A writer’s job is not limited to merely creating a project and whisking it off for publication, especially with today’s submission competition. Self-editing is an important tool to help the average writer become exceptional.

The Museum of South Texas History’s Sunday Speaker Series presents Self-Editing for the Dynamic Writer on Sunday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Houston-based author DiAnn Mills will lead the workshop and also present her latest novel Sworn to Protect.

Mills will explore the publishing process, along with editing your own work. “Self-editing is one of the most important tools for a writer,” said Mills. “It is often the deciding factor between works that are considered for publishing and those that are rejected.”

Mills’ latest novel, Sworn to Protect, tells the story of Border Patrol Agent Danika Morales, who has sworn to protect the southern borders of our nation. That oath has cost her. Two years ago, her husband, Toby, was killed trying to help the very immigrants Danika was responsible for sending back to Mexico. His murder was never solved. But now, a recent string of attacks and arrests leads her to believe that someone in McAllen is profiting from sneaking undocumented immigrants into the country . . . and it may somehow be tied to Toby’s death.

Mills launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. She currently has more than 40 books in print and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. Mills believes every reader should “expect an adventure,” and she delivers one in every one of her works. She currently lives in Houston with her husband and three sons.

Sworn to Protect is available for purchase in the Museum Store, with a special discount extended to FRIENDs of MOSTHistory. The Sunday Speaker Series program is included with regular museum admission. FRIENDs of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.

For more information on the program or becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call 956-383-6911 or visit www.mosthistory.org. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd., on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Edinburg.