I don’t do a whole lot of freelance writing, so this was a fun change of pace for me. (Thanks to @michaelhoinski for the invitation.)
As with any piece of writing, sometimes it’s hard to find a place to start. In this case, when I was researching Onderdonk I realized that 1901 was both the year the bluebonnet was named the state flower and the year that the man who would eventually become famous for painting them left Texas to go study painting.
You can read the article here.