Texas Roses, Romance and Readers 2020

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1:00PM–7:00PM · Expo Texas Roses, Romance & Readers Vendors 1:15PM–1:30PM · Sessions Queen's Tea hosted by Donya & Donna 1:30PM–1:50PM · Sessions Self-Help featuring Author Militza Maury moderated by Dominique J 2:00PM–2:45PM · Stage "Roses are Read..." a conversation with Mike Shoup hosted by Deborah Gregory & Donya Craddock 3:00PM–3:45PM · Stage Francis Ray's Romance Panel - Moderated by Michelle Ray and Donya Craddock ~ Special Guest Romance Authors: Ryan Reese, Martha Kennerson and Niama Simone 4:00PM–4:45PM · Stage Spicy to Scary Romance Panel Moderated by Donna Craddock Special Guest Authors: Ann Fields, Julie Rowe, Keith Thomas Walker and Patricia Sargeant 5:00PM–5:45PM · Stage The Yellow Rose of Texas: The Song, the Legend and Emily D. West moderated by Donya Craddock 6:15PM–7:00PM · Stage Closing Texas Roses, Romance and Readers Soul ~ Funk ~R&B ~ Rock with Niki J Crawford - At a Glance in the Expo Area




Roses are Read featuring G. Mike Shoup‌ G. Mike Shoup has always had an interest in plants. With this in mind, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Trinity University and his Master’s degree in Horticulture from Texas A & M University. In 1976, a year after graduation he started Containerized Plants, Inc. which grew and sold woody plants and hardy, old-fashioned perennials, Texas natives and most importantly - neglected Old Garden Roses. In 1984 he opened the Antique Rose Emporium which specialized in the re-introduction and distribution of these historic roses. This developed into display garden/retail centers in historic Independence and San Antonio, Texas. These unique retail centers consist of theme gardens showing the versatility of antique roses in garden settings. His work has been recognized in Smithsonian and National Geographic magazines and in many trade journals as well. His hope that the beauty seen in these gardens will create resurgence in the preservation of these rare and beautiful roses. Mike is a past president of the board of directors of the Heritage Rose Foundation, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Old Garden Roses. He has also written many articles and supplied numerous photographs for trade magazines and national periodicals on the subject of using Old Garden Roses in today’s gardens. He has written two books, Roses in the Southern Garden, published in 2000 and in 1991 published Landscaping with Antique Roses, co-authored with Liz Druitt and Empress of the Garden.

Coffee table book that addresses the personality of the rose. Interestingly, rose varieties have various personalities or persona that can influence their garden usage. These qualities are a creative tool for the gardener intent on providing the right rose for the right garden 800-441-0002 or 979-836-9051 setting. This book, as well as addressing the www.weareroses.com practical nature of their usefulness, delves into 9300 Lueckemeyer Rd. this nature. 208 Pages Full color Brenham, TX 77833

The Yellow Rose of Texas‌ Lora-Marie Bernard is an award-winning Texas journalist and author whose books focus on great Lone Star stories sifted through a modern lens. She earned her undergraduate degree in journalism at the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas. She earned her master's degree in extension studies at Harvard University, where she studied journalism and museum studies.

The legend of the Yellow Rose of Texas holds an indisputable place in Lone Star culture, tethered to a familiar song that has served as a Civil War marching tune, a pop chart staple and a halftime anthem. Almost two centuries of Texas mythmaking successfully muddled fact with fable in song. The true story of Emily D. West remains mired in dispute and unrecognizable beneath the manipulative tales that grew up around it. The complete truth may never be recovered, but author Lora-Marie Bernard seeks an honest account honoring the grit and determination that brought a free black woman from the abolitionist riots of Connecticut to the thick of a bloody Texas revolution. A Lone Star native who grew up immersed in the Yellow Rose legend, Bernard also traces other stories that legend has obscured, including the connection between Emily D. West and plans for a free black colony in Texas.

Author Bios – Francis Ray Romance Panel Ryan Reese is the author of eight published works of romantic fiction, with five more hitting shelves in 2018. Her stories feature complex, deliciously-flawed characters. She presents her characters with family and career drama, challenging love interests, and life-changing secrets while treating readers to an emotional love story with unexpected twists. Past president of her local Romance Writers of America chapter and a panelist at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Reese is an advocate for the romance genre and diversity in fiction. www.reeseryan.com Martha Kennerson is the bestselling and award-winning author who's love of reading and writing is a significant part of who she is. She uses both to create the kinds of stories that touch the heart. Martha lives with her family in League City, Texas. She believes her current blessings are only matched by the struggle it took to achieve such happiness. To find out more about Martha and her journey, visit her website at www.marthakennerson.com Naima Simone, published since 2009, USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone loves writing sizzling romances with heart, a touch of humor and snark. Her books have been featured in The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly, and described as balancing “crackling, electric love scenes with exquisitely rendered characters caught in emotional turmoil.” She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States. www.naimasimone.com/

Author Bios – Spicy to Scary Romance Panel Ann Fields began her writing career in 1996 with the publication of her first romance novel, "After Hours." Since then, Fields has published three additional romance novels, "Second Time Around," "Love Everlasting," and "Give and Take," which garnered a nomination for Best MultiCultural Romance by Romance Writers of America. "Fuller’s Curse" is her debut in the horror genre. Fields also has published in non-fiction, authoring the book "Stop Stalling and Write" as well as numerous articles, which have appeared in "Teen Graffiti," "Basic," and other magazines. Her short stories have been published in "A Legacy of African American Literature" and "Bouquet: A Delightful Collection of Mother's Day Romances." Visit Fields online at www.annfields.com. Julie Rowe, full-time author, freelance writer and workshop facilitator, Julie Rowe’s debut novel, Icebound, was released by Carina Press on Nov 14, 2011. Ten novels and eight anthologies have followed. Her most recent titles are the MEN OF ACTION boxed set and VIRAL JUSTICE book #3 of the Biological Response Team series. Julie’s articles and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines, such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today's Parent magazine and Canadian Living. Julie facilitates business writing and communication workshops at Keyano College in her home city, and has presented writing workshops at conferences in the United States and Canada. She’s also a strong supporter of life long learning and moderates a free announcement loop for the promotion of online classes, workshops and webinars. You can find her at www.julieroweauthor.com , Patricia Sargeant /Regina Hart / Olivia Matthews is the national best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 novels. Her work has been featured in national publications such as Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Kirkus Reviews, Suspense Magazine, Mystery Scene Magazine, Library Journal and RT Book Reviews. She’s also been interviewed on podcasts including Destination Mystery with Laura Brennan, Conversations LIVE! with Cyrus Webb, Read You Later with Lasheera Lee and Katara’s Café with Katara Johnson. patriciasargeant.com/ Keith Thomas Walker, known as the Master of Romantic Suspense and Urban Fiction, is the author of nearly two dozen novels, including Life After, The Realest Ever, the Brick House seriesand the Finley High series. Keith’s books transcend all genres. He has published romance, urban fiction, mystery/thriller, teen/young adult, Christian, poetry and erotica. Originally from Fort Worth, he is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University. Keith has won or been nominated for numerous awards in the categories of “Best Male Author,” “Best Romance,” "Best Urban Fiction," and “Author of the Year,” from several book clubs and organizations.

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Author Bios – Sessions Militza Maury is the creator of the natural skin care blog Little Green Dot. She has learned about natural skin care products and techniques in Singapore and Bali and, most recently, studied herbalism at the Florida School of Holistic Living. She teaches whole food skin care workshops and lives in Florida with her family.

Ditch expensive creams, serums and lotions full of mystery ingredients and turn to nature to find the best remedies for all your skin care needs with products you can make right at home. Herbalist Militza Maury’s use of natural ingredients ensures that you know exactly what’s in your skin-care products and what you’re getting out of them―beautiful, nourished, healthy skin. Try Soothing Cookie Dough Cleanser for inflamed skin, Clean & Clear Hydrosol Toner for oily or acne-prone skin or Moisture-Rich Solid Serum for dry, dehydrated skin. No matter your skin’s needs, Militza has products that will help you achieve healthy, glowing skin from head to toe. And once you’ve established a daily routine that works for you, don’t forget to make skin care fun with a whole slew of masks, scrubs, bath products and more―all made from safe, familiar ingredients like honey, cocoa butter, fresh herbs and essential oils. With information about the nourishing and healing properties of the ingredients used and instructions for infusing vinegar, oil and honey to further increase the efficacy of the recipes, this collection gives you all the information you need to make quality skincare products at home.

Niki J Crawford is an American Recording Artist/Songwriter from the small country town of Springhill, Louisiana with a powerful, unforgettable and melodic voice. The singer/song writer crafts poignant lyrics and creates music with a Soul-Funk-R&B sound that you can feel. Niki has been singing since she was 6-years-old.

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