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Bryan Woolley's wonderful room wasn't always in Texas. During the 1960s, after several unsatisfying non-newspaper jobs and six years of graduate school at Texas Christian University and Harvard, he served a short time as an Associated Press correspondent in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then as city editor of The Anniston Star in Alabama. In 1969 he joined The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, and wrote there for seven years. In 1976 he moved to The Dallas Times Herald, and in 1989 to The Dallas Morning News, where he worked until his retirement in 2006.

Besides four novels and two children's books, he has published several collections of his newspaper work. Laura Furman wrote that "Woolley has long been one of the state's best writers, and his modest eloquence suits his stories perfectly. Bryan Woolley is the troubadour of Texas journeys, large and small."

Woolley is the recipient of numerous honors for his writing, including the PEN West Literary Journalism Award; three Stanley Walker Newspaper Journalism Awards and one O. Henry Magazine Journalism Award (from the Texas Institute of Letters); four Texas Headliner Journalism Awards; and the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel from the Western Writers of America.

He lives in Dallas with his wife, the poet Isabel Nathaniel. He has two grown, married sons and two granddaughters. Over the years, he has written about them all.

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