Friends of the Duncanville Library Honors Texas Author

UntitledDUNCANVILLE, TX – Irene Sandell, award-winning Texas historical fiction author, will be the honored author at the Friends of the Duncanville Pubic Library Annual Author Appreciation Dinner, Thursday, November 6, 6:30 pm, Parkview Room, Hopkins Senior Citizens Center, 206 James Collins Blvd.
Tickets for the author event plus dinner (including door prizes) are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Duncanville Public Library, 201 James Collins Blvd. by November 1 or by calling 469.693.6399. Cash and checks accepted.
Irene Sandell’s award-winning novels combine her love of Texas history with her passion for writing.
“I write historical fiction that makes the story personal so that the reader can sympathize and emphasize. I base my books on real people and events and weave it into a fictional story that lets us all image what if and what could have happened. I get to tell the story my way!” noted the fifth generation Texan.
Irene Sandell will discuss and then sign her award-winning books: House on Swiss Avenue, In a Fevered Land, and River of the Arms of God.
Born in West Texas on the Salt Fork of the Brazos and raised in the Central Texas town of Hamilton, Irene Sandell developed a love of the unique history of the Lone Star State and its people.
Irene Sandell is a former school teacher and for most of her years in the history classroom she “got paid to talk about the place she loves most:Texas.”
Over the years Irene Sandell found thousands of interesting hidden stories tucked away in history to inspire her writing. To date, she has filmed, written, and produced 19 documentaries for the Texas History classroom, and she and her husband enjoy traveling around Texas to research, film and photograph the state story. She has also written several textbooks that are used in classrooms across the state.
“Irene is first an historian — specializing in real Texas History, the stuff you won’t (always) find in the textbooks. She has captured a genre in her historical fiction that stands alone,” notes George Arnold, author of Growing Up Simple and Enigma.