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Author Gene Shelton’s “Houston Madam”

20160325_083750Sulphur Springs author Gene Shelton has announced the publication of his 27th book, a novel titled “Houston Madam”, the fictionalized biography of Pamelia Mann, one of the most colorful characters in Texas history. Gene has been a writer of western fiction and is retired after 35 years as newspaper journalist, having worked in Sulphur Springs and other Texas cities. ┬áHe was Friday’s guest on KSST’s Morning Show with Enola Gay.

In a backstory, Gene’s newest book was ready for publication as a hardback by DoubleDay in the mid-90’s, when the publishing house folded. Gene received an advance royalty check, then shelved the manuscript where it lay dormant for 20 years. In late 2015, his publisher friend Wes Ferguson asked if Gene had a book ready for electronic publishing. This being a new medium for him, Gene offered the Houston Madam manuscript. He scanned the original type-written manuscript into his computer, re-constructed a missing couple of chapters, and had it published in a matter of weeks.

Find it on AmazonPrime this week!




Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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