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Book Fair is pleased to welcome Ford Fry, Terri Havens, Mark Kistler, Jennifer Mathieu, Katharine McGee, Leslie Sinclair and Dave Ward as Visiting Authors!


 

Ford Fry

It was born in the 1940s when traditional Northern Mexican cuisine collided with the robust flavors of Texas ranchers’ kitchens. Now, chef and restaurateur Ford Fry presents the definitive book on the topic with craveable recipes that are heavy on flavor and light on fuss. Peppered throughout are jump-off-the-page photographs, helpful ingredient explainers, playful histories, and important cooking tips. These melty, crispy, hot-as-heck classics include Dirty Breakfast Tacos, Grilled Shrimp Diablo, Cheese Enchiladas Con Chili Gravy, Sopaipillas with Local Honey, and more salsas than you can imagine. Pour yourself a Classic Margarita on the Rocks—don’t forget to salt the rim—and get ready to satisfy the rumble in your stomach.

Terri Havens

Beautiful Living: Cooking the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Way is a 304-page, coffee table cookbook featuring over 100 of the world-renowned, five-star retreat's delicious and healthy recipes written and tested for the home kitchen.  Beautiful Living has stunning photography by award-winning Debora Smail and nationally recognized Max Kimbee and Anne Watson, and includes nutrition breakdowns for every dish and tips on cooking and preparing fresh, nutritious meals for your family and friends.  It also tells the story of how Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, tucked into the rolling hills 40 miles north of San Diego but looking like it belongs in the 17th century French countryside, has earned international acclaim as a top destination spa.

Mark Kistler

Learn to draw in 30 days with Emmy award-winning PBS host Mark Kistler

Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent—anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. With Emmy award-winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you'll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way—in just 20 minutes a day for a month.


 

Jennifer Mathieu

Soon to be a movie on Netflix – directed by Amy Poehler!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Girl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

Katharine McGee

What if America had a royal family?

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery.  Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren't just any royals. They're American.

As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America's first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she's breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn't care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there's Samantha's twin, Prince Jefferson. If he'd been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.

Leslie Sinclair

Filled with exquisite interiors that serve as visual inspiration, Segreto Impressions takes you on a breathtaking tour of homes from an eclectic mix of top designers and architects, whose work and artistic vision transcend the style spectrum. With over 400 pages, this 4th installment of her design book series explores how color and finishes affect a home’s overall allure, exploring color information and an array of finishing techniques in vivid detail. This collection is a timely-and timeless-visual reference of the latest design trends in furnishings, lighting, architecture, flooring and surfaces serving as an invaluable reference guide for designer and design enthusiasts for years to come.

Dave Ward

In Good Evening, Friends, Houston's iconic Eyewitness news anchor Dave Ward shares his untold personal and professional stories. Known as “the most trusted voice in Houston,” Ward first joined ABC's KTRK-Channel 13 in 1966 and today hosts “Dave Ward's Houston” on ABC13. His journey from a simple life as the son of an East Texas pastor to become a welcome daily presence in the homes of millions of Houstonians unfolds as if it were preordained. In these pages, Ward details a remarkable sixty-year career as a newsman that began before the JFK assassination, his instrumental role in establishing Houston Crime Stoppers, the city's top non-profit dedicated to public safety, and he opens up about his personal struggles and dramatic brushes with death. Ward has always provided his audience with a clear and unbiased understanding of the news. Now, this long-awaited book captures the spirit of Houston as it presents a candid look at the man who has faithfully investigated its problems and broadcast its stories through almost sixty years of constant change.