Randy Willis

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Randy Willis is an American novelist, biographer, rancher, and music publisher.
Randy Willis is the author of Twice a Slave, Three Winds Blowing, Louisiana Wind, Beckoning Candle, The Apostle to the Opelousas, The Story of Joseph Willis, and many magazine and newspaper articles.
Twice a Slave has been chosen as a Jerry B. Jenkins Select Book, along with four bestselling authors. Jerry Jenkins is the author of more than 180 books with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling… Left Behind series.
Twice a Slave has also been adapted into a dramatic play (vimeo.com/99360694) and (https://youtu.be/8hMLYDQglkc).
Coming soon: A series of Children’s Storybooks beginning with Ole Sally Swims the Mighty Mississippi.
Randy Willis owns Randy Willis Music Publishing (an ASCAP-affiliated music publishing company), and Town Lake Music Publishing, LLC (a BMI-affiliated music publishing company). He is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter.
He is the founder of Operation Warm Heart (vimeo.com/41195752) and (https://youtu.be/o-zCvzH2kdU) which feeds and clothes the homeless, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Our Mission Possible (ourmp.org) in Austin, with the goal of empowering at-risk teens to discover their greatness.
He was born in Oakdale, Louisiana and lived on Barber Creek, between Forest Hill and Longleaf, Louisiana, as a boy. He currently resides in the Texas Hill Country.
He graduated from Angleton High School in Angleton, Texas, and Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a BBA. He was a graduate student at Texas State University for six years.
He is single and the father of three sons and has four grandchildren. All of his books are dedicated to them by name.
Randy Willis…novels about adventure, family, faith, and the character of a man that touched generations…
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Randy Willis

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Randy Willis is an American novelist, biographer, rancher, and music publisher.
Randy Willis is the author of Twice a Slave, Three Winds Blowing, Louisiana Wind, Beckoning Candle, The Apostle to the Opelousas, The Story of Joseph Willis, and many magazine and newspaper articles.
Twice a Slave has been chosen as a Jerry B. Jenkins Select Book, along with four bestselling authors. Jerry Jenkins is the author of more than 180 books with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling… Left Behind series.
Twice a Slave has also been adapted into a dramatic play (vimeo.com/99360694) and (https://youtu.be/8hMLYDQglkc).
Coming soon: A series of Children’s Storybooks beginning with Ole Sally Swims the Mighty Mississippi.
Randy Willis owns Randy Willis Music Publishing (an ASCAP-affiliated music publishing company), and Town Lake Music Publishing, LLC (a BMI-affiliated music publishing company). He is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter.
He is the founder of Operation Warm Heart (vimeo.com/41195752) and (https://youtu.be/o-zCvzH2kdU) which feeds and clothes the homeless, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Our Mission Possible (ourmp.org) in Austin, with the goal of empowering at-risk teens to discover their greatness.
He was born in Oakdale, Louisiana and lived on Barber Creek, between Forest Hill and Longleaf, Louisiana, as a boy. He currently resides in the Texas Hill Country.
He graduated from Angleton High School in Angleton, Texas, and Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a BBA. He was a graduate student at Texas State University for six years.
He is single and the father of three sons and has four grandchildren. All of his books are dedicated to them by name.
Randy Willis…novels about adventure, family, faith, and the character of a man that touched generations…

Randy Willis

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 Randy Willis is an American novelist, biographer, rancher, and music publisher.
Randy Willis is the author of Twice a Slave, Three Winds Blowing, Louisiana Wind, Beckoning Candle, The Apostle to the Opelousas, The Story of Joseph Willis, and many magazine and newspaper articles.
Twice a Slave has been chosen as a Jerry B. Jenkins Select Book, along with four bestselling authors. Jerry Jenkins is the author of more than 180 books with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling… Left Behind series.
Twice a Slave has also been adapted into a dramatic play (vimeo.com/99360694) and (https://youtu.be/8hMLYDQglkc).
Coming soon: A series of Children’s Storybooks beginning with Ole Sally Swims the Mighty Mississippi.
Randy Willis owns Randy Willis Music Publishing (an ASCAP-affiliated music publishing company), and Town Lake Music Publishing, LLC (a BMI-affiliated music publishing company). He is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter.
He is the founder of Operation Warm Heart (vimeo.com/41195752) and (https://youtu.be/o-zCvzH2kdU) which feeds and clothes the homeless, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Our Mission Possible (ourmp.org) in Austin, with the goal of empowering at-risk teens to discover their greatness.
He was born in Oakdale, Louisiana and lived on Barber Creek, between Forest Hill and Longleaf, Louisiana, as a boy. He currently resides in the Texas Hill Country.
He graduated from Angleton High School in Angleton, Texas, and Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a BBA. He was a graduate student at Texas State University for six years.
He is single and the father of three sons and has four grandchildren. All of his books are dedicated to them by name.
Randy Willis…novels about adventure, family, faith, and the character of a man that touched generations…

Randy Willis | Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson and Randy Willis

Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson autographed her book, Wildflowers Across America, to me and had it hand-delivered to my home in Austin. Her daughter Luci Baines Johnson and her granddaughter Nicole Nugent Covert also signed it. I think of her everytime I jog/walk around beautiful Lady Bird Lake. The last time I spoke to her was in an elevator, with two Secret Service agents, on the way up to the Headliner’s Club, on the 21st floor of Chase Tower, in Austin. She was celebrating her birthday. “Where flowers bloom, so does hope….” ~ Lady Bird Johnson Randy Willis http://threewindsblowing.com Amazon author’s page: http://amazon.com/author/randywillis

Randy Willis | Willie Nelson

Randy Willis is an American novelist, biographer, rancher and music publisher.

Randy Willis Willie Nelson 1

He is the author of Twice a Slave, Three Winds Blowing, Louisiana Wind,  Beckoning Candle, The Apostle to the Opelousas, The Story of Joseph Willis, and many magazine and newspaper articles.

Randy Willis…novels about adventure, family, faith, and the character of a man that touched generations.

Coming soon: A series of Children’s Storybooks beginning with Ole Sally Swims the Mighty Mississippi.

Website: http://threewindsblowing.com

Amazon author’s page:
http://amazon.com/author/randywillis

Three Winds Blowing trailer
https://youtu.be/L6libzCS9No
Twice a Slave trailer:
https://youtu.be/IuPAzCcRn3s
Twice a Slave, the play trailer:
https://youtu.be/L7iT-7CiKA0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/randywillis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/randy.willis.books

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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randywillisbooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/randywillisnews

 

Randy Willis | Darrell Royal

Randy Willis is an American novelist, biographer, rancher, and music publisher.Randy Willis Darrell Royal 1

He is the author of Twice a Slave, Three Winds Blowing, Louisiana Wind,  Beckoning Candle, The Apostle to the Opelousas, The Story of Joseph Willis, and many magazine and newspaper articles.

Randy Willis…novels about adventure, family, faith, and the character of a man that touched generations.

Coming soon: A series of Children’s Storybooks beginning with Ole Sally Swims the Mighty Mississippi.

 

Website: http://threewindsblowing.com

Amazon author’s page: http://amazon.com/author/randywillis

Three Winds Blowing trailer
https://youtu.be/L6libzCS9No
Twice a Slave trailer:
https://youtu.be/IuPAzCcRn3s
Twice a Slave, the play trailer:
https://youtu.be/L7iT-7CiKA0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/randywillis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/randy.willis.books

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randywillisbooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/randywillisnews

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Randy Willis | Earl Campbell

Randy Willis Willie Nelson 1Randy Willis is an American novelist, biographer, rancher and music publisher.

He is the author of Twice a Slave, Three Winds Blowing, Louisiana Wind,  Beckoning Candle, The Apostle to the Opelousas, The Story of Joseph Willis, and many magazine and newspaper articles.

Randy Willis…novels about adventure, family, faith, and the character of a man that touched generations.

Coming soon: A series of Children’s Storybooks beginning with Ole Sally Swims the Mighty Mississippi.

Website: http://threewindsblowing.com

Amazon author’s page: http://amazon.com/author/randywillis
Three Winds Blowing trailer
https://youtu.be/L6libzCS9No
Twice a Slave trailer:
https://youtu.be/IuPAzCcRn3s
Twice a Slave, the play trailer:
https://youtu.be/L7iT-7CiKA0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/randywillis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/randy.willis.books

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randywillisbooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/randywillisnews

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Randy Willis | Earl Cambell

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Randy Willis is an American novelist, biographer, rancher, and music publisher.

He is the author of Twice a Slave, Three Winds Blowing, Louisiana Wind,  Beckoning Candle, The Apostle to the Opelousas, The Story of Joseph Willis, and many magazine and newspaper articles.

Randy Willis…novels about adventure, family, faith, and the character of a man that touched generations.

Coming soon: A series of Children’s Storybooks beginning with Ole Sally Swims the Mighty Mississippi.

Website: http://threewindsblowing.com

Amazon author’s page: http://amazon.com/author/randywillis
Three Winds Blowing trailer
https://youtu.be/L6libzCS9No
Twice a Slave trailer:
https://youtu.be/IuPAzCcRn3s
Twice a Slave, the play trailer:
https://youtu.be/L7iT-7CiKA0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/randywillis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/randy.willis.books

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randywillisbooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/randywillisnews

 

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Randy Willis Ranch

I love Key West.

“Dave Gonzales, executive director of the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, confirmed to CNN that he and nine other employees were staying through the fierce winds and rain expected with Hurricane Irma, saying the legendary author’s 1851 house, with its 18-inch-thick limestone walls is “the strongest fortress in all the Florida Keys.”

The home stands at an elevation of 16 feet above sea level—still the second-highest site on the island of Key West.

“Actress Mariel Hemingway thinks it’s noble that the 72-year-old general manager of her grandfather’s historic Key West home wants to stay and try to safeguard the property and its famous six-toed feline residents as Hurricane Irma comes barreling in.”

It was in his house in Key West that Hemingway did some of his best work, including the short story classics The Snows of Kilimanjaro and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, his novel To Have And Have Not, and the non-fiction work Green Hills of Africa.

It was in Key West that Hemingway was introduced to the world of big game sport fishing. Hemingway was one of the authors that inspired me to write and his photos to take up deep-sea fishing.

The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane was the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States on record. The Labor Day storm was a category 5 hurricane that killed 408 people in the Florida Keys. Those who perished in the storm included 259 World War I veterans living in three Civilian Conservation Corps camps.

Hemingway, who lived in Key West at the time, made his way through the aftermath of the most devastating hurricane to ever impact the Florida Keys.

Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms was set in World War I. He wrote a scathing magazine article critical of those rescue in the Florida Key, efforts titled, “Who Killed the Vets?”

Pray for the good folks of Key West and all of those affected by Hurricane Irma!

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photos include: 1) Me and a bronze statue of Ernest Hemingway outside the Key West Museum of Art & History. 2) Hemingway’s Key West home and a six-toed cat. 3) Hemingway and his three children deep-sea fishing in Key West. 4) My three son and I deep-sea fishing.

Vaya con Dios,

Randy Willis
Website: http://threewindsblowing.com
Amazon author’s page:
http://amazon.com/author/randywillis

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Randy Willis | Key West