Alice V. Brock learned to love western books as a child when her father brought home a Louis L’Amour paperback western and she fell in love with the cowboys galloping through those pages. Mr. L’Amour’s books, and TV shows like Gunsmoke, Rawhide, and Bonanza of the late ’50s and ’60s, brought the west alive to her. The history of Texas and the old west is full of real stories of those times. Her wish is to bring them alive to kids of today. The old west has not disappeared and Alice brings real people in the history of Texas and the old west to her writing. Real people who lived in history and have descendants who live today.
Her chance to see cowboys in action came when she married and moved to her husband’s family ranch in Iola, Texas, where she watches the grazing cattle from her kitchen window. Her grandchildren are the fifth generation to live on the Brock Ranch.