I have a new website associated with my new book (see below). Look for me at http://johnhowardhatfield.com/
The new book out is: “There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack”, adventures that took place to and around me during a career in the military and manufacturing.
Often humorous—All true—what I took away from each—a lot to share—the interaction between leaders and the people they influence.
This weekend, I will be
signing and selling my book “There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack” at the Texas
Book Festival surrounding the Capitol of Texas in downtown Austin. Look for me
at the Writers’ League of Texas booth 111 – 112, in Exhibiter’s Tent # 1 on the
southeast corner of Colorado and 12th Street.
I’ve been a member of The
Writers’ League for some time now and this is the first time I have had the
opportunity to participate in their Book Festival activities. I’m really
looking forward to this. I hope to see a lot of you guys out there.
There are some really
interesting people showcasing their talent this year; both on the non-fiction
and fiction sides of the aisle.
Join us as we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of
our National Parks Service with First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna
Bush Hager! They’ll share their new picture book, Our Great Big Backyard,
and inspire us all to head outside and enjoy our great outdoors. Join them
afterwards for a book signing at the church; books will be available for sale
in the foyer. Moderator: Dorothy
For decades, LAURA BUSH
has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, human
rights, and the preservation of our nation’s heritage. A hiking and outdoors
enthusiast, Mrs. Bush encourages Americans to spend time in and care for our
national parks. The author of the bestselling memoir Spoken
from the Heart, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas Book Festival
and the National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Today, as the chair of the
Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her
work on global health-care innovations, empowering women in emerging
democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served
in America’s military. Mrs. Bush holds a degree in education and a master’s
degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and
Austin and worked as a public school librarian.
Prize Winner: Custer's Trials
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Capitol Extension Room E2.030 Booksigning: Main Book Signing
Tent (Congress near 10th Street) Author: T. J. Stiles
In his 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Custer’s
Trials, T.J. Stiles paints a portrait of Lt. George Armstrong
Custer that is both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, casting surprising
new light on a near-mythic American figure. Join him as he shares the key to
understanding Custer. Moderator: Ray Brimble
T. J. STILES is the author
of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,
winner of the 2009 National Book Award in Nonfiction and the 2010 Pulitzer
Prize in Biography, and Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War.
Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America was
awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History. A member of the Society of American
Historians and a former Guggenheim fellow, Stiles lives in Berkeley,
California, with his wife and two children.
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Capitol Extension Room E2.014 Booksigning: Main Book Signing
Tent (Congress near 10th Street) Authors: John PipkinDominic
Astronomy and art lured novelists John Pipkin and Dominic
Smith deep into the past to uncover rich, untold stories in their new novels, The
Blind Astronomer’s Daughter and The Last Painting of Sara de
Vos. What does it take to recreate the scientific, artistic and
human landscapes of a world centuries before us? Where does a writer draw the
line between fact and invention? Join them for a discussion of how they recall
the past on the page. Moderator: Erik Ankerberg
Speaking & signing Good Clean Fun
Texas Book Festival, First Baptist Church,
901 Trinity Street, Austin TX
Saturday, November 5 at 12:30PM
NICK OFFERMAN is an actor,
humorist, and woodworker. He is married to the most beautiful and talented
actress working today, Megan Mullally. They live in Los Angeles, California,
with their poodles and an impressive collection of assorted wood clamps.
C. BOYLE :
Speaking & signing The Terranauts
Texas Book Festival, Central Presbyterian Church,
200 E 8th Street, Austin TX Saturday,
Saturday, November 5 at 1:00PM
T.C. BOYLE has published
fifteen novels and ten volumes of short stories, including the PEN/Faulkner
Award-winning World's End; The Tortilla Curtain,
which was awarded France's prestigious Prix Médicis étranger; and most
recently, the New York Times bestseller The Harder They Come.
He lives in Santa Barbara, California.