Virginia Haynie Gause calls herself an emerging writer although she has already co-written two books-a cookbook and a guidebook to Oaxaca, Mexico. Also a published writer of travel articles of Texas cities and Mexico, Virginia will be using the Incubator as her home base. Including all four Valley counties, she will write her next book-The Trailblazer’s Guide to the Rio Grande Valley.
“I will pick the most select things which aren’t documented elsewhere to tell the public,” Gause explains. “For instance, new restaurants will be one category, like Birdie Cakes & Bakery on Main Street across from Salt. Word of mouth will help keep that restaurant there for us tomorrow.”
Using her 42 years as a librarian at UTPanAm’s library, she’ll use her local contacts to help fill the chapters of her book with the goal of helping tourists enjoy their Valley visit to the fullest. A few chapter categories will be Craft Beer, Craft Cocktails, Churches and their music, and Spring Break adventures.
Working with her many connections, she will offer writer’s workshops about four times a year. Call or email for current class times, 956/358-3915, firstname.lastname@example.org