After working for thirty years in elementary libraries, "The Book Boss" as she was called, Margaret McManis decided to indulge in her love of history and biography and write about famous Texas heroines. McManis currently lives in Conroe, Texas.
Her first book, Ima and the Great Texas Ostrich Race, was about Miss Ima Hogg, known as "The First Lady of Texas," daughter of Attorney General of Texas and Governer James Stephen Hogg, and one of the most respected women in Texas during the 20th century. This book is for Kindergarten to Third Grade and was written while a student at Vermont College where she completed her MFA in Writing for Children in 2003.
That first title went on to become a children’s musical and also to win publication in ‘Texas Treasures’, a McGraw-Hill state adopted supplementary reader that is used in all elementary schools throughout Texas.
McManis' second book, The Wild Texas Stampede (Pelican Publishing, 2008), is about Ima and her little brother Tom.
After her father leaves for Austin, Texas, Ima Hogg is left in charge of their unique farm and minding her mischievous little brother, Tom. The only problem is that Ima's farm has exotic animals like buffaloes, ostriches, and elephants, and her little brother is as troublesome as they come. ~ Amazon.com
WHAT: Margaret McManis reading and book signing
WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 11:00 am
WHERE: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
1515 South Harwood Street
Please RSVP by calling 214-413-3674 or e-mail email@example.com . You can even purchase advance tickets online.