups, I had the pick of the litter from the breeder. They are selective about who gets one of their dogs. She was born November 9, 2003 in Shiner, Texas. I named her for where she was born. My granddaughter Ashleigh didn’t think Shiner was a proper name for such a pretty dog. She assumed I named the pup for a beer brewed in the town by that name.
Ashleigh thought Lulu would be more appropriate and I agreed to it as this dog was a lulu. The dog’s mother was named Belle so Lulu became Lulubelle. We have traveled nearly 100K miles together telling stories and just having fun. Not once has she tried to tell me how to drive. She just enjoys the ride and I enjoy her company.
The dog characters in my writing have developed from Lulubelle and my older dog Daisy’s traits. Lulubelle has a touching role in my latest book, Children of the Revolution. I cried when I wrote the moving scene of Adam saying goodbye to a stray dog that befriended him on the battlefield of Guilford Courthouse. Books of the Westward Sagas Series may be purchased on my website by clicking here.
Happy Birthday, Lulubelle!
In lieu of a blog today, I encourage those in the area of Jonesborough, Tennessee to come by and enjoy a fun weekend of storytelling at the 40th Annual National Storytelling Festival.
I will be telling stories and signing books at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, October 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
David Bowles, On the Road Again
David was interviewed by Morgan King on the WJHL Daytime Tri-Cities Book Club, Johnson City, Tennessee, on October 2, 2012.
I am looking forward to seeing storytelling friends and readers at the 40th Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee the first weekend in October. It is the perfect setting to launch my next book and the story of the Children of the Revolution.
Book 3, Children of the Revolution in the Westward Sagas series is simultaneously being introduced in Jonesborough, Johnson City, and Greeneville during National Storytelling Week. East Tennessee is where many patriot soldiers settled after the American Revolution. Children of the Revolution is about their progeny, America’s first generation coming of age in Washington and Greene Counties.
Well known pioneers; David Deaderick, Dr. William Chester, Nicholas Fain, Christopher Taylor, Adam Mitchell, Reverends Doak, Balch, and Witherspoon all played important roles in settling the area. All are characters in the 100-year odyssey of the Westward Sagas series that includes Book 1, Spring House; Book 2, Adam’s Daughters; and Book 3, Children of the Revolution.
All events I will be participating in below are open to the public and free of charge. Hope to see you at one of the events.
The week starts with a TV appearance on the “Daytime Tri-Cities” Show with Amy Lynn and Morgan King, Tuesday morning, October 2. This will be my second appearance on their show and a great group they are at WJHL/CBS affiliate.
A book signing and reception at the Historic General Morgan Inn in Greeneville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 3, 2-4 p.m.
Storytelling and book signing at Gracious Designs in Johnson City, Tennessee, Thursday, October 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by afternoon tea.
Book signing in the Jonesborough Visitors Center, Thursday, October 4, 1:30-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, October 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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