MEET THE MEMBERS

David A. Furlow has been a member of the Writers’ League for five years and serves on the Board of Directors. He divides his time between Houston and Wimberley, Texas.

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Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

David Furlow: Narrative non-fiction: American and Native American history, Texas history, and legal history as Executive Editor of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Newsletter from 2011-2015.  I also write about Roman, British, seventeenth century Colonial American, and Republic of Texas archaeology, warfare, and society.

Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?

DF: C. Gwynne (Shiner Bock beer to slake a thirst for Texas and Comanche history), David Hackett Fischer or David McCulloch (a good Napa red wine to relax with while discussing American colonial history and archaeology), and Miranda Aldhouse-Green (a strong mead to accompany a discussion of Druid religious practices, women warriors and Celto-Germanic mythology).

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

DF: David Macaulay and Neil Ardlay’s The New Way Things Work (New York: HMH Books for Young Readers, 1998). Staying sane only occurs if a person stays alive. This book would maximize the chances for survival on a desert island.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

DF: I’ve learned that it’s a lot of fun to hang out and drink with writers, editors, and agents and I’ve learned a great deal about agenting and publishing.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

DF: Publishing books about American and Texas history, archaeology, and literature.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

DF: I’d like to continue writing and serving on the Board of Directors of the Writers’ League of Texas.

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