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September 22, 2018 – Craft and Marketing Event info coming soon …

November 3, 2018 – Historical Fiction Fall Event with America Best Selling Author Robert Hicks, author of “Widow of the South” and “Orphan Mother” – Register Today!

  • Tue
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 


    Guest Speaker:  Kathleen Bossart - Photographer

    black-labradorLocation: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    At this social event, Kathleen Bossart will be taking professional photos for anyone interested.

    Details of shoot:  30 photos with a choice of two edited for $34.00.





  • Wed
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.1199 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery, TX 77316

    Tuesday Social 

    This month HWH will conduct two separate social events - we will have the usual event at the Black Labrador in Houston and, for our members that live north of Houston and are unable to attend the Houston socials, we have added a social event at the Woodforest Grille in Montgomery, TX.

    Guest Speaker:  Jody Townsley Morse

    Jody will present:  "Writer's Lifting Each Other Up By Using Social Media"

    Location: 1199 Fish Creek ThoroughfareMontgomeryTX 77316








  • Sat
    9 AM - 4:30 PMSouthwest Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401

    Saturday September 22, 2018

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Registration begins Saturday at 8:45 am


    Saturday Morning Keynote Speaker - 9:15 am - 10:15 am

    Topic to be announced

    Saturday Morning Session I - 10:15 am - 11:30 am

    Topic to be announced

    Lunch 11:20 am - 12:20 pm

    Will be provided

    Saturday Afternoon Session II - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Danielle Hampson from THE AUTHORS SHOW

    Danielle Hampson

    New Media Book Marketing in the 21st Century

    New technologies continue to evolve at a fast pace making it increasingly difficult for authors to keep up with them and acquire a thorough understanding of how these new tools can be utilized to enhance the exposure of their work to the book buying public.  Danielle Hampson, a podcasting pioneer in the publishing industry explains the "Who, What, Why, Where, When and How" of incorporating audio & video in your 21st century book marketing strategy and utilizing social media effectively. And she does in plain and simple English!


    1. A clear understanding of the value of incorporating audio/video in your book marketing strategy;
    2. Learn to present your work to traditional & online media show producers in a professional manner;
    3. Avoid common interview mistakes.

    A podcasting pioneer in the publishing industry, Danielle Hampson created “The Authors Show” many years before Internet streaming radio & TV and podcasting became popular.  Now in its 13th year of podcasting, the show has processed over 4000 authors from around the world, and currently has 3 hosts to meet the interview requests.

    Danielle is an accomplished talk show personality and a public speaker on several topics, including “New Media Book Marketing in the 21st Century”.  She has conducted many workshops at conferences organized by various organizations, including the Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Readers Favorite, the Phoenix Writers Club, the Phoenix Writers Network, Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, SIAS International University in China where she also received a Leadership Award in 2017, the AZ Department of Education and the Girls Scouts. Previously, as an International Business & Marketing Consultant speaking several languages, she traveled the world assisting small and large U.S. & foreign corporations establish their markets on both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific.  As the founder & facilitator of a business networking organization with multiple chapters across various states, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs develop and improved their business networking skills, and for several years she served on the Advisory Business Education Council of the Arizona Department of Education.  She volunteers as Director of Media Relations for World Academy for the Future of Women, an advanced leadership program to accelerate women’s leadership worldwide , and she has created “Give A Book Get A Smile”, a literacy initiative that brings books to those challenged with reading skills and access to books.   Ms. Hampson is the President & CEO of KDResources, Inc.

    Saturday Afternoon Session III - 2:40 pm - 4:20 pm

    Speaker to be announced


  • Sat
    9 AM - 5:00 PMSouthwest Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401

    Saturday November 3, 2018

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Registration begins Saturday at 8:30 AM

    Saturday Morning Keynote Speaker - 9:am - 10:00 am - Robert Hicks, author of "Widow of the South" and "Orphan Mother"

    Robert Hicks is the author of The New York Times Bestseller The Widow of the South and has played a major role in preserving the historic Carnton mansion, a focal point in the Battle of Franklin which occurred on November 30, 1864. Nashville Lifestyles Magazine recently named Robert as the #2 in the top 100 Reasons to Love Nashville, describing him as Nashville's "Master of Ceremonies".

    Working both as a music publisher and in artist management in both country and rock music, my interests remain broad and varied. A partner in BB King's Blues Clubs ( in Nashville, Memphis and Los Angeles, I serve as 'Curator of Vibe' of the corporation.

    A lifelong collector, I was the first Tennessean to be listed among Arts & Antiquities' Top 100 Collectors in America - my collection focuses on Outsider Art, Tennessean, and Southern Material Culture. I served as co-curator (with Ben Caldwell and Mark Scala) on the exhibition, Ar of Tennessee, at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. The exhibition was a seven year endeavor from conception at my kitchen table to its opening, September 2003. I was co-editor of the exhibition's award-winning catalog, Art of Tennessee (UT Press, 2003).

    In the field of historic preservation, I've served on the Boards of Historic Carnton Plantation (, the Tennessee State Museum, The Williamson County Historical Society, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts ( In December 1997, after a third term as president of the Carnton board, and in light of my years of service to Carnton, I was named by board resolution: "the driving force in the restoration and preservation of Historic Carnton Plantation."

    For the past two years,I've headed up Franklin's Charge: A Vision and Campaign for the Preservation of Historic Open Space ( in the fight to secure and preserve both battlefield and other historic open space in Williamson County. Franklin's Charge has taken on the massive mission of saving what remains of the eastern flank of the battlefield at Franklin - the largest remaining undeveloped fragment of the battlefield - and turning it into a public battlefield park which will eventually run from the Lotz and Carter Houses ( to Ft. Granger and Carnton Plantation, with significant holdings around Breezy and Winstead Hills. (

    Saturday Morning - Session I - 10:15 am - 11:30 am

    Robert Hicks - topic to be announced

    Thanksgiving Lunch 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    will be provided

    Saturday Afternoon Session II - - 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm

    Presenter and topic to be announced

    Saturday Afternoon Session III -  2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Presenter and topic to be announced

    Saturday Conclusion - Historical Fiction Panel - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


    Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

    Janet Shawgo

    Janet Oakley


    Historical Fall Conference