Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Acorns in Austin!

Austin, Texas, November 8. Watch for The Acorn Stories: Second Edition in the iUniverse display, at the Texas Book Festival.

Lubbock, Texas, author Duane Simolke will appear at the 2003 Texas Book Festival (http://www.texasbookfestival.org/) in Austin, Texas. Exhibitors will have booths in a book fair southwest of the Capitol; there is no admission charge for that part of the festival.

Simolke’s publisher, iUniverse, will display various works in a booth there. Simolke will be at that booth to sign copies of his book The Acorn Stories: Second Edition, 9-10 am and 4-5 pm, on Saturday, November 8. The iUniverse booth is Booth #413, beside an information booth and near Colorado and 12th Street; it’s across the street from the Westgate Building.

The Acorn Stories, a collection of tales set in a fictional West Texas town, is Simolke’s best-known book, and iUniverse chose The Second Edition as part of its new “Editor’s Choice” series. That series focuses on books that show strong marketability and should appeal to a large audience.

Shortly after returning to Lubbock, Simolke will lead a discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writers and books. That discussion, called “Out in Writing,” will take place November 18, 7 PM, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1501 University Avenue, during a meeting of the local PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays).

Besides writing books, Simolke created Rainbow: Lubbock, the online guide for LGBTs in Lubbock. Visit http://DuaneSimolke.Com to read that, or to learn more about Simolke, his books, and his appearances.