A book on Texas lore. Tells the story of people in the context of a specific place, the author creates a blend of family and regional history This book includes his encounters with famous Texas writers. Excerpts from journals, letters, and other original sources enrich the narrative.
JOHN R. ERICKSON, a fifth generation Texan, was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. In 1982 Erickson launched the Hank the Cowdog series, now published by Penguin Putnam. He and his wife run their own ranch and commercial beef cattle operation. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Erickson has been profiled in Southern Living, American Cowboy Magazine, and on CBS's Evening News with Dan Rather.