Just Happy to Be Here

Just Happy to Be Here


Just Happy to Be Here: Words to Encourage, Enlighten, Entertain

By Glenn Dromgoole

Glenn Dromgoole’s new book includes more than 100 inspirational and whimsical pieces collected from his 60 years as a writer.

“This gem of a book,” says Abilene author Loretta Fulton, “is the perfect combination of bits of wisdom, beautiful thoughts in poetry and prose, and laugh-out-loud humor.”

Abilene historian Jay Moore suggests the 240-page book offers “bolstering optimism, inspirational shots in the arm, and boosts of cheer to brighten any day.”

“This book is a gift that keeps on giving,” adds award-winning author Carlton Stowers.

The book is arranged into seven sections: Inspiration and Whimsy; 20 Sermons in 20 Minutes; Language Matters; My Texas; Strictly Fiction; It Could Be Verse; and Other Musings.

“I hope something in these pages,” the author writes, “will encourage you, challenge you, lift your spirit, brighten your day, bring you joy, give you a laugh, make you a little happier to be here.”

Dromgoole, 78, is the author of more than 30 books and a member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. He was named Abilene’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2013 and received the A. C. Greene Award, given to a distinguished Texas author, in 2018.  He and his wife Carol own Texas Star Trading Company.