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"You find the untold stories of so many women... women who've been lost from the pages of history, and you write them well."
— Ann Smith
Sam Houston Chapter of the DAR.

Did you know...

…that an illiterate Irish immigrant played “hostess” to the Battle of San Jacinto?
She went on to become the largest rancher in Harris County and honored by her neighbors as “Aunt Peggy.”
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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
(American playwright and author Thornton Wilder)


Happy Thanksgiving…
with Prayers for those who serve! AND…a terrific holiday season!

In this season of gratitude and for God, family, country, health and opportunity, I couldn’t agree more with Wilder’s quotation, a year round reminder to be… “conscious of our treasures.”

• Yet, so much more has been granted with the successful roll out of another of my books on Texas women: Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie. Included in my thanks is FORT WORTH TEXAS MAGAZINE’s Gail Bennison for a combined book review and feature article on my writing and teaching in the November issue: http://fwtx.com/articles/texas-ranch-women.

• Just as much, I value the opportunities to join fellow writers and students at SMU’s “The Writing Path” and those writers who gather in my Fort Worth home, weekly in Writing Circles; one on one for private instruction, and those for whom I get to edit manuscripts. I cherish their words:

"She (Carmen) really is a great teacher, as well as a good writer”
Jim B., Fort Worth, A Writing Circle student

“Wow! Yes, that was a fabulous meeting. Thank you so much for all the information.”Rosie W., a private student

“You’re gifted!” K. B. of Dallas, a novel editing client.

• Launch of my two blogs has met with good readership: www.scribblers.tips for those with writing interests (“Wednesdays and sometimes more…) AND www.texashistoryblog.com for other Texas history fans (“Texana on Thursdays…a front porch visit”)
So…my heart is warmed by all the good wishes and comments.

Carmen Goldthwaite celebrates…first box of books… Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie.


DURING THE HOLIDAYS: I’ll be talking about Texas Women Ranchers to a gathering open to the public at Fort Worth’s Public Library (downtown), Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6 pm. A booksigning follows. Do join me…
More booksignings:

• at Costco in Arlington, Nov 21, 1-3 p.m.
• Barnes & Noble in Hurst,
Nov. 22, 3 – 5 p.m.
• Lewisville Costco,
Dec. 20, 1-3 p.m


ROLL OUT OF TEXAS RANCH WOMEN: THREE CENTURIES OF METTLE AND MOXIE met with great success…parties, talks and signings have been heartwarming and fun…overwhelming reward for 15 years of research and writing. For all of these opportunities and people, I’m thankful:

• Friends, family, neighbors and Writing Circle students/participants attended a Fort Worth launch party…

SMU students sat in on a talk and Barnes & Noble booksigning in Dallas.

• TCU Women Exes invited me to tell the stories of Texas women and a booksigning; a TCU Barnes & Noble booksigning followed over Homecoming weekend.

• A Fort Worth chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas invited me to talk on Texas Ranch Women in the Republic of Texas.

• The Fort Worth Corral of Westerners International hosted me for a program on Ranch Women

• SMU’s library notified me that my first book had been cited as a reference (a great reward since so many writers before had helped me) in an audio program in Houston.

• The Pres of SMU’s Archives of Women of the Southwest was the first to purchase my new book at a board meeting. As a new board member, what an honor.

“Event at Barnes & Noble” – introducing new book, Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie

A glorious first month for Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie… more on the way with scheduling for 2015 continuing:

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