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Thursday, July 04, 2024

July is time to read more eBooks!

During July 2024, find my books and many more for a promotional price at @Smashwords as part of their Annual Summer/Winter Sale! https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/promos/ https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/duanesimolke #SWSale2024 #Smashwords

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

N. N. Light’s Book Heaven presents Duane Simolke #authorspotlight

N. N. Light’s Book Heaven presents Duane Simolke #authorspotlight #sciencefiction #shortstories #fiction #mustread Read this author spotlight at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven about my fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. It covers a lot of my writing journey. #BookThreads

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Readers' Favorite: Short Story Collection

“Duane Simolke presents an enthralling collection of slice-of-life stories set in a fictional Texas town.” —Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite. Read the review on Bookstagram/Instagram.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Indie Books

The Return of Innocence: A Fantasy Adventure.

🐲🧙‍♂️🦸‍♀️⚔️Though born into a noble maternal lineage, Sasha grows up in exile. The teen girl goes home and becomes a legend. Free on Kindle Unlimited.


Use the coupon code BNPTAS50 at Barnes & Noble to get half off The Acorn Stories eBook through my birthday (May 28, 2024). “A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” -Kirkus Reviews.


KoboPlus users can read most of my eBooks at no extra cost with their membership. A First Nation family gathers allies to protect the Earth of an alternate reality in the #SciFi duology Taldra.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

MILES FROM NOWHERE | LGBTQ DARK COMEDY FEATURE FILM

Miles From Nowhere is a funny and enjoyable #GayMovie, despite the serious subject matter and conflicts. #GayFilm #LGBTQ

The director, Jono Mitchell, is on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonothonmitchell/

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Taldra Part of Bookish Event

Taldra: Science Fiction Adventures is part of a Kobo Plus Bookish Event at N. N. Light's Book Heaven. Some of my other books are also available through Kobo Plus.

A First Nation family will gather allies to protect the Earth of an alternate reality in these scifi adventures for Star Trek fans.

Saturday, March 09, 2024

A New Interview at Tweetables.Com

Jane at Tweetables.Com reviewed my Texas fiction collection The Acorn Stories and interviewed me about my writing. In a follow-up interview for the 2nd anniversary of Tweetables, I talk about my scifi novels and the importance of book blogs. https://www.tweetables.com/2024/03/revisiting-duane-simolke.html

How Priscilla, Queen of the Desert changed the world | Between A Frock & A Hard Place

From the video description: "This is the story of how a low-budget Australian film – The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – changed the course of history, loudly and proudly bringing a celebration of gay culture to the world that continues to resonate 20 years on. Narrated by Terence Stamp, Between a Frock and a Hard Place is also a social history of gay culture in Australia, drawing on footage from the famous movie as well as Sydney in the 80s. A time when the AIDS epidemic had taken hold, this time provided inspiration to director Stephan Elliott, who wanted to tell a story about the world of gay people, celebrating in the face of sadness and fear with flamboyant defiance. Includes interviews with the film’s key players – director Stephan Elliott, actors Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving, and the creative team, as well as drag artists and members of the gay community."

Sunday, February 25, 2024

New Updates on SciFi Sons of Taldra

We thought the aliens wouldn’t find us. We thought we could trust the Maintainers. We were wrong.

“A major voice not only in American literature but also in the LGBTQ genre. Highly recommended.” –Author Grady Harp

“A gripping science fiction novel.” –Scribble’s Worth

“Truly unique and amazing!” —Author Shay Mills

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

“Overall, this book was a quick fun read for anyone who enjoys sci-fi and adventure books. The plot was compelling and the characters were engaging.” –Fiction Flock

“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.” —N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

“I recommend this book to science fiction readers and those who like complex storylines.” —Review Tales

New! Sons of Taldra Free with Kobo Plus

New! YouTube & TikTok Space Twins

New! Space Twins Artwork by Kurokoneko Kamen

A New Way to Read Some of My Books.

Kobo Plus users can now read Taldra and some of my other eBooks at no extra charge.

Monday, February 05, 2024

The Latent Image Quick Movie Review

I saw Alexander Birrell's gay thriller The Latent Image on Tubi. It’s a creepy intersection of danger, desire, love, fear, and creativity. Maybe someone with such an active imagination shouldn’t isolate himself in the woods while writing scary stories, but we get an unpredictable film with a lot of meta touches.

Saturday, February 03, 2024

YouTube & TikTok Space Twins

@duanesimolke Argen (short hair) and Telius (long hair) in #Marvel or #Manga style character artwork by @kurokonekokamen based on #SciFi #sonsoftaldra#sff#SciFiArt ♬ original sound - BookTok and SciFi Geek 🌈

View on YouTube.

Argen (short hair) and Telius (long hair) in #Marvel or #Manga style character artwork by @kurokonekokamen based on #SciFi #sonsoftaldra. #sff #SciFiArt

Space Twins Artwork

Argen (short hair) and Telius (long hair) in #Marvel or #Manga style character artwork by Kurokoneko Kamen, based on #SciFi #SonsOfTaldra. #SciFiArt