Margie Crisp, author of “River of Contrasts” (2012, Texas A&M University Press) created a beautiful poster for the Texas Book Festival. Like her work from her beautiful book, the graceful image tells a careful, detailed story. Her lovely book captures the radically different landscapes that define the Colorado river as it crosses the immense state and represents the rich diversity of writers and their work that can be found at the festival. The festival takes place in Austin at the State Capitol next Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28. Several TAMU Press authors are featured at the festival, which combines speaking engagements, autograph sessions, parties, food, live music and plenty of talented people from all over the world. I will be presenting my book, “Living Witness: Historic Trees of Texas,” there on Saturday, October 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Austin Museum of Art-Arthouse at 700 Congress Avenue, the venue for art books, photojournalisms, and coffeetable book presentations. While you are there, be sure to look for Margie’s lovely poster. I certainly will.