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As a sixth generation Texan, I'd like to take you a trip through Texas—the home of my heart and the inspiration for many of my books.


Texas is a really big place! It's 801 miles north to south and 733 miles east to west.

Big Bend Country


Marfa is internationally famous for its magical desert lights.


What's going on in Marfa, Texas? How about strange lights in the desert, a sexy cop looking for his missing sister and a group of teenage moms at an abandoned army post.


It's simply too much for Twinkie Sue Carmichael to comprehend.


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Palo Duro Canyon
Cowgirl Cutie
My Uncle Carl was a famous saddle maker plus he owned a saddle shop. And no, this is not a Halloween costume. 
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6666 Ranch one of the largest ranches  in Texas
Prairies and Lakes
Ft. Worth my birthplace, great fun at the Stockyards.
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Dallas skyline
Ellis County Courthouse.
This county is where my Dodson ancestors came after the Civil War.
Piney Woods—Big Thicket
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Biological crossroads of North America where flora and fauna of east meet the plains and deserts of the west.
Gulf Coast
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Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Rockport, TX
AKA Port Serenity
Setting for my Port Serenity Series
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Hill Country
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Luckenbach—Home of Country Music
Gruene Dance Hall
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Austin and the bats
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Texas State University—My Alma Mater
Bluebonnets in April

South Texas Plains

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San Antonio Mercado
San Antonio Riverwalk


My Hometown

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Rafting on the Guadalupe
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Starcke Park Dam
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Sebastapol—First concrete building in Texas
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