A Houston author who went to high school in San Antonio returns to the Alamo City for a bookstore visit.
“I am Walker Smith; I write historical novels.”
Smith has a fascinating backstory.
“My mother was a sort of beatnik type — a very literary beatnik type, [who] listened to classical and jazz. My father was a jazz musician. He was a drummer.”
They didn’t have money, but they used their library card a lot. And she could tell she had a literary bent of mind.
“It was either going to be music or it was going to be literature, so it ended up being both.”