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Sulphur Springs writer Sharon Feldt will edit a new magazine about people in Northeast Texas, "The Fencepost."  She says it will feature positive stories about the region, and will be published by the Community Chronicle, a regional newspaper with a similar philosophy.  The first edition of "The Fencepost" is coming out in December.

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Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt, relects on "Under the Wide and Starry Sky," an historical novel by Nancy Horan, about the unusual marriage of "Treasure Island" author Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife, Fanny van de Grift Stevenson.  It is Horan's second work of historical fiction, after "Loving Frank" on the life and career of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, our regular books commentator, in this instance discusses a new monthly newspaper, the Community Chronicle, published in the Wood County town of Yantis.  The newspaper specializes in "good news" about Northeast Texas.

Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt, discusses the books of Sulphur Springs author Gene Shelton, including his comic Western novels "How the West Was Lost" and "Unwanted Dead or Alive"  and historical novel "Warriors," on the last Texas campaign against the Comanches.  Shelton, a former newspaper reporter and editor, also has non-fiction works to his credit, including "Manhunter: Frank Hamer, Texas Ranger " and "Houston Madam: The Story of Pamelia Mann, Texas Pio

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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, has enjoyed reading "Rules of Magic" by Alice Hoffman, a "prequel" to her earlier novel "Practical Magic," which became a movie with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.  Both books are tales of witchcraft.  Sharon says she met Alice Hoffman at this year's "Pulpwood Queens" book club conference in Nacogdoches, where authors come and visit informally with fans.  Sharon's book club, the Bright Star Liter

Sharon Feldt, award-winning Sulphur Springs children's book author and member of the Silver Leos writing group at Texas A&M-Commerce, says the Silver Leos will host the annual Fred Tarpley Writing Conference Saturday, March 10.  Featured speakers will be New York Times best-selling authors Bobbi Kornblit, author of "Shelter from the Texas Heat" and "Red Carpet Rivals" and Reavis Wortham, author of the "Red River Mystery" series and the "Sonny Hawke" series of n

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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, says the Silver Leos writers group at Texas A&M-Commerce has published a new collection of stories written by the group, "Storytellers Road."  The book can be purchased by contacting Sharon or Silver Leos member Vivian Freeman.  Sharon also discusses the lavishly illustrated Christmas book

Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, says Hopkins County native Colleen Hoover will host a book signing for her new novel, "Without Merit," at 1 p.m. Saturday at the

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Sulphur Springs children's author Sharon Feldt has won the Grand Prize from Seattle's "Red City Review" for her book, "The Scary Hair of Sarah O'Shea."  The book won the top prize for books in all categories entered in the national competition.

Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, discusses The Guardian of Mercy, by Terence Ward. The non-fiction book describes how a long-obscure painting, "The Seven Acts of Mercy" by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, finally became famous thanks to the devotion of a caretaker in the Naples church where it is displayed.

Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, reflects on "The Signature of All Things," a novel by "Eat, Pray, Love" novelist Elizabeth Gilbert.  Sharon says her interpretation of the underlying theme of the book is that, despite whatever professional success each person may have, personal relationships are the essence of life.

Our regular books commentator from Sulphur Springs, Sharon Feldt, has written her third children's book, Sarah O'Shea and the Wacky Faucet.  It follows The Scary Hair of Sarah O'Shea and The Stable.  And Sharon says she's now starting to work on her first novel.

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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs and a children's author, says the Silver Leos writers' group will host a writing workshop from 8 to 5 this Saturday in the Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M-Commerce.

Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, vastly enjoyed the novel "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles, which won many 2016 "Book of the Years" honors.  Having followed her reading of the novel with some research on Russian history, Sharon says the books provides insight into the Russian mind, and teaches us to truly "make the best of a bad situation."

Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, one of our books commentators, reviews The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott, a dramatic tale of the Titanic, and The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

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Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, reviews the novel "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman.  She calls the story about a grumpy, reclusive Swedish man a "charming read."  Sharon says the novel shows how much impact each life has on many others.  The story has also been developed as an award-winning movie.

Our Sulphur Springs books commentator, Sharon Feldt, says she avoided reading Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman" for over a year because she didn't want it to affect her image of Atticus Finch, the hero of Lee's novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird."  But, now that the controversy has faded, Sharon says she's glad she read "Watchman," and thinks it stands on its own as a great novel.

Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, says two noted literary figures are scheduled to speak this fall in Northeast Texas.  Stanley Nelson, editor of the Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Ferriday, Louisiana, and the real-life figure upon whom novelist Greg Iles based his books Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree, will speak Saturday, October 8 in Winnsboro.  Nelson has written his own non-fiction book, Devils Walking.  On Wednesday, Octobe

Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, reviews two best-sellers, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, and Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Meyer.  Signature is the story of a woman who is a gifted botanist, whose study of science leads her to spiritual awareness.  Life in a Jar is the true story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who saved more than 2,500 Jewish child

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Our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, Sharon Feldt, tells us about Colleen Hoover, a native of Saltillo and Texas A&M University-Commerce, who is a top-selling novelist, with numerous New York Times best sellers, including Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl and November 9th, with her next novel, It Ends With Us, coming out this summer.  Colleen operates a bookstore in downtown Sulphur Springs,

Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, reviews "The Bone Tree" by Greg Iles, the followup novel to "Natchez Burning," set in Mississippi during the civil-rights era of the 1960s.  Sharon also discusses the Silver Leo Writers' Conference, this Saturday in the Rayburn Student Center.

Our commentator on books, Sharon Feldt, reviews Rock With Wings, a novel by Anne Hillerman on the modern-day life of the Navajo people.  Hillerman continues a theme established by her father, Tony Hillerman.  Sharon also discusses Alice I Have Been, a novel by Melanie Benjamin based on the real life of Alice Liddell Har

Our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, Sharon Feldt, reviews two books, "Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George, a novel about a magical floating bookshop, and "Blood River," non-fiction by journalist Tim Butcher, who retraced the steps along Africa's Congo River of Henry Stanley as he searched for Dr. David Livingstone.

Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, our new commentator on books, reviews "The Martian," by Andy Weir.  A film treatment of the book starring Matt Damon opens in theaters this weekend.  Sharon is also the author of two children's books, "The Stable" and "