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Scroll down for more information on the September 21 and 22, 2018 HWH Historical Fiction Fall Event with America Best Selling Author Robert Hicks, author of “Widow of the South” and “Orphan Mother” – Register Today!

  • Sat
    9:30 am - noon6033 S. Rice Ave, Bellaire, TX 


    "Winging it - Making your story take flight" - An Aviation Field Trip to Ellington Field

    Presented by Mike Ely, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, Champion Air Racer, Published Author, and Linda Street-Ely, Airline Transport Pilot, Champion Air Racer, Published Author.

    Whether there is an airplane scene in your novel or you're just interested in learning more about flying, don't miss this opportunity!
    Tour and learn detailed information aboard several different airplanes.
    Talk through scenes with Professional Aviators.
    When:  June 16, 2018
    Registration Time:  9:30 am
    Meeting Location:  Southwest Presbyterian Church at 6033 S. Rice Ave, Bellaire, TX 
    Enjoy morning and coffee and pastries prior to departure.
    Departure Time:  10:00 am
    We will carpool to Ellington Field. 
    Members:  $20 
    Non-members: $35
    Aviation Field Trip is another Houston Writers House "Learning from the Experts" series.

    Aviation Field Trip to Ellington Field

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

    Tuesday Social 


    Guest Speaker:  Jody Townsley Morse

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

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






  • Fri
    times varySouthwest Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401

    SEPTEMBER 21 AND 22, 2018


    Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:45 PM to 8:00 PM - includes dinner
    Registration begins Friday at 3:00 PM

    FRIDAY, Sept 21, 2018 - Afternoon Sessions




    Louis Epstein began his career as a multi-award winning national and international actor, writer, and comedy performer. As an agent he ushered in a new form of entertainment called “interactive.” This concept has led to the creation of team building games, D.J’s, bands, and variety performers that get into and involve the audience, create exciting participation, and unique improvisational moments that only a fresh and personalized show can give.

    Louis started Best Entertainers in 1981 and stepped away to form his own management company. He has managed Michael Davis, one of the leaders of the new vaudeville movement and a number of other national and international stars. Louis continues to broker national entertainment for Best Entertainers and is an advocate for interactive entertainment nationwide.


    Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - includes lunch
    Registration begins Saturday at 8:30 AM

    Saturday, Sept 22, 2018 - Morning Keynote and Session

    Keynote Speaker - 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 Afternoon Session - 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.