SPOTLIGHT ON FRONTIER WOMEN BY TEXAS STORY TELLER
Carmen Goldthwaite, author of Texas Dames and Texas Ranch Women, is a Forth Worth resident and seventh generation Texan who teaches creative writing at Southern Methodist University. At the university, she was elected to the Archives of Women of the Southwest Advisories Board. Goldthwaite has an extensive track record of being a member of Westerners International, the Texas State Historical Association, member and Spur Award judge for Western Writers of America and former director of the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library.
Texas would not be Texas without the formidable women of its past. Beneath the sunbonnets, Stetsons or high-fashion couture, the women of the Lone Star State carved out ranches, breathed new life into spreads and expanded acreage when husbands, sons and fathers fell.
Throughout the centuries, the women of Texas's ranches defended home and hearth with cannon and shot. They rescued hostages. They nurtured livestock through hard winters and long droughts and drove them up the cattle trails. They built communities and saw to it that faith and education prevailed for their children and for those of others. Author Carmen Goldthwaite presents an inspiring survey of fierce Lone Star ladies.