* Gertrude Stein * Sherwood Anderson * Science Fiction & Fantasy * Selected Poems eBook * Movies * Rainbow: Lubbock * Sons of Taldra * The Bible and Gays * Twitter * QueerRomance Ink * TikTok * BookBub * GoodReads * StoneWall Society * AuthorsDen * Blogger * YouTube * Pinterest * Instagram * AllAuthor * Read a funny and free eBook that revisits the West Texas setting of The Acorn Stories.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Advice for Indie Writers and More in New Interview

In a new interview for The Redhead Notes book blog, Jennie Griffin asks me to share about my characters, The Acorn Stories, advice for indie authors, and much more. I enjoyed the interview, and you can find a lot more of interest at that blog.

Keywords: book promotion, book interviews, author interviews, book talk, book bloggers.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

The Acorn Stories Book Review at The RedHead Notes Book Blog

Blogger Jennie Griffin of The RedHead Notes Book Blog posted a review of The Acorn Stories, saying “Simolke shares life’s beautiful and humorous moments side by side with the devastating and painful ones, and the contrast is palpable.”

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Book blog recommends a book with diversity and Star Trek influences.

N. N. Light’s Book Heaven reviewed Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure, giving it five out of five stars and calling it, “An explosive book that will mean different things to each reader. The familial love and romantic love that shine make it even a deeper read.”

The full review appears at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

The Acorn Stories in Beach Reads Event

The Acorn Stories turns 25 next year, but right now it’s a Beach Reads Event pick. #beachread #shortstories. Details and #BookExcerpt:

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Bookstagram: Science Fiction Adventure/SciFi Read

N. N. Light's Book Heaven posted this image of Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure on Instagram.

Alien shapeshifters have found the human world. Leader and her sons must stop the invasion. Maintainer Admiral Nil blames Leader for a series of tragedies and might pose an even greater threat than the changelings that want to feed on humanity.

One of Leader’s twin sons, Telius, simply wants to marry the man he loves. The other, Argen, struggles with the residual effects of a deadly drug addiction. The young men rally to Leader’s side as she faces humanity’s greatest threats.

“Refreshingly different, and at its beating heart is some much needed diversity that slots in effortlessly and with purpose.” –Sebastian J. Brook, Doctor Who Online

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Beach Reads Bookish Event, July 18 – July 26, 2022.

Watch for The Acorn Stories and many more book spotlights in N. N. Light’s Beach Reads Bookish Event. Read details about all the books and enter the giveaway to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Links to the events will go live at the days and times given.

Schedule (All times are North America East Coast Time or EST) –

Monday 7/18

2 am – Regina Jeffers

4 am – Sharon Buchbinder (Bee)

6 am – Veronica Scott

8 am – Marilyn Baron

Tuesday 7/19

2 am – Sharon Buchbinder (Healed)

4 am – Allison Martine (dibs)

6 am – Virginia Barlow (Smores)

8 am – Tonya Penrose

Wednesday 7/20

2 am – Sharon Buchbinder (Imp)

4 am – Nancy Fraser

6 am – Penelope Marzec

8 am – N. Christine Samuelson

Thursday 7/21

2 am – Allison Martine (September)

4 am – Virginia Barlow (Witch)

6 am – Carol James (Captive)

8 am – Anne Krist/Jan Selbourne

Friday 7/22

2 am – Sharon Buchbinder (Charlotte)

4 am – Elizabeth John

6 am – Virginia Barlow (Wicked)

8 am – Jane Drager

Saturday 7/23

2 am – Laura Strickland

4 am – Duane Simolke

6 am – Carol James (Singing)

8 am – David Hochhalter

Giveaway details also appear at the event’s main page: N. N. Light’s Beach Reads Bookish Event.

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Sunday, June 05, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022

A Touch of Death (The Outlands Pentalogy #1)

A Touch of Death (The Outlands Pentalogy #1)A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rebecca Crunden gives us a complex heroine in Catherine, raised in affluence while hearing a lifetime of lies about a dystopian society. A Touch of Death follows Catherine's journey into the Outlands with a man she despises: the brother of the man she loves. Along the way, we see the many ways the corrupt can justify cruelty, the eloquent can hide murder, and the heroic can defy everything. Crunden delivers a fast-paced narrative, propelled by action and conflicted emotions.

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