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Melanie Shankle is going to Round Top

Melanie Shankle is going to Round Top Melanie Shankle’s first book, Sparkly Green Earrings, debuted at the top of the New York Times’ best-seller list in February 2013 prompting readers to ask how they can launch a successful writing…

Crockin’ Girls Coming to Round Top

Crockin' Girls Coming to Round Top The Crockin’ Girls’ story can be summed up as “small town Texas moms do good.”  Nicole Sparks and Jenna Marwitz, the Crockin' Girls are coming to Round Top, to sign copies of their books, It's Our…

A Mouse Goes to Round Top

A Mouse Goes To Round Top Eliza is a mouse who goes to Round Top -- and author Christie Jones Ray was along to chronicle her adventures. Katie met up with Ray, outside the Pie Haven at Henkel Square, with Abbi Walker playing in the…

Susan Ebert Visits Round Top

Susan Ebert’s love of the outdoors, healthy eating and family inspired her to write The Field to Table Cookbook: Gardening, Foraging, Fishing & Hunting. She will sign copies of the book, published by Welcome Books and distributed by…

Dance Y’all Dance

Told in  rollicking two-step rhythm, Dance, Y’all, Dance tells the story of one special night when Sallie, Beau, and their family and friends meet up at the dance hall to share news, enjoy each other’s company and to dance, y’all,…

Secret Barbecue Sauce

Secret Barbecue Sauce The text said, “The barbecue sauce is so good I want to eat it with a spoon….like soup.” It was the Fourth of July in Round Top. Katie was reporting from the Rifle Hall. I was busy downtown—and missed…

The Magic Gingerbread House

Be True to Your Elf! by Annie Gallay, Bright Sky Press The Magic Gingerbread House As a realtor in The Woodlands, Pam Franks knows just what makes a house special. Now, as a children’s book author, she shares her first-hand experience…