Sunday, July 5, 2015

Book Talk & Signing: The Land of Rain Shadow by Joyce Gibson Roach

Joyce Gibson Roach, author of The Land of Rain Shadow: Horned 
Toad, Texas, will be at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus for 
a book talk and signing celebrating the recent publication of the work of 
short fiction reflecting Texas culture.  Image courtesy of
The Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of TWU is pleased to welcome Texas author Joyce Gibson Roach to a book talk and signing celebrating the recent publication of her book of short fiction, The Land of Rain Shadow: Horned Toad, Texas.  All are invited. 

Coordinated by TWU Cornaro Professor Dr. Phyllis Bridges and Kimberly Johnson, Coordinator of Special Collections for the TWU Libraries, the free event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the library's Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall (Room 101).  Light refreshments to follow.  

The Land of Rain Shadow: Horned Toad, Texas is a collection of eight short stories reflecting Texas culture.  Roach will be signing copies of her book, a limited number of which will be available for purchase (hardback $40; paperback $20).    

Roach, a Jack County native and Tarrant County resident, is the author of many award-winning works of fiction and non-fiction.  The winner of three Spur Awards and the Carr P. Collins Award, she is a fellow of the Texas Folklore Society and the Texas State Historical Association.  Roach is retired from Texas Christian University (TCU) where she served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English, and as a consultant to the TCU Press. A TWU advocate and past speaker, she remains active as a writer, speaker, and member of numerous scholarly societies.
~Sandy Cochran with Kimberly Johnson

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