Fans of the beautiful Texas Hill Country will admire the way that Renee’ Walker brings that beauty to life in print. In sharing her talent through the print medium, she brings a smile to the faces of those who either are listening to her read or reading her work themselves. Her work brings pure ‘Joy’ to the reader!
Renee’ opened the FAAHC’s new year on Friday, September 18th , in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. She shared stories of her early childhood and how her early writings were created. A first grade creation about “Two Seeds In A Watermelon” had teachers in the audience wishing they would have had her for a student.
Ms. Walker said you should “write what you know”. She showed her first three-ring binder that she created at the age of fourteen for her work and on the cover she had printed in large letters, “A Poet I Am”. Indeed she is and she has added to the poetry with award winning plays, short stories and essays. She is now working on a historical fiction novel. She described the novel’s characters and the experiences that she has entailed doing her research work.
There is an old bumper sticker that reads close to this: “ I May Not Be From Texas But I Got Here As Quick As I Could”. Ms. Walker’s fans are happy and blessed that she discovered the Hill Country and that she has called Mason home for the past ten years. She said that when she reached Mason, “I felt like I had come home.”
Renee’ contributes a weekly column to the Mason County News and has her own real estate business. Her books are available at Benjie’s Books and Gifts in Mason.
FAAHC members say “thank you” for beginning our new year with such an enjoyable program.