Posted in Giveaway, Guest Post, nonfiction, Spotlight, Texas on August 27, 2016


(Second Edition)


Tweed Scott

Genre: Texas / Texana / General Interest

Publisher: Tejas Publishing

Date of Publication: June 16, 2016

Number of Pages: 336

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Texas in Her Own Words is a peek into the Texas psyche. It explains why Texans are the way they are . . . where all that attitude comes from. This work is the result of a statewide search for what author Tweed Scott calls the “T-Chromosome.” Texans are different but why?  Scott went statewide to find the answers to three basic questions. 1) What makes Texas special? 2) Why is this place so different than anywhere else on the planet? 3) If and when it applied, what does it mean to you personally to BE a native Texan?

Scott shares some remarkable answers with you throughout the book. In the end, he learned that all Texans share four traits or attributes. When you finish this book, you will understand why Texans are the way they are. IF you are a native Texan, chances are you will find some of yourself between the covers of this book. It’s a fun read.


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Praise for Texas in Her Own Words

“Searching for the soul of Texas, Tweed Scott has done a great service.  People and places and the cowboy poetry of the heart — Texas in Her Own Words is chockfull of all of these things.  It deserves a special place on your bookshelf. Say right between Larry McMurtry and J. Frank Dobie.” — Kinky Friedman, author and entertainer

“It’s a Texas thing, you either have it, or you don’t.  Few people can define such an emotion, a feeling, a pride that is embedded so deep.  This book made me cry and smile at the same time.  Texas in Her Own Words helps to explain what ‘Lone Star state of mind’ is. . .” — TJ Greaney, Publisher, Countryline Magazine.

“I [Patricia Spork] very highly recommend Texas in Her Own Words (Second Edition) by Tweed Scott to Texas researchers and historians, to any hopeful “wannabe” Texan or to any yee hawin’ boastful Texan, like me (a transplanted didn’t-know-it “wannabe”).”  — Patricia Spork, freelance writer and artist

guest post

The Journey to Marketing My Book

Guest Post by Tweed Scott

I have been blessed throughout my life and career. I may not have made a gazillon dollars but I did get to go places, do things and meet people I could have only dreamed of meeting when I was a kid—and some of those people are now friends. As many people as I met through broadcasting, I met just as many equally wonderful people through my writing.

It didn’t take a lot of thought for me to determine how I wanted to market Texas in Her Own Words. With my extensive broadcast background, I knew what my business model would be. If I could give a speech or presentation and run to the back of the room and sell my books there, it would be a more effective way to market Texas in Her Own Words. That has proven to be what has worked for me. We sold right at 6,000 copies and most of that was face to face marketing.

I started out as a writer who speaks but it wasn’t long before I saw my business model change to a speaker who writes. I love the model. People pay me to speak but then I get to sell Texas in Her Own Words in the back of the room too. I LOVE that business model.

about the author

Tweed ScottTweed Scott is a laugh-out-loud funny motivational speaker and corporate entertainer. He retired from broadcasting after 31 years. His broadcasting accomplishments include operating the highest rated FM station in America and later the 5th highest rated AM station in America. Tweed is an award winning speaker and the author of the three-time national award-winning book, Texas in Her Own Words. His book is sold at the Alamo, the state capitol gifts shops in Austin, the San Jacinto Museum & Battleground, and the Sam Houston Statue & Visitor’s Center in Huntsville.

He is the past president of the board for the Writers’ League of Texas serving some 1,300 members. Tweed now writes for several magazines and has built his own writing and speaking company, Tejas Publishing, LLC.  He is a graduate of Lamar University and a US Navy veteran. He continues to write and spread what he calls, “The Gospel of Texas.”

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