About me

Welcome to my blog!

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This blog features all of my current published writing projects.

This blog includes a link to my book, The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk, published by Texas A&M University Press April 22, 2017. You’ll also find my articles, photos and videos that I have published online and in print magazines with: The Alternate Root, Americana Rhythm Music, Austin Food, Austin Fusion, Austin Monthly, Creative Screenwriting, Elmore, and Texas Highway magazines. Thank you for visiting! — Donna Marie

  • Creative Screenwriting magazine. Please see my published articles in Creative Screenwriting magazine.
  • Elmore magazine. Please see my live concert reviews, my CD reviews and interviews on Elmore magazine’s website.
  • Americana Rhythm Music magazine. Please see the articles that I wrote about The Derailers for the Americana Rhythm Music magazine.
  • The Alternate Root magazine. Please see my interviews with musicians, singers and songwriters: Paul Thorn, Christina Albert, James Hand, Marcia Ball, Shelley King, in The Alternate Root magazine.
  • Austin Food magazine. Please see the article I wrote about Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin barbecue for Austin Food magazine Oct. 13, 2015.
  • Austin Fusion magazine.  I wrote interviews and took photos of Neil Young, Marie Presley, Dale Watson, the Jitterbug Vipers, Two Beards Theater Troupe, and the Greezy Wheels band before the magazine became defunct.
  • Austin Monthly magazine. Please see the article I wrote “Honky Tonk Haven,” about the 50th anniversary of Austin’s oldest and most authentic dancehall, the Broken Spoke, for Austin Monthly, printed in the November 2014 issue. I also wrote about the Saxon Pub and proprietor Joe Ables’ plans for Austin Monthly June 1, 2015.
  • Fiddler magazine. Please find a link to my published article about Mary Egan-Hattersley,  that appeared in the summer 2014 print issue of Fiddler magazine.
  • Oak Hill Gazette neighborhood newspaper. Please also see my articles about the the Sunset Valley Boys band, Austin’s ‘Tour de Hives,’ Bowie High School’s Teen Rescue group, Luminations at the Lady Bird Wildflower Center and an article about the Girl Scouts of America cookie drive as they appeared in2013-14 issues of The Oak Hill Gazette neighborhood newspaper.
  • Texas Highways magazine. Please see my article about the history of Texas roller derby that published in the January 2017 issue of Texas Highways magazine.

NOTE: My book, The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk, published by Texas A&M University Press April 22, 2017.

My writing career spans four decades writing, of which I spent nine years writing for three Texas newspapers: The El Paso Herald-Post, 1978-79; The Amarillo Globe-News, 1979-1981 and 1984; and The El Paso Times, 1989-1993. I also formerly free-lanced for Austin’s former Third Coast magazine in 1983. In 2013 I retired from teaching journalism and broadcasting at the secondary school level for 24 years in the Amarillo, Austin, Eanes, El Paso, and Manor  school districts throughout Texas.

Thank you for your support! Donna Marie Miller

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