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Glenn Dromgoole is the author of twenty-six books, with two more due out in 2014. His books cover a wide range of topics and styles, mixing whimsy with a generous dose of optimism.

Most of his books are still in print, including
What Dogs Teach Us, which was a New York Times Bestseller Plus selection for eight weeks, reaching Number 24 in Hardcover Nonfiction in 1999. He followed up with What Cats Teach Us and What Horses Teach Us, as well as What Dogs Teach Us II and What Grandchildren Do.

Glenn’s most recent books are more regional in focus –
Abilene Stories; West Texas Christmas Stories; Coleman Springs USA; and Good Night Little Texan, a companion volume to his popular children’s books Good Night Cowboy and Good Night Cowgirl.


Glenn and his wife Carol own Texas Star Trading Company – the National Store of Texas – in downtown Abilene, featuring Texas books, gourmet and gifts. Autographed copies of his books and booklets are available through the store at or by calling 325-672-9696.

He is founder and chairman of the West Texas Book Festival, held annually in September in Abilene since 2001 and benefiting the Abilene Public Library. And he also organizes the Texas Author Series every spring at the Abilene Public Library, featuring authors from around the state talking about their books.

Since 2002 Glenn has written a newspaper column called “Texas Reads” about Texas books and authors. The column appears every week in the Abilene Reporter-News, Bryan-College Station Eagle, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, and San Angelo Standard-Times.

Glenn has lived in Abilene since 1985 and served as editor of the Abilene Reporter-News until 1997 when he started writing books. In 2013 the Abilene Chamber of Commerce honored him as its Abilene Citizen of the Year. In 2000 he was inducted into the Texas A&M Journalism Hall of Honor. He grew up in Sour Lake, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M in 1966.

Glenn has been a featured author at the Texas Book Festival as well as at book events in Fort Worth, Abilene, Mansfield, Menard, Salado, Bryan-College Station, Beaumont, Sour Lake, Granbury, Schertz, Cross Plains, Clifton, and Weatherford.