What started out in 2006 with a single experimental book had turned into a history factory. Not only have we brought more than three dozen important volumes of Texas history back from obscurity, but we have added historic maps and images to our offerings. We consider ourselves two of the luckiest people in the world to be able to do what we do for a living.
I'm Michelle Haas. In addition to typesetting, editing, and proofreading the books, I also put out fires and plug leaks. I wear a lot of hats, but all of them are necessary to keep the press running. It means lots of hard work and all-nighters, but the payoff is these rare works are brought back to life for a new generation of Texans to learn from and enjoy. I love my job.
I'm Mark Pusateri. My job is to spread the word. Not just about our books and maps. but about the incredible tapestry that is the history of our Lone Star State. I first became aware I was a Texan at about the age of four or five. There was a giant map of the United States on the wall of our post office and my mom was keeping me occupied by pointing out that the great big state in the middle was ours, showing me where we lived and where Davy Crockett died at the Alamo. I remember feeling I was very lucky and nothing has changed that.