“Once upon a time…” Lives of women, their heroics and contributions to the Lone Star state of Texas, oft are forgotten in the annals of popular literature and screen. SO… I’ve taken on the challenge to continue shining the light on these “Dames.”

While once I trekked the state gathering stories, now I travel to spin the true tales of Texas women, these amazing Dames I’ve written about at storytelling events, whether it’s Chambers of Commerce, Texas history organizations, schools, colleges, churches and professional organizations.

Let me share with you a few comments about these storytelling talks…it lets me know that women and men about the state love to learn about these once forgotten women, some perhaps a distant relative.

It was so good to see you.  We enjoyed your talk – and Bob is enjoying your book.  I’ll read it as soon as he finishes – which won’t be long!”

Nancy B. who attended the Stayton House Fort Worth program
The Highland Park Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) women know their  history, Texas and ancestors. A good exchange last year. Signed books. Talked about Texas women and visited.

When COVID releases North Texas from its grip, I look forward to more opportunities to let people know of the dazzling courage, tensile strength and “head up” wise ways of Texas women.

Next scheduled are:

“Tales of Texas Dames”

For Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano.

September 14th 2021

“Texas Women: Leaders throughout History”

Pittsburg, TX Leadership Luncheon

September 16th 2021

“The Women Who Made Texas Strong”

Friends of the Library, Rockwall, TX.

February 22nd 2022

“Texas Women Wield the Reins on Ranches, Boardrooms and Stage”

Rockwall Literary Club

May 11th 2022

To look ahead to fourth quarter 2021 and first quarter 2022 for programs on Texas Dames and Texas Ranch Women, just get in touch:

I look forward to hearing from you!

TELLING THE STORIES OF TEXAS WOMEN FOR UTA (University of Texas at Arlington) Friends of the Archives

“So fun to hear the stories about those strong Texas women that you’ve become familiar with.”

Bess Biddle, Fort Worth
Brownwood/Brown County Library/Historical Assn. AND here I got to meet the “great grandson” (if I got the ”greats” right) of one of the “Dames,” Dr. Molly Armstrong, who “taught the world to see.”

Stories abound and are fun to tell to various chapters of Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, Women’s Clubs and Forums, Libraries, Archives, Colleges, Universities and multiple Study Groups.

Previous programs

Grapevine Historical/Genealogical

Van Zandt County Historical/Genealogical Library

Mesquite History/Genealogical Assn.

Texas State Historical Assn., annual convention

Western Writers of America, National Convention

Pioneer Farms, Austin, twice

The Westerners, Fort Worth Corral, five different years

Milam County Historical Society Symposium

National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame “Books & Authors,” “The Yellow Rose of Texas”

Forts of Texas Symposia, “Petticoats around the Post,” Fort Worth

Daughters of the American Revolution, Highland Park DAR, “These Texas Dames.”

Sam Houston Chapter, DAR, Houston, “Outstanding Women in Texas History”

Cleburne Public Library

Abilene Public Library

Fort Worth Public Library

Texas Library – Woman’s Club of Fort Worth –Women’s History Fundraiser

Arlington Bluebonnet Chapter DAR

Brownwood/Brown County Library/Historical Assn.

Howard Payne University Library

Daughters of the Texas Republic Fort Worth

Breckenridge DTR

Langdon Weekend, Granbury, TX, Texas Dames

Mesquite Assn. Retired School Employees: April 2018

Stayton House, Fort Worth, “The Texas Dames & Ranch Women”

Billy Sills Lecture, FWISD, twice

Tarrant County College Southeast Campus; “Women Who Reached for the Stars”

Women’s Clubs and Forums of:

  • Fort Worth
  • Arlington, Innerbrook
  • Dallas
  • Wichita Falls