Tales with a Texas Twist

Original Stories And Enduring Folklore From The Lone Star State

Book Description

With this compilation of Texas--and Texanized--favorite myths and legends, award-winning tale teller Donna Ingham applies her own unmistakable voice to traverse her home state through such stories as:
"The Coming of the Bluebonnet"--an oft-collected Commanche myth about love and sacrifice and the origin of the Texas state flower
"The Story Behind the Story"--about two early cattlemen and the basis for an episode in Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove"
"The Life and Times of Pecos Bill"--a selection of tales about this legendary folk hero
"Diamond Bill"--about an east Texas rattlesnake who fought in the Civil War
"Cupid Was a Mama's Boy"--a Texanized classic Greek myth

About Ingham, Donna

Donna Ingham is an award-winning tale teller and author from Spicewood, Texas. She has written six books and produced five CDs and performs as a professional storyteller all over the country. A recipient of the 2007 John Henry Faulk Award selected by the Tejas Storytelling Association and the 2015 National Storytelling Network ORACLE Regional Excellence Award for the South Central Region, she also has the dubious distinction of having been named the Biggest Liar in Austin seven times and the Biggest Liar in Texas three times. She is on the Touring Artists Roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, visit www.donnaingham.com.