Authors Discuss Secrets of Publishing

Texas Tech University College of Mass Communications will host three authors to lead a discussion on becoming a novelist at 2 p.m. April 14 in Mass Communications room 104.

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

Texas Tech University College of Mass Communications will host three authors to lead a discussion on becoming a novelist at 2 p.m. April 14 in Mass Communications room 104.

Randy Black is a first-time author and Texas Tech alumnus. After earning his bachelor’s degree in journalism, he worked at the Dallas Times Herald and now works in corporate communications. His novel, "Randy Black’s Favorite Tales from Siberia," was recently accepted into the 2008 Pulitzer Prize competition.

Pete Brewton is a visiting assistant professor of journalism in the College of Mass Communications and a best-selling author. He worked for the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Post for 15 years. He received more than 20 reporting awards including a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club and first place in public service from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.

Linda Francis Lee is a former Texas debutante and author of "The Devil in the Junior League." She earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising from Texas Tech and then moved to New York where she writes and volunteers for the Junior League. She is the author of 19 novels and will be at a book signing for her latest release, "The Ex-Debutante," at 10 a.m. April 14 at the Barnes and Noble on the Texas Tech campus.

The event is open to the public, but reservations are requested to Jessica Robinson at jessica.robinson@ttu.edu or (806) 742-3385 ext. 221.

CONTACT: Melissa Wofford, college design specialist, melissa.wofford@ttu.edu or (806) 742-6500 ext.232.