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.
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.