Small Towns & Cultural Districts promises simple reading pleasure and compelling photographs, as well as a perfect guide for you to hit the road and step into authentic experiences found only in this unique Texas landscape.
“It looks great – love it! ”
“I think it looks fantastic!”
The brain behind the pen
As the daughter of a mother who voraciously read to her often and a father who was a musician, wood craftsman, inventor, and illustrator, P.A. discovered the value of immersing herself in the arts at a very early age. Reading, writing, drawing, and music were part of her daily life. Although she still plays guitar and enjoys casual jam sessions from time to time, it is words and images that grabbed hold of her soul and did not let go.
Escaping to places around the world and getting to know interesting people from the pages of books fueled her curiosity and desire to bring the same kind of meaningful and entertaining moments she experienced to others. She was just about ten years old the first time she wrote, designed, and made copies of her own little books and never lost the desire to do that over and over again.
A Lasting Impression
An early influencer of things to come in P.A.’s life was a print shop about a block down the road from her father’s business in Oak Cliff. Often when she came to visit her dad, she’d walk down to the print shop to get peanuts from their vending machine. She wrapped herself up in the aroma of new paper and ink and the sounds of the churning presses. Opening a new book today takes her right back to good childhood memories and the excitement of a new adventure on the horizon.
Turning a Phrase
P.A. worked in the journalism and public relations industries for several decades in Dallas, then San Antonio before moving to the land of her ancestors in the Upper East Side of Texas. She started County Line Magazine in January 2000. Exploring the expansive region and the humans at its heart led to writing her current book which focuses on the small towns and cultural districts that make life fun and meaningful. The book also features a driving tour to help meander through picturesque backroads from one lively main street to the next. She introduces readers to rich history, breathtaking nature, acres of vineyards, small town charm mixed with inventive amenities, and a thread of talented artisans and other innovators who keep life flowing in a beautiful direction.
High photo-quality paper showcases hundreds of beautiful images that help tell the story of the region.
Main Street Texas
Each small town and cultural district has its own unique and enjoyable qualities.
Backroads & Byways
The book provides a perfect guide to travel the backroads and byways from one charming community to the next.
Find plenty of fun for a weekend getaway or weeks of exploration.
The book makes an excellent gift for adventurers and those who love the region.
Whether enjoying the book from home or on the road, it’s a great way to spend valuable time.
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