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February 06, 2014


Maggie Toussaint


As far as I know no one is organizing a Books and Authors type event. Instead, the authors here have joined the McIntosh Art Association and do promotions through the Assn. We had readings on the lawn of the Old Jail Art Center a few months back and that was a lot of fun.

Dac Crossley Jr.

Thanks, Maggie, always good to hear from you.

When are we gonna have another big show down there in Darien?


LK Hunsaker

Celia, I enjoyed your comments about the difference in southerners and Texans. I think there's also a difference in Texans from different parts of the state! Probably true of every state to an extent. Great interview. :-)

Sarah McNeal

As an eastern southerner who has lived in the west, both north and south, I have to agree with your comment about the difference between southerners and westerners, but there is also a difference between northern westerners and southern from my experience. I found the people of Nebraska reticent almost to the point of seeming cold. It takes some time to get to know them, but once you do, they are loyal and friendly and noble. Texans open their arms to strangers and like to share their life experiences. They have a kind of ease and openness about them that just made me like Texans right away.
I'm reading The Stars At Night right now. It's been slow going because I have so much going on, but I;m liking it. I especially like the dedication of the hero to his ailing mother. Not many real men put forth the effort he does for family. He seems more at ease with the little boy than the heroine. I like that kind of tenderness in a hero.
I had no idea you were the organizer of the Sweetheart of the West group. I learn something new about you so often.
I love your stories about your childhood and I hope you do write that memoir. Although I have childhood stories I'd love to share, I can't seem to move from fiction to nonfiction about something so personal to me and from my particular perception (which is very different from my sister's). I would love to read yours.
I so enjoyed reading your blog, Celia. You're so interesting and talented.

Maggie Toussaint

I can always count on a refreshing breath of Texas from my friend, Celia Yeary. Her love for her home state shines through clearly in her stories, a bright beacon of Texan resourcefulness and industrialness. In Celia's books, the heroines are always determined to succeed against all odds, and the men are a delightful mix of strong and tender. And both the hero and the heroine place high values on hearth and home.

How lovely to hear about the environmental concerns of your river, Celia. Trust Dac to ask those kind of fun questions.

Jan okey

Thank you. A delightful, insightful, read.
I prefer my reading with a book in hand if
we're voting.

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