My books have won awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, Western Writers of America, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Museum (it may have a more generic name today). In 2005 I received the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement from Western Writers of America, Inc. In 1989 I was named an Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth and also named one of 100 women who have left their mark on Texas, by Dallas Morning News. Recently retired after twenty-two years as director of TCU Press, I am a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Sisters in Crime, and the Guppie chapter.
Most important things I’ve ever done: being a mother and grandmother. My home is in Fort Worth, Texas