Audrey Wick

Writer. Professor. Traveler.

About

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Celebrating the diverse and unique state in which I was raised, I write contemporary, Texas-set fiction.

In addition to writing, I have been a full-time professor of English at Blinn College in Texas since 2003 with articles published in such magazines as Writer’s Digest, Southern Writers, Texas Town & City, The Daily Yonder, and Motherly. My work has also appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Orlando SentinelThe Houston Chronicle, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and The Huntsville Item newspapers and various academic journals such as South Texas Studies,  Vending Machine Press, The Dead Mule School of Southern LiteratureBurnt Pine , and The International Journal of the Book. My narrative essay “The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall” is part of Course Reader: Rhetorical Modes and The Norton Mix, two college freshman writing textbooks available, respectively, by Cengage Learning and W. W. Norton. The USA Today Happy Ever After, Engaging Minds, Turnitin, and Destination Go blogs carry my work. Professionally, I have authored college writing and teaching curriculum for Bedford/St. Martin’s and Wadsworth/Cengage, including research training videos in Questia, the world’s largest online library. I also present at education and technology conferences and was a 2018 Key West Literary Seminar Teacher Scholarship recipient.

Want to listen to conversations with me? Check out these FREE podcasts: Readers Entertainment Radio, People Who Know Stuff, Author2Author, and Ideas to Books. Also, check out this YouTube recording: West Texas Book Festival.

Young Adult Projects

In this set of contemporary novels, readers follow high school characters coming of age in south/west Texas towns. Each novel offers a slice-of-life view into the lives of teenagers on the cusp of maturing, through first jobs and first loves, all while they learn to navigate a world of cultural tension along the Texas/Mexico border.

complete: 60,000+ words

Safe is a Home follows Tye, whose void of a mysteriously absent father drives bad choices until a new girl-next-door helps him learn how to break the false maxim of “blood binds.”

complete: 57,000+ words

Sweet is the Calm is Lyndon’s summer of love story, one where his impromptu heroics land a job on the dairy farm owned by the father of his long-time crush.

complete: 57,000+ words

Swift is the Night (alt. title Blown) tests Cooper’s resolve and Marissa’s strength when a secret and a late night accident threaten to affect more than just their budding relationship.

 

Finding True North

Single mom Paige Fredrick is trying to navigate life post divorce when she reconnects with Everett, but she’ll have to make some tough choices to find her “true north.”

TEXAS SISTERS, BOOK ONE | RELEASE DATE: APRIL 12, 2018

 

Coming Home

When a student attacks college professor Mallory Fredrick on social media, she takes a forced sabbatical and retreats to Texas, but sparks fly with her moving man during a road trip which makes her reconsider home.

TEXAS SISTERS, BOOK TWO | RELEASE DATE: JULY 26, 2018

 

On the Market

Vegetarian Valerie falls for local barbeque brother Hutch in Last Stand, Texas, but their sweet and saucy styles don’t initially mix.

TEXAS BBQ BROTHERS, BOOK ONE | RELEASE DATE: JULY 11, 2019

 

Off the Market

Bookworm Quinn needs help from local barbeque brother Cole to save the library’s summer children’s program and her own reputation.

TEXAS BBQ BROTHERS, BOOK TWO | RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 13, 2019

 



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Destinations

Just as my characters explore the world around them, readers can too. Consider planning your own trip to Texas using the resources of our Texas Tourism Office. A free Texas Travel Guide is a great way to get started.

Traveling is part of my life’s journey. Here are photos from some of my recent international trips . . . twenty countries, five continents . . . and counting!

Contact

I am represented by:

Barbara Collins Rosenberg

The Rosenberg Group

Interested in having me speak to your group?
Contact me at audreywick@yahoo.com.