Joyce Gibson Roach


Women of the West

The short story, "Just As I Am" by Joyce Roach won the Golden Spur Award from Western Writers of America.

Wild Rose: A Folk History of a Cross Timbers Settlement, Keller, Texas

Joyce Roach’s study of a small northcentral Texas town, Keller, is an excellent example of folk history at its best.

This Place of Memory: A Texas Perspective

Texas keeps a strong hold on its native sons and daughters - a hold that seems only to increase in power as those sons and daughters leave the stat's physical boundaries.

The Little Town that Could

The Little Town That Could - Westlake, Texas: Origins and Legacies details 160 years of settlement history in the Cross Timbers of Northeast Tarrant County surrounding Westlake. Primary resources, never before in print, are used to tell the story.

The Land of Rain Shadow - Horned Toad Texas

They came and scattered themselves about the plains and prairies of West Texas like seeds thrown into the constant winds. In clusters or in singles they dug in. Depending on rainfall, they flourished or failed.

The Cowgirls

An important chapter in the history and of the West is how women on the cattle frontier took their place as equal partners with men. The cowboy may be our most authentic folk hero, but the cowgirl is right on his heels.

The Best of Texas Folklore: Volumes 1 & 2

Recorded for the first time ever in the history of this 90-year-old organization, here are 10 of the funny, inspirational papers that were spoken at the annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society.

Texas Women Writers

 A Tradition of Their Own (Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities)

Texas Women on the Cattle Trail

Texas Women on the Cattle Trails tells the stories of sixteen women who drove cattle up the trail from Texas during the last half of the nineteenth century.

Texas Toys and Games

Texas Toys and Games combines how-to descriptions and reminiscences to produce a book that’s as much fun as Christmas morning—and not a single battery required!