The Old Cowboy’s Latest Adventure Part Three

I had a great time at the Fall Gathering of Authors in Texarkana. I take my hat off to Tammy Thompson and all the volunteers who organized and put this event together. I do believe it was one of the better events I’ve attended this year. Anyway, I’m sitting at home trying to get my thoughts together, so I can tell you about the trip. It was a great hotel/motel….

The Old Cowboy’s Latest Adventure Part Two

Well, my side-kick, GPS and I made it with only one pit-stop. Traffic wasn’t too bad and I only saw one cop car for the whole trip. Of course you know what the pit-stop was for don’t you? That’s right, however I did purchase a 25 cent package of donuts for 75 cents. Oh how this old cowboy longs for the days when I could go all day without having…

NEWS FLASH! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

Experienced Western Author Paul L. Thompson Signs With Hit Western Publisher Outlaws Publishing LLC Author of over 30 books, Paul L. Thompson, today signed an exclusive contract to publish his next book with Outlaws Publishing LLC. MIDLOTHIAN, Texas – Nov. 23, 2015 — How many of you remember reading what Louis L’Amour said about his writing? He said he didn’t write about a creek, a cave, or any landscape that…

The Old Cowboy’s Latest Adventure Part One

If you will allow me, I’d like to talk a little about something that I feel very strongly about. I’ll tell about the trip in a day or so. I met more folks at this event that wanted to be an author than all the events I’ve been to. My advice to each of them was to simply do it. Don’t let anything or anybody, including yourself talk you out…

Saloons in the Wild West

‘Sometimes too much drink is barely enough’ Mark Twain THE INFAMOUS LONGBRANCH SALOON ON THE LEFT There just ain’t no talkin’ about the Old West, without mentioning the dozens, no hundreds – er, thousands of saloons of the American West. The very term “saloon” itself, conjures up a picture within our minds of an Old West icon, complete with a wooden false front, a wide boardwalk flanking the dusty street,…

The Old Cowboy’s Latest Adventure Part Two

I said I would tell about my trip back from the Winnsboro Author’s Showcase. The event was great except it rained and was a little bit cool outside which didn’t bother us on the inside, but apparently it kept a lot of folks home . Let me say here that I take my hat off to Maryann Miller for hosting this great event. I’m looking forward to next year. As…

The Old Cowboy’s Latest Adventure

Headed to Winnsboro Tx for the Fifth Annual Author’s Showcase As I was standing putting gas in my truck something caused my memory to kick in. “Can I check under the hood Sir?” All the young folks won’t recognize or remember those words. But, believe it or not we used to have something called Service Stations. You didn’t even have to get out of your vehicle. The attendant came rushing…

Wild West Legendary Women Part Six

Carry Amelia Moore Nation (November 25, 1846 – June 9, 1911) Carry Nation is most famous for spearheading the Temperance movement (the battles against alcohol in pre-Prohibition America). She came from a troubled background: her mother was mentally ill and her husband was an alcoholic who drank himself to death. She remarried a lawyer named David Nation and soon after moving to Texas, she began having frequent visions. Carry Nation…