LOS ANGELES – “Saving the Oldest Town in Texas” by Linda Thorsen Bond has been named 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.

Sept 24, 2019
5-6 p.m. West Branch Friends of the Library book club, 3113 Vista Del Arroyo, San Angelo. Discussion of "Saving the Oldest Town in Texas"

Sept 25, 2019

11 a.m. -1 p.m. San Angelo Women's Social Club, Catfish Corner, 1313 W. Beauregard Ave, San Angelo. "Daisy Wettermark tells her story."

Oct 23, 2019:  Nacogdoches Newcomers and Friends, Barnhill Steak House.  Discussion of "Saving the Oldest Town in Texas."  Bernice Wright, Organizer

Oct 24, 2019:  Reading in Nacogdoches to benefit Stephen F. Austin State University


Nov 5, 2019 
7:00 PM San Angelo, TX Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, San Angelo Genealogical & Historical Society "Finding the Turning Point: a Novel Approach." 


Dec 14, 9:30-11 a.m. The RSVP Book Club, Bentwood Area, San Angelo (Ann Guinn).  "Daisy Wettermark tells her story." 


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.

With the Concho Cadre and Counselman Harry Thomas at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

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

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

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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