The 2012-2013 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards Finalists & Winners



Along These Highways by Rene S. Perez
Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge - WINNER!
Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai by Barbara Lazar
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Appearances: Stories by Jan Seale


Floyd Patterson: The Fighting Life of Boxing's Invisible Champion by WK Stratton - WINNER!
Secret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality by Suzy Spencer
Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma
by Leila Levinson
My Boys and Girls Are in There: The 1937 New London School Explosion by Ron Rozelle
In the Shadow of the Carmens: Afield with a Naturalist in the Northern Mexican Mountains
by Bonnie Reynolds McKinney
State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents by Don Graham


Horse-Minded by Suzette Marie Bishop
Crane Creek, Two Voices by Vanessa Furse Jackson & Robb Jackson
Strange Light by Derrick C. Brown - WINNER!
Begging for Vultures by Lawrence Welsh
Jan Seale: New and Selected Poems by Jan Seale


Breaking Lauren by Jordan Deen
Chained by Lynne Kelly
Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull
The Veil by Cory Putman Oakes
The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin - WINNER!
Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly


Alicia's Fruity Drinks by Lupe Ruiz-Flores
HummingBirds: Facts and Follklore from the Americas by Jeanette Larson
It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate
One Day I Went Rambling by Kelly Bennett - WINNER!