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The Bard of the Blanco, Ernie Lee, is a Texas award-winning poet from Canyon Lake, Texas. Ernie writes a continuing column in the Hill Country Sun magazine. He is a songwriter (BMI), storyteller, author, and poet of long standing in the region. Ernie is married and lives in Canyon Lake, Texas with his lovely wife Donna.

Ernie’s debut fiction novel Aquasaurus, is available through Aim-Hi Books, and through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. His book of poetry, Where the Wild Rice Grows, is scheduled for release in August 2016. A second novel, Him, is scheduled for release in December 2016. In 2017, Ernie will publish the sequel to his first novel entitled the Search for Aquasaurus.

Ernie's music can be heard at www.reverbnation.com. He has published several technical and management books, along with shorter creative works in periodicals and local newspapers. Ernie has published technical professional books and academic guides related to public procurement for the University of Texas at Austin, and UT San Antonio.


Columnist, The Hill Country Sun, The Bard of the Blanco, 2014 - present

Columnist, Quest Magazine, Bard of the Blanco, 2002 - 2003

NIGP LEAP textbooks (Legal Public Procurement, General Public Purchasing) 2005

Professions, Purchasing Management, (8-module purchasing training course), University

of Texas, Professional Development Series, EIMC: Distance Education Center.

Article, “Disposing of Hazardous Materials”, Purchasing Insights, Jan 1995 (pg. 37)

Controlling and Disposing of Hazardous Materials, 1994, Southwest Logistics Institute.

“Spending Caps– A Review of City Policies on Spending Limitations in the U. S.”

Southwest Texas State University, Master’s degree thesis.


2014, Greater New Braunfels Arts Council Annual Poetry Contest, Lynne Eliot Award

2000, Greater New Braunfels Arts Council Annual Poetry Contest, Adult division