B Alan Bourgeois

Executive Director/Founder/Author

B. Alan Bourgeois began writing when he was just a child, but as many children of his era and of the artistic background were told, “You need to study and get a real job to earn a living.” That statement from a well meaning mother put a pause on his desire to write.

In 1989, he was asked to write a short story based on an actual event in his life. He did, and it was published as $200 Alan. Seeing his story in print once again inspired him to begin writing. Since then, Mr. Bourgeois has written many articles, short stories, editorials and has 7 books published covering many genre’s.

Through the process of writing and getting published, Mr. Bourgeois saw a need for additional marketing avenues for Authors that was not covered in the normal channels. While there were a lot of new ‘web’ based social networks for authors, there was nothing that really helped challenged them, and or gave them a way to promote themselves in a way that finds new readers; WeFiction.com is in the process of being that new marketing tool.

In addition, Mr. Bourgeois saw a special niche market for Texas Authors; Texas Assoc. of Authors was thus created to highlight the estimated 1,000 Texas Authors that write on a wide range of subject matter. TAA does this through seminars, their on line book store, and traveling around the state with the TAA ‘pop up’ store.

Mr. Bourgeois continues to write when he can, and assist new authors through his company Bourgeois Media & Consulting (BMC). He finds great joy in helping authors work through the various steps and processes needed to get their book(s) published. “There is nothing greater than seeing someone’s dreams become reality,” he says.

Jef Smith, DC

Board Position 1

Dr. Smith is the director of Therapeutic Life Services, a child foster care provider, and serves on the board of other non-profits in Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgina H. Sampson

Author/Board Position 2

Terrible tragedy was the catalyst for Virginia’s discovery of the magic of compassion. She had been a victim of domestic violence, a single parent to four children, a step-parent and when her youngest child was two weeks old her second husband was diagnosed with ALS more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It was compassion that saved her although she wouldn’t realize it until after she had experienced much more heartache.

Later, when she reflected on her life, she discovered that practicing self-compassion and compassion for her husband, children and others had saved her and that had she been open to more compassion through these trials she would have weathered them much better. She discovered that compassion heals.

She was inspired to learn more about compassion. She has studied and read extensively about the origins of compassion, the psychological and health benefits of compassion and how compassion can be developed in adults and children.

Virginia speaks and writes about the power and science of compassion. She is an attorney who practices elder law in Central Texas.

Madonna Kimball

Board Position 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweed Scott

Author/Board Position 4

Tweed Scott is a laugh-out-loud funny motivational speaker and corporate entertainer. He retired from broadcasting after 31 years. Tweed is an award-winning speaker and the author of the 3-time national award-winning book, Texas In Her Own Words. He is a former president of the board for the Writers' League of Texas. Tweed loves spreading what he calls the Gospel of Texas.

 

 

 

 

Roxanne Burkey

Author/Board Position 5

Roxanne has two passions – working with technology and writing. She enjoys working to drive optimized customer experiences with technology in her role with a high-tech manufacturer. Texas is home for her and her family. When time permits Rox likes gardening, hiking, sewing, refinishing antiques, exploring, wine-tasting, and traveling. She loves to listen to people which often results in odd treasures that come to life in her stories. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open

Board Position 6

If you would like to serve a two year term on our board of directors, please email Alan at TxAuthors.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open

Board Position 7

If you would like to serve a two year term on our board of directors, please email Alan at TxAuthors.com