May 15 (Tuesday)
Houston Country Club
1 Potomac Drive
Houston, TX 77057
Discussion, signing with Wyman Meinzer
6:30-8:30 p.m.


February 11 (Saturday)
King Ranch Saddle Shop
201 E. Kleberg Ave
Kingsville, TX 78363
Signing with Wyman Meinzer
12:00 p.m.

February 20 (Monday)
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Talk, Signing (private)
1:00 p.m.

March 9 (Thursday)
Cleburne Public Library
1501 West Henderson
Cleburne, Texas 76033
Talk, Signing
6:30 p.m.

April 26 (Wednesday)
Tyler Public Library
201 S. College Ave.
Tyler, TX 75702
Talk, Signing
5:00 p.m.

May 16 (Tuesday)
George Bush Presidential Library
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, TX 77845
Talk, Signing with Wyman Meinzer
7:00 p.m.


Although things have settled down after all the bustle surrounding the release of Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut, I've been plenty busy working with Tio and Janell Kleberg on a new book about their life on the King Ranch. The book, as yet untitled, will be published in Fall 2018 by Badlands. My buddy and frequent collaborator Wyman Meinzer will serve as photo editor.

My next book? I'm not sure. Although I put aside Right of Capture: The Looming Water Crisis in Texas for various reasons, the project might be resurrected this coming spring after I finish the Kleberg/​King Ranch book.

On the magazine front, I have several assignments lined up for 2018, including feature articles on ocelot recovery, pronghorns, coastal prairie conservation, dog training, and whitetail and mule deer hunting. To make room for more feature writing, I decided to close out my regular Texas Wildlife column on water conservation. The final column will appear in the November 2017 issue. My thanks to the Texas Wildlife Association for giving me space to grow and speak my mind these past three years.

Of course there's a novel or two looming out there, and an essay collection, and perhaps a fly fishing book. The question is never "What can I write about?" Rather, it's "What do I most want to write and how can I get it done in the time I have left?"

Thanks for checking in. Stay tuned!

November 16, 2017

Selected Work

"I regard Silent We Stood as being among the finest Civil War novels I have ever read"
  • David Madden, Civil War Book Review
  • "Blood Kin is historical fiction at its best."
  • Bruce Winders, Historian and Curator, The Alamo
  • "The finest book on buffalo hunting and the resulting conflict with the Comanches that I have ever read."
  • Doris R. Meredith, Roundup
  • Non-fiction Books
    "Sharp and colorful also describe the economical prose of sports and wildlife writer Henry Chappell"
  • Elaine Wolff, San Antonio Current
  • Magazine Work
    Articles and Reviews
    Articles and Book Excerpts
    Feature Articles
    Columns and Feature Articles