LOS ANGELES – “Saving the Oldest Town in Texas” by Linda Thorsen Bond is a finalist in THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on June 11, 2019. Awards were presented for titles published in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 2,000 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.


“Saving the Oldest Town in Texas" was an Award Finalist in the Historical Fiction category of the 2019 American Fiction Awards.   American Book Fest is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community. American Book Fest has an active social media presence with over 138,000 current Facebook fans.

Feb 13, 2020, 6 p.m.: Guest Lecture, "Finding the Turning Point:  Based on a True Story." Midland College Fasken Learning Center Valentine Celebration complete with chocolate!  (Free)


April 18, 2020:

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Fredonia Hotel, Nacogdoches (open to the public).


August 11, 2020:  PEO Sisterhood International, San Angelo.

Daisy Wettermark gets a letter at the meeting of the Tom Green Historical Society.  Photo by Molly Hayes.

Linda Thorsen Bond as Daisy Sutton Wettermark at the Fort Concho Speakers Series. Photo by Jim Glossbrenner.

Loved the event at wonderful Naca Valley Vineyard with Scott and Chelsea Mouton.

Posing for EnPleinAirTEXAS at Fort Concho, San Angelo. Photo by Bruce Partain

What a day at the Texas Blueberry Festival at Bosslight Books with Tim Bryant!  Thanks, Tim!

Thanks to the San Angelo Women's Social Club for a the good conversation about the book at the January meeting. 
The Nacogdoches Book Club met at the beautiful Old University Building. Thanks to Donna Lovett for leading the discussion and Charlene Chumley for the photos.
At San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts thanks to the brilliant Howard Taylor!


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