Ocotillo Review reading today in Austin…

"Forget the Alamo," a Bobby Horecka story about the temperamental world of newspapers, is one of many stories and poems featured in the latest Ocotillo Review. As one of many writers featured in The Ocotillo Review's V.3.1, I've been asked to attend the Austin release party at Malvern Books at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, … Continue reading Ocotillo Review reading today in Austin…

A little bit of inspirational music…

https://youtu.be/T17dAHtMB_s And Ray Charles is singing her name like rain on my window. I want to release her but I can't begin to know how. So, I say Ray, let me forget about Georgia because she'll never love me like I know love s'posed to be... Each night I pray I forget about Georgia. -Lukas … Continue reading A little bit of inspirational music…

More to come: I may have found someone to work with on my book(s) …

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The Grey Fox: Legendary train robber and prison escapee Bill Miner

Wow! Canadians? I would’ve pegged him from Texas, just by the look of him…

Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Caitlin Webster

Nicknamed “The Grey Fox” and “The Gentleman Bandit,” Bill Miner was a legendary criminal on both sides of the Canada–U.S. border. Although he committed dozens of robberies and escaped from multiple prisons, many saw him as a generous folk hero who targeted exploitative corporations only. Library and Archives Canada holds many documents, publications, sound and video recordings, and other materials relating to Miner, and hundreds of these documents are now available on our website as a Co-Lab crowdsourcing challenge.

Newspaper page showing text, an illustration of two armed men on horseback approaching a train, a portrait of the author, and photographs of Bill Miner, Shorty Dunn and Lewis Colquhoun. Article in The Province newspaper on January 18, 1958: “Bill Miner – last of the train robbers” (e011201062-019-v8)

Born Ezra Allan Miner on December 27, 1846, Miner began his criminal career as a teenager, stealing horses and robbing merchants in northern California. He later moved on to burglarizing homes and robbing stagecoaches in California and Colorado, where he and his accomplices often took away thousands of dollars…

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So what do you think: Was ‘Author-ized in ’18’ a success?

I spent 25 years writing for the cheap sheets. Then, after a while away, I shot for the impossible from the cheap seats. I returned to writing. I decided one day I'd call it Author-ized in ’18… Why? Because it sounded good and slogany, and that’s exactly what I needed right then as I built … Continue reading So what do you think: Was ‘Author-ized in ’18’ a success?