Kohutek is a native Texan, a veteran journalist, and a published author. She holds degrees in History and Government and has a solid background in English, literature, and politics. Her life is rich with unusual experiences, having spent 25 years living and writing in the Far East where her nonfiction works appeared regularly in major magazines and leading newspapers. Priscilla also was the managing editor of an important cultural magazine, a radio talk show host, and a frequent guest on television shows. Her "Ask Priscilla" lifestyle and decorating column ran continuously for 20 years in magazines and newspapers in three countries until she shifted gears to focus exclusively on Olivia Garza's extraordinary story.
Priscilla and her husband, Ed, live in San Antonio.
OLIVIA, chronicles the life of Olivia Garza, the daughter of a child bride and a teenage immigrant father, as she journeyed from her humble beginnings in San Antonio to the hallowed halls of our nation's capital. Olivia married her high school friend, Gilbert Garza, and they became perhaps one of San Antonio's first Hispanic "power couples." With Olivia by his side, Gilbert spiraled to enviable professional and political heights that were major achievements for mid-20th century Hispanics. His unique architectural design of the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel made
him famous; and his election to the office of mayor pro tem, the number two man in city government, positioned him to become San Antonio's first Hispanic mayor. Then tragedy struck the Garza family, and Olivia's life changed drastically—but not