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Saturday, August 28, 2021

More Taldra News! #BookTok!

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Taldra: Two Science Fiction Adventures at Barnes & Noble. 8/23-10/01/21: half off the Barnes & Noble Nook edition eBook of Taldra at with coupon code BNPTALDRA50. It won’t work on the Smashwords edition, but you can go to the Smashwords site to save on that edition.

Taldra: Two Science Fiction Adventures at Amazon.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

SciFi News

Taldra: Science Fiction Adventures is now available in two new paperback editions, featuring a new cover.

The Taldra novels focus on gay relationships, people of color, and powerful women.

In an alternate reality, Earth is Valchondria. The one-world government consists of Leader, the Supreme Science Council, and a police force called “the Maintainers.”

Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure introduces the Iroquois scientist Taldra. One of her twin gay sons becomes trapped on the other side of a time portal while the other loses himself to the religious cult Degranon. Can they find their way back to each other before the Degrans destroy Valchondria?

In Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure, alien shapeshifters and the secrets of the Maintainers threaten humanity. Taldra’s twin sons and their boyfriends rally to her side, along with a lesbian Maintainer. First published in 2016 as an eBook, Sons of Taldra now appears in this collection with a revised edition of Degranon.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Twentieth Anniversary Edition of SciFi Adventure

I've released a revised, twentieth anniversary edition edition of Degranon for 2021. Nook and Smashwords. “The 20th anniversary edition doesn’t shy away from message while delivering on a fast-moving and satisfying plot.” –Stars and Staffs

Monday, July 05, 2021

Interview at The Literary Juggernaut

The Literary Juggernaut interviewed me for an article about my writing, which they've posted at their site 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, June 23, 2021

Free Twitter Promotion with BookClubPro

The site BookClubPro offers free book promotion on Twitter, using a form where the author fills in a tweet, an alternate tweet, and possibly some banners. Besides an easy start-up, it's also easy to replace the tweets, so the posts don't have to repeat without variation. Some of the writers also retweet each other.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Free or Discounted eBooks at eBookLingo

The site eBookLingo helps readers find free or discounted eBooks while helping authors promote their work. The main page includes featured authors, new releases, and more. Readers and writers can also sign up for a free account. It's easy to use and frequently updated. Their Twitter account also promotes the listed books. Find more reader and writer resources via the labels at the end of this post.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

BookTok Summer Reading


I’m really enjoying this one! #bookishya #booktoker #bookworm #bookstack

♬ Checkmate - Conan Gray

A newlywed struggles with mental health and job insecurity, but finds joy in her artwork and marriage.

A teacher faces bigotry in the small town he grew to love.

Swimming laps in a pool makes a young man reflect on his odd encounters.

Faustian legend receives a satirical update.

Those situations just hint at what readers can find in this collection of West Texas tales, set at the end of the twentieth century.

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

“Each of Simolke’s stories lets us look into the lives of some of the most interesting characters I have ever read about.” –Amos Lassen, Literary Pride

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Indie Story Geek

Readers and reviewers can learn about Sons of Taldra and other indie books at Indie Story Geek. From the site:

"Indie Story Geek is a place to highlight amazing indie books, whether they are self-published, web serials, or published by small presses. Since the reader experience can be so subjective, we’ve broken down the reading experience into eight different criteria using Kriti Khare’s system from Armed With a Book. Anyone can submit a story for review. When reviewers submit their review, they can optionally include a link back to their full review on their own blog."