Saturday, October 31, 2009

Balmorhea Native Publishes: "Bad Biscuits and Ugly Women; A Roundup of Stories

This June, Liz Kingston Bettle, born and raised in Balmorhea before going off to college at Howard Payne University, published a collection of humorous short stories and anecdotes, many of which relate family stories and childhood experiences growing up in West Texas. The following is a review from The PR Web:

Bad Biscuits and Ugly Women, A Roundup of Stories

This collection of short, humorous tales offers a lighthearted diversion.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2009 -- Liz Kingston Bettle, of Lampass, Texas, has compiled a collection of many humorous stories in Bad Biscuits and Ugly Women, A Roundup of Stories her new book from Dorrance Publishing.

Some of these tales were passed along from family members while she was growing up in West Texas, and others were personally experienced while encountering the vagaries of military life with her Marine Corps husband. In recent years, while relating these stories to contemporary friends and relatives, Mrs. Bettle has frequently been encouraged to record these tales on paper so that other people might also relish their delightful humor. From funny sayings to actions that didn't make sense, everyone should find a story to relate to or laugh over in this collection. Readers may read these brief stories one at a time when looking for a smile, or read them all at one sitting for a good time, but either way, they should be prepared for hearty, good-natured amusement.

A native of Balmorhea, Texas, Liz Kingston Bettle currently lives in Lampasas, Texas, with her husband of forty-five years, George Richard (Dick) Bettle. She graduated from Balmorhea High School and earned a B.A. from Howard Payne University before working as a chef, floral designer, and secondary school teacher. She is now retired and enjoys collecting swan figurines and Indian artifacts.

Bad Biscuits and Ugly Women: A Roundup of Stories is a 66-page paperback with a retail price of $8.00. The ISBN is 978-4349-0263-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual press-room at or our online bookstore at

If there is not a copy of this quaint example of Texana in the Balmorhea Library, I will donate mine.

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