* 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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Queer Indie 2023 Nomination

What an honor to receive a nomination for the 2023 Queer Indie Awards! That makes two years in a row.

🏳️‍🌈 VOTE NOW in the Queer Indie Awards! This nomination involves the overall works of an author, instead of just one particular book.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Tweetables: The Acorn Stories Review and Interview

The book blog Tweetables now features a book review and author interview about my book The Acorn Stories. That collection of short stories celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023.

“I swung from sad to happy, angry to laughing out loud” –from the review at Tweetables.

Jane writes the Tweetables blog, Twitter account, and Facebook page. The Tweetables “About” page includes the following background.

“The #writing community on twitter has opened my eyes to new writers too. There are so many talented people, but how do these wonderful authors get their message out? I find myself wanting to help and I'm hoping to find other people like me, who want to learn about new titles whilst meeting the brilliant authors who penned them.”

Please visit the Tweetables blog to read Jane’s review and interview about The Acorn Stories. Please also read some of the other entries there and visit again to read more.

Friday, January 13, 2023

“Morgana Le Fay” Cat Video

“Morgana Le Fay”: A widow finds her new romance disrupted by her Siamese cat's strange behavior. #TheAcornStories #Humor #catsoftiktok #LOL #BookTok

@duanesimolke “Morgana Le Fay”: A widow finds her new romance disrupted by her Siamese cat's strange behavior. #TheAcornStories #Humor #catsoftiktok #LOL #BookTok ♬ original sound - BookTok and SciFi Geek 🌈

Monday, January 09, 2023

Small-Town Problems

@duanesimolke The Acorn Stories. #smalltown #humor. Big-time drama. #booktok #bookclub #shortstories #quickreads #quickread #smalltownproblems #Texas #texastowns @duanesimolke ♬ Made You Look - Meghan Trainor

The Acorn Stories. #smalltown #humor . Big-time drama. #booktok #bookclub #shortstories #quickreads #quickread #smalltownproblems #Texas #texastowns @duanesimolke Music: Made You Look - Meghan Trainor.

Flip, Turn, 2nd BookTok Video

@duanesimolke Flip, Turn, one of The Acorn Stories. #Swimming #SwimmingPool #BookTok #BookToker #Humor #humortiktok #SmallTown #SmallTownProblems #SmallTownLife ♬ original sound - BookTok and SciFi Geek 🌈

Flip, Turn, one of The Acorn Stories. #Swimming #SwimmingPool #BookTok #BookToker #Humor #humortiktok #SmallTown #SmallTownProblems #SmallTownLife

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Thursday, January 05, 2023

Tweetables: Preview of The Acorn Stories Review and Interview

Happy New Year! 2023 marks twenty-five years since the first eBook publication of The Acorn Stories. Tweetables.Com will feature a review and interview, starting January 15. Booklovers can find a sneak peek now.

Monday, November 21, 2022

The Literary Tribune

The Literary Tribune reposted an interview about my writing, with the title "Writing is an Important Part of Who I Am." Their site features poetry, short stories, interviews, book reviews, and English lessons.

Wednesday, November 02, 2022