April 3, 2014
40 Years Out–10 Things I’ve Learned About Writing
with Mike Cox
Mike Cox, an elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, is the author of 21 Texas-related, non-fiction books as well as numerous magazine articles. Author of a best-selling two-volume narrative history of the Texas Rangers, The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900 and Time of the Rangers: The Texas Rangers 1900 to Present, Cox in September 2010 received the A.C. Greene Award for lifetime achievement as a writer.
A former award-winning journalist for the Austin American-Statesman and other Texas newspapers, Cox spent more than 15 years as spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, handling media interviews at the scene of some of the biggest news events in recent Texas history.
He retired as communications manager for the Texas Department of Transportation in 2007, but retired from retirement in 2010 to join the communications division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He still devotes much of his free time to writing, editing/consulting and public speaking.
Georgetown Public Library.