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All of January 2021, 50% off Taldra eBook at bn.com with coupon code BNPTALDRA50.






Monday, January 18, 2021

Excerpts From Texas Comedy/Drama at WattPad

From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, The Acorn Stories transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.

#drama #gay #humor #lubbockauthors #peopleofcolor #poc #satire #shortstories #strongwomen #texas #westtexas

Friday, January 01, 2021

Happy 2021!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Please take care of yourself this year, and please make time to say or do something kind for someone else.

I'm more active on Twitter than my blog posts, but please follow me both places.

All of January 2021, take off 50% off the Taldra eBook at bn.com with the coupon code BNPTALDRA50. That eBook contains both Taldra scifi novels, Degranon and Sons of Taldra. I'm going to focus this year on writing the spinoff from the Taldra novels.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Comedy/Drama Trailer on TV

A trailer for The Acorn Stories will begin appearing on television soon, starting with the following morning programs in Texas and California, January 4-8, 2021.

El Paso Watch on FOX 14 / El Paso.

ABC 7 Daybreak / Amarillo.

News Channel 6 This Morning / Wichita Falls / Lawton.

News Channel 3 in the Morning / Palm Springs.

From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, The Acorn Stories transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences. “A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews. “The ability to depict such a wide cross section of humanity, including details of each character’s breadth of knowledge and experience, takes a talented, insightful author, and Duane Simolke is such a writer.” –E. Conley, Betty’s Books.

Monday, December 07, 2020

Conclusion of Gay Romance Story

I just finished revising my gay romance story Now That We're Grown and posting it at WattPad.

Gavin Hernandez and Peter Montoya meet before high school. Gavin admires how Peter never complains about being gay or using a wheelchair. During their senior year, Gavin takes profile pictures of Peter in that chair, but the gesture of good will leads to online bullying and a painful final stretch of school. Best friends slowly drift apart.

After college, they reunite in Dallas as more than friends. Gavin now designs facilities for people with physical challenges. Peter looks for a job to match his business administration degree. The past might destroy their relationship, or their love might change their lives.

MM romance/gay romance. Contains bullying, threats, mild violence, and sexual references.


Saturday, December 05, 2020

''Wish for Tomorrow'' - Australia 2014 -

''Wish for Tomorrow'' - Australia 2014 - I liked the message, romance, and structure of this #GayFilm. It's a well-told story.

New trailer for comedy/drama

Comedy and Drama with a Texas Twist

“Duane Simolke is one of our great American writers just ready to be recognized as such. He has the talent and the imagination and the humanity and the perspective to make each of our lives richer. Bravo!” –Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

“I found this book to be a perfect vacation companion.” –A. Chandler, #1 Amazon.Com reviewer

“I love the numerous small wins of the characters and the unexpected turns of luck.” –Billy O.

“Having spent quite a bit of time in Texas, I could see each character matching someone I know or have met in my time there.” –Noel D

“Amazing and hard to put down.” –Kimmie Sue’s Book Review and More

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Part 9 of story about online bullying and gay love.

 In this short story, gay Latino couple Gavin Hernandez and Peter Montoya want to make a better world for gays and the physically challenged. Now at WattPad: Now That We're Grown Part 9.

Gavin Hernandez and Peter Montoya meet before high school. Gavin admires how Peter never complains about being gay or using a wheelchair. During their senior year, Gavin takes profile pictures of Peter in that chair, but the gesture of good will leads to online bullying and a painful final stretch of school. Best friends slowly drift apart.

After college, they reunite in Dallas as more than friends. Gavin now designs facilities for people with physical challenges. Peter looks for a job to match his business administration degree. The past might destroy their relationship, or their love might change their lives. 


 

Monday, November 09, 2020

#3 in #GaySciFi

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure is currently #3 in Gayscifi Stories at WattPad. Read the first two chapters there.

Capt. Laaron lost the man he loved, but then he met Argen, one of #Taldra's twin gay sons.

Part 8 of Now That We're Grown: A Gay Romance Short Story is also now at WattPad.