Sarah Bird

Top Stories of 2018 – Editors’ Picks

December 31, 2018 | By TH Staff

Texas Highways Editors share their favorite stories of 2018.

Sarah Bird’s New Historical Novel Is Wild as an Acre of Snakes

November 7, 2018 | By Clayton Maxwell

In the debut of Texas Highways’ new monthly essay, Open Road, novelist Sarah Bird writes about walking the trails of J. Frank Dobie’s Paisano Ranch in the Texas Hill Country with the ghost of Cathy Williams, the only woman to join the Buffalo Soldiers, the African American army regiment formed after the Civil War. Since 1978, when Bird first heard about Williams at an African American rodeo, she had hoped Williams’ remarkable but mostly forgotten story would be told. After almost 40 years of waiting in vain, Bird decided that she would have to tell the story herself. The resulting novel—her 10th—is an exuberant, mind-opening page-turner of historical fiction, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen.

At Paisano Ranch, the Spirit of J. Frank Dobie—and the Muses—Abide

October 25, 2018 | By Sarah Bird

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