Writing: Articles & Books


How the Seventies Defined Austin (Austin Monthly, Sept. 2018)

A History of Austin in 25 Objects (Austin Monthly, Sept . 2017)

Food Fight: Hunger In Austin (Austin Monthly, July 2016)

Building Hope (Austin Monthly, Dec. 2015)


Books (as author)

Now It's Now Again (University of Texas Press, 2014); A biography of the musical group The Flatlanders

Austin City Limits: 25 Years of American Music (Billboard Press, 2000); A history of the long-running PBS music series

Austin: Lone Star Rising (Towery Press, 1994); A look at the city in transition

Books (as contributor)

Pickers & Poets--The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas (Texas A&M University Press, 2016)

The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology (University of Texas Press, 2011)

SXSW Scrapbook: People and Things That Went Before (Essex Press, 2011)

Insight Guides: Texas (APA Publications, London, 2007)

The Best of No Depression--Writing About American Music (University of Texas Press, 2005)

Barton Springs Eternal; The Soul of A City (Softshoe Publishing, 1993)

Novels (writing as "Miles Arceneaux")

Hidden Sea (Self-published, 2017)

North Beach (Self-published, 2015)

Ransom Island (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2014)

La Salle's Ghost (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2013

Thin Slice of Life (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2012)

Novels (writing as John T. Davis)

Loser's Gumbo (Bullet Books, 2020)