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November 12, 2015

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas High School Alumna to Visit with THS Students on Writing and Publishing

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School Class of 1979 alumna and author, Jan Freeman Hixson, will walk the hallways of THS again as she returns to Texarkana to speak with students on writing and publishing. Her presentations are scheduled for Friday, November 13 from 8:30 – 11:48 a.m.

Her first novel, Wait ‘til You Hear What I Heard, was published in April 2014. It is the coming-of-age story of an eleven-year-old girl growing up in the seventies in a small town in Texas. Although the time period matches her life, Hixson states that it is not her life story. Anyone who grew up in Texarkana in the sixties and seventies will recognize landmarks, music and perhaps a person or two. The story is both humorous and endearing. Hixson credits her love of reading and writing to the many hours spent at the Texarkana Public Library on State Line Avenue with her older brother.

Following graduation in 1979, Hixson headed for the hills of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas. Thirty-six years later, she still lives in Fayetteville but has never forgotten her Texas roots. Although an avid Razorback fan, she loves all things Texas. When she isn’t writing, she works as the Director of Development for Loving Choices Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Arkansas. She and her husband, Kenneth, are the proud parents of two adult sons, Bill Hixson and Joe Hixson.

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PHOTO, FILM AND STORY OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING EVENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TINA VEAL-GOOCH, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AT 903.794.3651 EXT. 1013.

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