Hello, welcome to my world. My name is Gina Hooten Popp and I write literary and historical fiction. People tell me the genres I write in are not the genres that are big money-makers. And I tell them I’m not about making big money, I’m about telling a good story. The kind of story that will stick with a reader for a long, long time.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my writing journey.
Most of my books are set in Texas. Perhaps that’s because I’m a native Texan with familial roots that go back to 1836. Or maybe it’s because for the most part Texas is a big, wild place full of colorful characters. I think the latter is probably the real reason.
So anyway, my name is Gina Hooten Popp (The last name is pronounced like “Pope”. And I know all together the names are pretty funny sounding. So go ahead and laugh.) I was born in Greenville, Texas and I now live in Dallas with my husband (Henry John), son (Henry James) and cat (Henry Jerry).
Along with writing novels, I have enjoyed a long career as a professional advertising writer. Yes, the world of advertising is a wonderful way to make a living, but as my sister will tell you it’s not really work, it’s play. Either way, I’ve certainly put in a lot of hours writing. And I believe I’m a better person for it.
Now, if you’d like to know about things like awards and honors, here are some things in my past worthy of mentioning. My debut novel THE STORM AFTER was a finalist in the 2014 RONE Awards, and my book CHICO BOY: A NOVEL was a 2016 Medalist Winner in the New Apple Annual Book Awards. Recently, my novel LUCKY’S WAY, about a young fighter pilot from Houston, was endorsed by the United States World War One Centennial Commission. Now that’s a biggie for me. I think I’ll put this sentence in bold so it will stand out. That way if you read nothing else, you’ll read it.
Oh, and did I mention, you can get all my books in the usual places. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Walmart and Kobo.
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Texas Book Festival Signing Writers’ League of Texas Tent, (Exhibitor Tent 3), Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 11:00am until noon, State Capitol Grounds, Austin, Texas
Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference Book Nook Signing Event, Saturday, May 4, 2018 from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, Galveston, Texas
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Authors Den Booth, Book Signing, Saturday, April 21, 2018, University of Southern California Campus, Los Angeles, California
Lone Star Literary Book Blog Tour for UP NEAR DALLAS December 4 to December 13, 2017, Reviews, Giveaways and More! all over the Great State of Texas
Plaza at Chase Oaks Book Club Monday, July 17, 2017 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Conference Room, 7100 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, Texas
Galveston Bookshop Signing Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 4:00pm, 317 23rd Street, Galveston, Texas
Local Author Book Fair Book Signing, Audelia Road Branch Library, Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 10045 Audelia Road, Dallas, Texas
West Texas Writers’ Academy Boot Camp & Book Signing, Monday, June 6, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016, Texas A&M University Canyon, Texas
Maryland Book Club Meeting Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:30pm, Via Skype, Baltimore, Maryland
San Antonio Book Festival Writers’ League of Texas Book Signing, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00am – 11:00am, Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Hastings Book Signing Event Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm – 3:00pm, 5101 Wesley Street, Greenville, Texas