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Jamie Livingston A Yankee In TexasHi, I’m Jamie Livingston-Dierks, and I was born and raised in California, then moved to Iowa to run a restaurant with my husband for 20 years. We always knew that when we finally sold the restaurant, we wanted to live in Texas. We picked Texas for so many reasons, and because the state is large, we spent a few months each winter (for 4 years) living in different areas before we finally settled in northeast Texas, fondly called the Piney Woods.
We loved Texas from the moment we set foot in the state, and love it more each day. Many of my fellow authors live here (I’m a USA Today bestselling author of mysteries under the pen name Jamie Lee Scott), I’m getting back into rodeo and this is the state for that for sure, and no state income tax. Does it get any better?
My husband and I run a mobile coffee trailer, Curbside Coffee Company, and raise quality AQHA performance horses.
I have a lot on my plate already, but during the snowpocalypse of 2021, I was stuck at home for way too long, and my mind tends to give me more work when I’m not working, and A Yankee in Texas was born.
Texas is a world unto itself, and therefore some people may need a tour guide, so I’m here to share what I’ve learned, and what I continue to learn. I’m excited to write articles for new Texans and for native Texans. I hope y’allĀ  love the blog as much as I love writing it.


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