As the West Texas Book & Music Festival begins this week, 25 local authors are receiving recognition for publishing books within the past year.

Abilene Reporter-News - As the West Texas Book & Music Festival begins this week, 25 local authors are receiving recognition for publishing books within the past year.

As the West Texas Book & Music Festival begins this week, 25 local authors are receiving recognition for publishing books within the past year.

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A former district attorney in North Texas, Neal already had a powerful passion for researching some of the region's peculiar historical crimes. Meinzer prodded him into submitting some of his writings to Texas Tech University Press, which eventually published two of Neal's books.

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