Randy Willis #randywillis

Randy Willis is as much at home in the saddle as he is in front of the computer where he composes his family sagas. Drawing on his family heritage of explorers, settlers, soldiers, cowboys, and pastors, Randy carries on the tradition of loving the outdoors and sharing it in the adventures he creates for readers of his novels.

He is the author of Destiny, Beckoning Candle, Twice a  Slave, Three Winds BlowingCarolinas Wind,  Louisiana   Wind,   The Apostle to the Opelousas, The Story of Joseph Willis, and many articles.

Twice a Slave has been chosen as a Jerry B. Jenkins Select Book, along with four bestselling authors. Jerry Jenkins is the author of more than 180 books with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling Left Behind series.

Twice a Slave has been adapted into a   dramatic play at  Louisiana College,  by  Dr.  D. “Pete” Richardson (Associate Professor of Theater with Louisiana College).

Randy   Willis owns   Randy    Willis    Music Publishing    (an ASCAP-affiliated music publishing company)  and  Town Lake Music  Publishing,  LLC  (a  BMI-affiliated music publishing company). He is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter. He was an artist manager.

He is the founder of Operation Warm Heart, which feeds and clothes the homeless. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Our Mission Possible (empowering at-risk teens to discover their greatness) in Austin, Texas. 

He was a charter member of the Board of Trustees of the Joseph Willis Institute for Great Awakening Studies at Louisiana College.

Randy Willis was born in Oakdale, Louisiana, and lived as a boy near Longleaf, Louisiana, and Barber Creek.  He currently resides in the Texas Hill Country near his three sons and their families.

He graduated from Angleton High School in Angleton, Texas, and Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He was a graduate student at Texas State University for six years. He is the father of three sons and has five grandchildren.

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“Gatsby hesitated, then added cooly: “He’s the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919.” FScott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby 
 
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Seven weeks before 1919 began, World War I ended. 
 
In 1919, Norman Saurage discovered the secret of making my all-time favorite coffee in Baton Rouge. He named it Community Coffee. 
 
In 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified, authorizing the prohibition of alcoholic beverages. 
 
In 1919, an influenza pandemic carried on, killing 675,000 people in the United States.
 
In 1919, Congress approved the 19th amendment to legalize women’s suffrage. The next year my seven-year-old mother received the right to vote when she came of age.  
 
In 1919, Arnold Rothstein paid members of the Chicago White Sox to lose the World Series deliberately 
 
In 1919 my all-time favorite sport’s hero, a baseball player, was born, Jackie Robinson.
 
And in 1919, my all-time hero was born, my father, Julian “Jake” Willis.
His biography—Fall, 2021. 
 
Randy Willis
 
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Nick tells Gatsby, “You can’t repeat the past,” Gatsby replies, “Why of course you can.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby 
 
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