New Title Releases!

If anyone is reading these pages, and I certainly hope you are, I have some great news. These are two new books that just arrived hot off the presses.

First of all Light and Stone has been released and is available here on my site, and on The advantage to getting it here is this. I will autograph it for you.
This book is the missing manual for new writers. It shares the stuff that even some of the industry insiders don't know about. It has the answers to questions the new writer didn't know they needed to ask. It is 38 chapters of information you will refer to again and again.

L and S  Poster 2 copy

They are also going to be for sale at the Scottish Games coming up in Pleasanton California at the Alameda County Fair Grounds this Labor Day weekend 2017. Come say Hi!.
The fairgrounds is a huge facility . As you enter I will be in the building to the left as you enter. One huge vendor hall right in front , and we will be in the one to the right of that. i hope that helps.
If you have never been to a Highlands Games before you should attend.You will have a great time! Look to the internet for

Second- There is a new revised and more complete version of the Going West Series called The Pioneer Journey. Going West Goin to California. It is also available on my site here and on
It is all three of the original Going West Series all put together with revisions new information and new maps of the journey. $18.95. Less expensive that getting all three separately.
$30 dollars when sold separately. or 9.95 for each book. Such a deal!


Light and Stone and New New New Stories!

In my travels over many years I have been asked many questions about writing. While I couldn't very well answer meaty questions while signing books or after a lecture, I did keep a list of the questions. When my agent suggested I write the book, I had over 300 questions about all phases of the writing and publishing process: How do I get started? Do I need an agent? What should I write about? How do I get published? and so on.
A lot of would be writers are sincere and eager people who have something valuable to share. I mention this because when new writers sink their teeth into writing they have no clue how time consuming and difficult it really is. Light and Stone will guide them along this path.
"You make it look so easy," they would say. This book will help you along a very narrow pathway keeping you from stumbling and encouraging you to keep going on a very hard, yet very satisfying and rewarding journey.

Light and Stone Mockup 2 copy

My new book, "Light and Stone Essays on Writing and the Realities of the Publishing Industry" has 34 chapters with answers to questions you never knew you needed to ask.Light and Stone has been called a literary pep talk.

It's in final editing and will be ready in 30 days or so. (I am currently working on another book on writing and publishing. It will be released  sometime in 2018.)
I have more on the horizon as well. Not only have I been concentrating on the how–to book, but I have also been busy been working on my murder mysteries. The first is entitled A Murder of Crows. There is a second and even a third,  all three with the same protagonist (good guy character) and all, strangely enough, take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. And also, strangely enough all of them have something to do with a particular SF politician. These are an ongoing project. I have found them to be especially difficult to write because it's new territory for me. Lots of research and site locations were scoped out to make it as accurate a story as possible.
 Lastly, and this is so my children's book fans do not think I have given up on them; there is soon to be a completely new release of Mom Can I Have a Dragon, and George and the Pet Parade, the second book of the three. (Yes, I said three Mom Can I Have a Dragon books.) For those of you who have a first edition this First edition will look entirely different, and they will be even more entertaining.
To top it all off I am finishing a wonderful bunch of new chapter books for elementary grades. The Mis-Adventures of Peter Rooney, a story of a small town kid who finds himself in all sorts of situations, and The Bull Dogs, a true story about a girls’ basketball team that couldn't even dribble who goes on to win the state championship.
And lest we forget we are busy planning the re-release of Glen Robbie A Scottish Faery Tale and Return to Glen Robbie.
So, there is lots going on in my world. And if you have found me somewhat invisible I have been busy typing away behind my computer. Oh! I almost forgot one thing: My first collection of children's poems will be released this year towards Christmas time. 

Thanks for checking this all out and I hope to hear fro you all very soon. Have a great week!

All the Best

T.E. Watson

All Three Books are Available


Going West The Pioneer Series of Three books for kids is complete!
Going To California ( book one) Across the Great Divide ( book two) , and The Feather River Adventure ( book three ), are available as a set, or if you have purchased the books one at a time, now is the time and opportunity to complete your set. The Summers Family has come to the end of their long arduous journey. They have traveled thousands of miles on foot, ( only their belongings rode in the wagon) all the way from Garden City, Minnesota to Northern California in Butte County to be more accurate.
The families of the wagons train only wanted one thing , and that was to arrive to a new land with new opportunities. To live a new way of life. To prosper and grow. Some wanted to mine for gold and whatever else they could . Some wanted to simply farm, in a land that was not so harsh as Minnesota, where the weather can change at a moments notice and the winters cold can pass right through you without saying a beg your pardon.
New lives , new ways of living, and new ways of growing families. They had made it to the land of big trees, big land for farming or ranching, and even bigger opportunity.

They can purchased in my bookstore here in the site, The advantage here is this. You can get the books signed by using my site. Every time a book is ordered here on you can request that the book signed personally by the author.

Or you can purchase them on at the following address

Just click the link.

What’s Coming Next


The success of book one in the Going West pioneer series has been tremendous. Goin to California is a pleasure to read and the characters jump out at you and say take me home.

In the Very Soon future the second book in the series Goin West Across the Great Divide will be released and the adventure will continue on as the Summers wagon train does it best to make it across the Rock Mountains without any casualties.

The news is now, and T.E Watson only just found out about this, there is a possibility of writing a 4, 5 and 6 books to continue the story. They have been endorsed by the National Education association not to leave out, and it is being recommended by teachers and historians all over.

This is a fun and rip roaring adventure for kids to read and get areal feel for what the real west, Not some TV show western was like. No extra clothing, no fast food, no bathrooms, and don’t forget having to bathe in local stream and rivers. Wagon Trains were dangerous, on occasion even persons of ill reputation caught rides and became part of the train. That is until he law caught up with them and hauled them off. More folks died on these trains due to diseases like cholera, measles, and later on typhoid fever, than any other cause of death along the trail. And lest we forget the wrath of mother nature...

But I am giving away too much

Check it out on the Going West book page and watch for announcements. And while you’re there sign up for the T.E.Watson Newsletter, called Writing Excellence. Filled with tips, tricks and great articles about writing for all ages. And for the teachers, it will have items to use in your classroom. Great resources for all.

Way Back When

Someone once told me that they had run into a thing that many writers run into called Writers Block. Hah! As far as I am concerned there is not writers block and there never has been. This is why.

There is always something to write about. And even though I may not be working on some specific story or article at the present moment, I am always writing something. Sometimes I am even writing two or three things at the sale time.


That is what I am doing now. I am working on five stories at the same time. But alas I am not allowed to divulge my titles just yet. But when I am allowed, I will let you know. I can tell you this. One is about a boy named Peter, some of the others are about a duck, a rabbit who goes fishing, and a fox who is new to his neighborhood, and before I forget this one, it is sort of a prequel for The Mountain. I am extremely excited about all of these stories and I hope you will be too.

So no there is no such thing as writers block. I will tell you more about it when you sign up and become part of my Writing Excellence newsletter.

Thanks for coming by!