Half my books are biographies, many about people in Texas. I choose someone who did something important or
useful or perhaps was just
an interesting character. I look for something inspirational, and, of course, a good story.

I love to read about things that really happened. During college one professor would burst into the room acting
the part of the person we were studying. That hooked me on history. I try to let you see real persons, people who made
mistakes but had something positive about them. These were real people reacting to events -- that is what history is.