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About reaviszwortham

Reavis Z. Wortham is the author of The Rock Hole, and Burrows (scheduled for release July 3, 2012), books one and two in The Red River Series. He also wrote Doreen's 24 HR Eat Gas Now Cafe. The Humor Editor for Texas Fish and Game magazine, he's also a columnist for a number of newspapers and is a frequent contributor for magazines. For more fun, visit his web page at for photos, appearances, reviews, and a little look back into history with a glossary of east Texas words used in both books. Happy Perusing.


My friend, editor, and fellow writer, Don Zaidle, is gone. He was only 55 years old He called me a few years ago to talk about this end we’ll all face. “I  think you understand me more than most people. … Continue reading

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My gues blog for The Campaign for the American Reader, Writer’s Read

So I’m guilty of Blog Neglect. But there’s a reason. I’m lazy. To make up, here’s a link to a guest blog (I know, the cobbler’s shoes) but you might like to see what’s new in the world of fiction. … Continue reading

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This Word is Like, Amazing

Of course we all have much to complain about, and truthfully, there is little to complain about. It’s human nature. Some people will complain about today’s blog, and others will be infuriated to the point of grading the following essay. … Continue reading

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An Interview With The Characters Of The Red River Mystery Series

The tiny Lamar County farmhouse buzzed with voice as many residents of Center Springs, Texas, arrived for our first interview with the characters of the Red River Mystery series. Those to be interviewed gathered around the table, while spectators listened … Continue reading

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Virtual Blog

Thanks for tuning in. The following is my part of the Virtual Blog Hop, that has been skipping across the web for the past several months. I’m pretty bad about neglecting this blog page, and this little exercise forces me … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents

This story first appeared in Texas Fish and Game Magazine way back in 2001. Hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas, y’all!             “This is stupid,” Doc complained.  Three days before Christmas it was raining outside and we were all crowded … Continue reading

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Help, They’ve Dissected My Novel

Back in high school, English teachers tortured us with one immensely horrific exercise. “Today’s lesson is symbolism. Rev, your assignment is to discuss the significance of windows in Wuthering Heights.” “What!!! There were windows?” In my opinion, Emily Bronte just … Continue reading

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