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Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon of Spur, Texas, coauthors of The Paragraph Ranch series of West Texas novels and creators of “The Working Writer” blog, combine more than a half century of experience in every aspect of books and media from concept to critique and publishing to promotion. Our presentations range from 20-minute talks and 40-minute PowerPoint sessions to half-day, full-day, and multiple-day workshops, supplemented with individual and group activities and information-packed handouts, with topics relevant to writers, aspiring authors, published authors, editors, publicists, and publishers—and customizable to your group, event, or time frame. Book us today at, 806.252.6554.


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Barbara Brannon | P. O. Box 515, Spur, Texas 79370-0515 | barbara.brannon AT

Texas native Kay Ellington, a graduate of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, has worked in newspaper audience and content development for thirty years, from New York to California to the Carolinas and back again to the Lone Star State. For more, look her up on LinkedIn.

Barbara Brannon, PhD earned graduate degrees in American literature and book history from the University of South Carolina and the BA in art and English from Georgia College. A veteran book editor, designer, and publisher, she served as the first full-time director and instructor of the groundbreaking Publishing Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and now heads up a nonprofit in Texas. Her reviews, travel essays, scholarly articles, poems, and songs have appeared in many publications:

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