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CTX author writes books based in Belton

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Texans are very proud of their heritage and state ... even those who have moved here.

One woman is proving that you don't have to be born in Texas for it to be home.

Amy Rognlie is an author who has come back after taking a break from writing fiction, and her new focus is Central Texas.

"Everyday when I drive in and I see all the historic buildings, I know that there are stories behind there, and I know that many people living in this community have no idea of some of the stories behind these buildings and this place," Rognlie said.  

Amy Rognlie has lived in Central Texas for about five years now, and she has tried her best to make it feel like home.

So, she researched and wrote and researched and wrote ... until she had a book.

"In my books, I really try to be historically accurate. Most of my characters are fictional, but I fit them into the community as my research has shown me would have looked or felt in the early 1900s," Rognlie added. 

Her latest book, "Miss Opel Makes a Match," is set in Belton and the main characters live off of Main St. She independently published the book, and because of great feedback, she is currently working on the second of the series.

"I want to be careful of the quality of my work, if I'm going to put it out there for people to read, I want to do it excellently, I want to do it well," Rognlie said. 

You can find Rognlie's books on Amazon and in Central Texas bookstores like McWha Book Store in downtown Belton. 

"Many people come in and want to know about Belton and to know there's a book here that gives a little bit of history of Belton, I think that's wonderful," Roxane McWha, owner of McWha Book Store, said. 

As Rognlie learns about and shares that history, she hopes to become more and more a part of Central Texas.

Rognlie is set to have a book signing next Saturday at The Book Cellar in downtown Temple from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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