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Tui Snider: Interviews, Events, & Appearances

Here’s what I’m up to: Check out this page periodically to see what I’m up to, including interviews, speaking engagements, book signings, and other fun events! If you know of an upcoming paranormal, writing, history, genealogy, or travel-themed events, or bookstores, libraries, clubs, events, et cetera that¬†could use a lively speaker, please drop me an email at TuiSnider [@] gmail [.] com 2016 Interviews & Events Conference of College Teachers of English March 4, 2015 San Antonio, TX More info: Speaker: State of the Writing Profession – How to¬†Boost Your Writing Career with Twitter 2015 Interviews & Events Weekly Podcast…

A to Z Texas: R is for Ren Fair in Waxahachie

Scarborough Fair in Waxahachie, Texas Every spring, Waxahachie, Texas hosts a huge ren fair, officially called the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Back in 2010, it was the first such medieval reenactment I’d ever been to and – wow – was it ever fun. I had so much fun, in fact, that I returned in 2011 to get married! Not only were we married by the Archbishop of Canterbury, but we literally tied the knot. While renaissance fairs are not unique to Texas, the one over in Waxahachie is a big one: over 35 acres of shops and buildings that remain intact…

A to Z Texas: K is for Kolaches

What is a Kolache? Kolaches are a Czech pastry consisting of a light sweet dough filled with fruit that immigrants introduced to Texas when they settled here in the 1850’s. The word kolache comes from kolae, which is the Czech word for, “cake.” While traditional kolaches are filled with fruit and jam, the Texan style pastry includes savory, meat-filled versions, too. Where is the Kolache Capital of Texas? You wouldn’t think a pastry could inspire a controversy, but that’s exactly what happened with Kolaches here in Texas. While it hasn’t yet come to fisitcuffs, the towns of Caldwell and West…