Elizabeth Crook

Articles by Elizabeth Crook

Terror at Noon

Apr 10, 2014 By Elizabeth Crook

On a sweltering Monday in August 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower and began shooting pedestrians below, killing eleven people and forever altering the lives of many others. In this excerpt from her new novel, Elizabeth Crook reimagines the day that changed everything.

Dad vs. the Dress Code

Jul 31, 2004 By Elizabeth Crook

In 1971 I wore hip-huggers and other clothes appropriate to the times. This did not please the superintendent of the San Marcos public schools, and his displeasure did not please my father.

Aunt Sister

Apr 30, 2004 By Elizabeth Crook

There was a lot about Rosita Holdsworth Hollar that pegged her as the least likely role model in my family: She was cantankerous and sharp-tongued, something of a loner, and a terrible cook and housekeeper. But there have been many times when her example has been a comfort to me.