Sheriff Franklin Loyd

Franklin Loyd became the sheriff of Lamb County in 1935. Two years later he was murdered on a March 20, 1937, night in Littlefield near the town’s depot. Only one photograph of him was ever found and that was in the Clovis News Journal. His killer, Leroy Kelley was electrocuted for his murder on March…

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How to Be a Texan – Review

HOW TO BE A TEXAN: THE MANUAL by Andrea Valdez Illustrated by Abi Daniel Genre: Texas Customs / Social Life / Humor Publisher: University of Texas Press Date of Publication: May 3, 2016 # of pages: 208, 58 B&W Illustrations Scroll down for Giveaway! There are certain things every Texan should know how to do…

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Fuming Fodder – A Shitty First Draft!

  Every writer has had a shitty first draft they thought was perfect and I’m no exception. I’m openly admitting it. I was under the impression my first draft of the Hunt murder story was better than it was and after discovering that even my basic editing techniques were not even applied to this finished…

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Is it done yet?

At my recent photography exhibition, the woman who has been like a mother to me for the last 20 years was reading my bio on the wall.  Glenna turned me and got mad over the fact that I did not mention the books I have either published or been published in. I never thought to…

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