Friday, October 14, 2016

Upcoming Meet the Author Events

Check our calendar for details of these author events! We have quite a lineup and more yet to come.

Meet the Authors at Paragraphs

“Rio Grande Valley ABC”
Rickey E. Pittman, storyteller, author, and folksinger
Saturday, October 15th
 1 to 3 PM

"Strength in My Storm: Faith and Breast Cancer"
Discussion and Book signing reception with author, Michelle Perzan
Saturday, October 22nd 2016
 11 AM - 1 PM

"An Afternoon of Romance at the Bookstore"
Book signings and discussion with 7 San Antonio Romance authors
Saturday October 22th 2016 2-5 PM

“Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Authors”
 Book signing with the authors, David Robledo, Carmen Gray and Bret McCormick
Saturday October 29th 2016 1-3 PM

“Dealing From The Top”
Discussion and Book signing with author, Jerry Deal
Friday November 4th 2016 1-3 PM

"Occupied Berlin Series"
Book signing and discussion with author, David Guerra
Saturday November 12th 2016 1-3 PM

Sunday, October 9, 2016

A contest from our friends at El Paseo Art Foundation

October 18 and 19, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
  South Padre Island Convention Center
     Presented by
           Check out the show here!
Date Night Giveaway for 2!
Please forward to a friend!
You choose which show you want to attend, October 18 or 19, 2016, and we will provide you with 2 tickets to the show, a free hotel room for 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island including a $20 food voucher toward breakfast, and a free dinner for 2 at PadreRitaGrill!  All you need to do is click the link below and submit your answers to these 3 questions along with your name, phone number and email address to be entered into the giveaway. 
1. The best way to get a man to open up to you is
a) ask him personal questions
b) tell him personal things
c) get him a beer
2. Most lifelong marriages are like
a) fine wines; they improve with age
b) old milk; they sour with time
c) old shoes; too comfortable to change
3. The best way to a man’s heart is through his:
a) stomach
b) brain
c) pants
Good luck!  Here is all the fine print:  Contest closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, October 13.  One entry per email address. You must be 18 to participate. Two separate couple winners will be drawn from all entries on Friday, October 14, 2016 and will be notified to claim their prize and name the date of their choice.  El Paseo Arts Foundation is collecting your information, not Facebook or any other entity that may forward contest information.  EPAF will not sell your information to anyone; but you agree to let EPAF and the Hilton Garden Inn use your information.  EPAF may also publish the winner’s names on Facebook or our website soon after.  You agree for us to use your name only on our website if you are the winner. If you have trouble entering your information into the linked website, you can email the info and answers to
at Paragraphs or
We will reimburse you if you happen to be the winner J

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Meet the Author - Rickey Pittman

“Rio Grande Valley ABC”
Rickey E. Pittman, storyteller, author, and folksinger
Saturday, October 15th    1 to 3 PM

Along the banks of the mighty Rio Grande River lies the heart of Southern Texas—the Rio Grande Valley. Steeped in tradition at the crossroads between the United States and Mexico, the Valley’s residents have established a unique way of life, honoring their past and reaching for their future.
Brought to life through rhyming text and vivid illustrations, the sights and sounds of the Rio Grande Valley fill every page, from the flight of the aplomado falcon to the ride of Antonio Zapata and everything in between.

In addition to the shared history of Mexican and Texas battles and triumphs, author Rickey Pittman details daily life in the Magic Valley, displaying the delight of a daughter’s quinceaƱera and the spirit of mariachi music. Illustrator Julie Dupre Buckner captures the hues of Valley life, from the bright butterflies gracing the grasslands to the clear night sky shining with stars.

The history and the heart of the Valley and its inhabitants, both human and animal, fill every page of this informative and essential book.

Pittman strives to find and share the forgotten and neglected stories and people of history and legend and bring them to life before his audiences. Whether you seek a song to touch your heart, a book to instruct your children, or a motivating and entertaining program, this bard of the South has good things to share.

Rickey E. Pittman, often called “The Bard of the South”, is an award-winning storyteller, author, and folksinger. The author of more than a dozen books and four CDs, Pittman earned a BA in New Testament Greek and an MA in English Literature from Abilene Christian University. He currently teaches college level freshman composition and literature. Pittman is a tireless performer, constantly conducting appearances at schools, libraries, festivals, conventions, and workshops, including many in the Rio Grande Valley. A certified secondary gifted English teacher, originally from Dallas, Texas, he claims the Rio Grande Valley as his second home. Pittman loves and appreciates the Rio Grande Valley, its history, its culture and its people.

This event is free and open to the public.
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard
5505 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX For information call us at 956-433-5057