An Update to Yesterday's News

A couple days ago I announced that I would be having a book signing again at the Woodland Celtic Faire, and I would be in a different location.

Well, that is half right. Yes I will be there signing my books again, and yes I will be in a different location.
It is just the location part that isn't quite right. We got notified yesterday we will be located back in the John Rodgers Hall .
However instead of being where we have been for many years now, we
will be in the John Rodgers Hall , we will be in the Spot normally occupied by Nancy's Tea Shop. A wonderful gift store that comes to the event every year. Unfortunately Nancy will not be there this year. So, we have been assigned her position in the hall, right inside the main entry door as you come into the fair.( right after the ticket gate to the left).

We will be there for two days. Highlander Graphics will be there as vendors selling Scottish Paintings ( oil), Celtic Rubber Stamps, and , as I said before, I will be signing my books all with wonderful displays.

Please come and say hello. Take a long look at the wonderful array of Paintings of Scotland, and if you have never ventured into the world of Rubber Stamping, come by and take a look at the assortment. I believe there will be Clan Badges this year as well in Rubber Stamp form.

I look forward to seeing you all there this year.

Enjoy the games , and as always

All the Best


Something's Afoot!

Now many of you have this title I am talking about in a previous rendering and I thank you for your support with it. But after many years and a lot of thought I have decided to give it another go. I am not telling what the title is , at least not yet. You will have to say tuned to my announcements about it.
I can tell you this. It is the completing of what was intended to be a three book story. It is not Going West, which , by the way, is doing very well in its new format. ( more information and a completely different cover than before )

Hopefully by The Pleasanton Highland Gamers and Gathering this year they will be finished by Labor Day Weekend 2018.
New and completely different illustrations, New cover and more books in the story.
This is a complete surprise to those readers who have become fans and came to love these characters.

I know it is not fair to make you wait and maybe after a little more thought I may let the cat out of the bag, but we will have to wait and see.

Now another announcement!. Not only three books this year but possibly four! The timing hopefully will be perfect with this title as well. It is called The Bulldogs. A story of never give up despite all the odds being against you. More later.

In the mean time I can tell about this title that may be released at the same time. It is a chapter book entitled The Mis Adventures of Peter Rooney Normal Kid. He does not have a magic wand or any special powers. He does not go to school in a castle, or gets involved on a mystical mountain . Peter is simply a normal kid that gets into trouble once in a while. This particular edition will be about his schools melon eating contest. Now that may sound easy enough, but Peter is missing his two front teeth. You can figure out the rest.

That is it for now- And if you are in the neighborhood of Woodland California on the dates of April 28th and 29th 2018 at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Come by . Say Hello and get a copy of one of my books. You can have autographed as we'll if you like.
Here is the URL to the event for more information-

See you all then. Be Safe and Be well.

All the very Best


New Title Releases!

If anyone is reading these pages, and I certainly hope you are, I have some great news. These are two new books that just arrived hot off the presses.

First of all Light and Stone has been released and is available here on my site, and on The advantage to getting it here is this. I will autograph it for you.
This book is the missing manual for new writers. It shares the stuff that even some of the industry insiders don't know about. It has the answers to questions the new writer didn't know they needed to ask. It is 38 chapters of information you will refer to again and again.

L and S  Poster 2 copy

They are also going to be for sale at the Scottish Games coming up in Pleasanton California at the Alameda County Fair Grounds this Labor Day weekend 2017. Come say Hi!.
The fairgrounds is a huge facility . As you enter I will be in the building to the left as you enter. One huge vendor hall right in front , and we will be in the one to the right of that. i hope that helps.
If you have never been to a Highlands Games before you should attend.You will have a great time! Look to the internet for

Second- There is a new revised and more complete version of the Going West Series called The Pioneer Journey. Going West Goin to California. It is also available on my site here and on
It is all three of the original Going West Series all put together with revisions new information and new maps of the journey. $18.95. Less expensive that getting all three separately.
$30 dollars when sold separately. or 9.95 for each book. Such a deal!


Light and Stone and New New New Stories!

In my travels over many years I have been asked many questions about writing. While I couldn't very well answer meaty questions while signing books or after a lecture, I did keep a list of the questions. When my agent suggested I write the book, I had over 300 questions about all phases of the writing and publishing process: How do I get started? Do I need an agent? What should I write about? How do I get published? and so on.
A lot of would be writers are sincere and eager people who have something valuable to share. I mention this because when new writers sink their teeth into writing they have no clue how time consuming and difficult it really is. Light and Stone will guide them along this path.
"You make it look so easy," they would say. This book will help you along a very narrow pathway keeping you from stumbling and encouraging you to keep going on a very hard, yet very satisfying and rewarding journey.

Light and Stone Mockup 2 copy

My new book, "Light and Stone Essays on Writing and the Realities of the Publishing Industry" has 34 chapters with answers to questions you never knew you needed to ask.Light and Stone has been called a literary pep talk.

It's in final editing and will be ready in 30 days or so. (I am currently working on another book on writing and publishing. It will be released  sometime in 2018.)
I have more on the horizon as well. Not only have I been concentrating on the how–to book, but I have also been busy been working on my murder mysteries. The first is entitled A Murder of Crows. There is a second and even a third,  all three with the same protagonist (good guy character) and all, strangely enough, take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. And also, strangely enough all of them have something to do with a particular SF politician. These are an ongoing project. I have found them to be especially difficult to write because it's new territory for me. Lots of research and site locations were scoped out to make it as accurate a story as possible.
 Lastly, and this is so my children's book fans do not think I have given up on them; there is soon to be a completely new release of Mom Can I Have a Dragon, and George and the Pet Parade, the second book of the three. (Yes, I said three Mom Can I Have a Dragon books.) For those of you who have a first edition this First edition will look entirely different, and they will be even more entertaining.
To top it all off I am finishing a wonderful bunch of new chapter books for elementary grades. The Mis-Adventures of Peter Rooney, a story of a small town kid who finds himself in all sorts of situations, and The Bull Dogs, a true story about a girls’ basketball team that couldn't even dribble who goes on to win the state championship.
And lest we forget we are busy planning the re-release of Glen Robbie A Scottish Faery Tale and Return to Glen Robbie.
So, there is lots going on in my world. And if you have found me somewhat invisible I have been busy typing away behind my computer. Oh! I almost forgot one thing: My first collection of children's poems will be released this year towards Christmas time. 

Thanks for checking this all out and I hope to hear fro you all very soon. Have a great week!

All the Best

T.E. Watson

All Three Books are Available


Going West The Pioneer Series of Three books for kids is complete!
Going To California ( book one) Across the Great Divide ( book two) , and The Feather River Adventure ( book three ), are available as a set, or if you have purchased the books one at a time, now is the time and opportunity to complete your set. The Summers Family has come to the end of their long arduous journey. They have traveled thousands of miles on foot, ( only their belongings rode in the wagon) all the way from Garden City, Minnesota to Northern California in Butte County to be more accurate.
The families of the wagons train only wanted one thing , and that was to arrive to a new land with new opportunities. To live a new way of life. To prosper and grow. Some wanted to mine for gold and whatever else they could . Some wanted to simply farm, in a land that was not so harsh as Minnesota, where the weather can change at a moments notice and the winters cold can pass right through you without saying a beg your pardon.
New lives , new ways of living, and new ways of growing families. They had made it to the land of big trees, big land for farming or ranching, and even bigger opportunity.

They can purchased in my bookstore here in the site, The advantage here is this. You can get the books signed by using my site. Every time a book is ordered here on you can request that the book signed personally by the author.

Or you can purchase them on at the following address

Just click the link.