Lone Star Festival
The Event for Texas Creatives

Toni Draper was born and lived most of her life in the Mid-Atlantic state of Maryland. These days, home is a cozy casita on a two-acre sprawl that she shares with her wife and their current pack of perros: Kona, Tucker, and Ellie, deep in the heart of Texas. Over the years, she has rescued a number of senior and special needs underdogs and immortalizes them via nods on her pages. A former Spanish Teacher, the language siempre seems to find its way into her writing. Her debut novel WILDFIRE, a second-chance lesbian romance, was published by Interlude Press in July 2021. Since then, Desert Palm Press has published her novels: CINCO DE DIE-O, a cozy mystery set on San Antonio’s River Walk (April 2022), BACK IN THE SADDLE, a Texas rodeo romance (August 2022), and “Miracles on 34th Street,” a short story that brings characters from all of her DPP books together in an anthology titled TALES FROM UNDER THE DESERT PALM (December 2022.)