Texas Capitol Dome
Texas Capitol Dome © Author Adventures

True to the land of Texas, the Texas Author Adventures Trail Part One and Texas Author Adventures Trail Part Two lasso together all kinds of terrain – small towns, big cities, waterways – which makes sense because the literary terrain is just about as varied. From the Poky Little Puppy to James Michener’s massive 1,120-page Texas, and many other types of published writings.

Trail One runs north-south. You can then take a rest-stop and enjoy the sights of San Antonio, or move along to Trail Two, which runs west-east-south-north to get you back toward the top of the state.

Brazos River Sign ©Author Adventures

Whether you travel the complete “giant” trail or just parts (the sites in Austin alone could rival trails in other whole states!), you will tap right into that feeling of pride that comes so naturally to the natives of this distinct state that had once been its own country.

Click any link below for author and place information.

A. Larry McMurtry, Archer City
B. John Graves, Whitney
C. Horton Foote, Austin
D. Harry Ransom Center including numerous major writers, such as John Howard Griffin, Austin (University of Texas)
E. O. Henry, Austin
F. James Michener, Mount Bonnell
G. Katherine Anne Porter, Kyle
H. Barry Lopez, Lubbock (Texas Tech University)
I. Max Lucado, San Antonio
J. Janette Sebring Lowrey, Orange
K. John James Audubon, Orange
L. Bill Martin, Jr., Commerce (Texas A&M University–Commerce)

Part One of the Texas Trail covers stops A through H:

Part Two picks up at stop I, then continues through L:

When They Lived in Texas c Author Adventures
When They Were Born in Texas or When They Moved to Texas