Arianne "Tex" Thompson is home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede. Find her online at www.TheTexFiles.com and on Twitter as @tex_maam!
Email: tex at thetexfiles.com
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Did you know? Tex --
- serves as the education director for the DFW Writers Conference, the premier writers conference in Texas
- is an active member of SFWA (The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and the DFW Writers Workshop
- founded WORD (Writers Organizations 'Round Dallas), now featuring over 20 local groups
- has worked as a community college professor and food service professional, voluntarily and in that order
- runs "GrammatiCats" – 'LOLcat'-based grammar lessons for writers at every level
- founded the DFW Writers Bloc, the educational and community outreach arm of the DFW Writers Workshop
- won DL Hammons' "Write Club 2013" contest by unanimous vote from a panel of authors and agents
- lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a refurbished cat named Peaches
Tex is available for speaking engagements! A professional teacher and trainer, she has long relied on her wit, humor, and relentless enthusiasm to engage high school students and adults alike. For English- and writing-related subjects, you can view a current list of classes and topics (PDF file), or contact tex at thetexfiles.com for panels, Q&A, workshops, and other appearances.