A Paper Anniversary

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They grow up so fast, don’t they? It’s hard to believe that one year ago today my book, Paddlefish, was released out into the wild for public consumption. What a year it has been! I loved hitting the road for book signings and speaking engagements, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I can’t thank [...]

Highbrow Academia Clearly Agrees With Me

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Here’s the story about how I became a college professor…for a day. A few months ago I was contacted by Kevin Tankersley who teaches in the communications school at Baylor University. He had read my book Paddlefish and thought I would make a good guest lecturer in his Sports Journalism class, so he contacted me [...]

But You Can Blow a Kiss

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It’s been a red-hot week here in Mobile, reading, speaking and selling copies of ‘Paddlefish’ at a whole host of book events. On Friday I had my first ever signing in a bookstore. I was at a fantastic independent bookshop called Page & Palette in Fairhope, Alabama. They are known for scheduling topnotch authors and [...]

A Diablo Sandwich and A Dr. Pepper and Make It Fast

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This weekend we ventured to the annual Texas Book Festival, with two key objectives: to get a signed cookbook with classic Texas fare and meet the mastermind behind one of the greatest movies of all time. Ancillary perks included dreamy weather, a delightfully mellow scene which was mandatory since Little Chick is recovering from a [...]

Would You Like Fries With That?

I am thrilled to announce that ‘PADDLEFISH’ is now available for purchase right here at flyfishchick.com and I would be more than happy to take your order. Click here if you’d like to order a signed copy and/or need me to write something custom in the front such as “Happy Birthday” or “Hold the Mayo” [...]

The Professor’s Grip-n-Grin – Wait, That’s Not a Fish!

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The Professor came home from his Montana guys trip last night to discover that I had just received an advance copy of my book PADDLEFISH! He and Little Chick were so excited that I’ve hardly had a chance to get my own paws on it.   The printer has shipped the books (we have real [...]

Cover Me I’m Going In

I’m about as current as leg warmers these days. I’m going about 1000 different directions (things like school supplies and science textbook covers) so mea culpa if this seems like old news to you, but I am very excited. I just got copies of the two biggest fly fishing books of 2011. Departure Publishing (yes, [...]

Paddlefish the Musical

Before I turn this post into a trippy, winding conversation about music, let me give you the latest update on the book. The publisher has posted an excerpt on his website so click here if you’d like to read Chapter Two. As exciting as it is to see my words posted on his website, I [...]

I Wonder if Queen Elizabeth Will Remember Me

When I was in the fourth grade my family moved from Dallas to London where I attended an American school. My teacher was named Sheila Ihde and I absolutely worshipped her. Previously she taught for many years at St Albans, the prestigious boys school in Washington DC, so I think she was tickled to have [...]

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