Tui Snider is a writer and travel blogger specializing in offbeat sites, overlooked history, quirky travel destinations, and haunted places. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets.

Tui’s books include “Unexpected Texas,” “Paranormal Texas,” and a strange-but-true crime tale called “The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber.” (“Unexpected Texas” recently won first prize for adult non-fiction at the North Texas Book Festival.)

Tui Snider sometimes jokes that she became a travel writer simply because she’s moved around so much. At one point, she moved 16 times in 10 years! After living in several US states, Belgium, Italy, and a tiny island with a population of 7, Tui fell in love with a Texan and followed her heart to the Lone Star State, where she has lived for 5 years straight – a personal record. Although Tui admits to experiencing as much culture shock here as she ever did overseas, she now considers Texas home.

Whether it’s an interview, a speaking engagement, or an elevator ride, Tui loves sharing with audiences, and her presentations are both informative and lighthearted.