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Lone Star Lit LIGHT: Retro Lee, Kids’ Summer Reads continues, bloggers gone fishin’ — and more! 07.15.2023

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Retro Interview with Lyla Lee

Originally featured June, 2020

Dallas author Lyla Lee talks representation, the whirlwind, and the Midwest of South Korea.


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2023 Kids’ Summer Reads

Join us this week on a voyage of discovery with our sensational Kids’ Summer Reads YOUNG ADULT selections.

Browse these or any of the fifty fiction and nonfiction books for young readers (and those young-at-heart). Check back often as new books are added through the end of July.

Want your book added or to gift an author with a listing? Contact us at for details about our pay-what-you-can pricing.

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BOOKISH TEXAS July 15-23, 2023

The only weekly, statewide calendar of Texas book events. SERIOUSLY.

We’re sharing over 130 events, special events, and exhibitions (plus story times) this week, like we do every week, just fer grins.

Please help keep us and LSLL readers in the loop by sending forthcoming events to us at:


Blog Tours gone fishin


No Tours This Week

Our blogger team is catching its collective breath this week, so while the team’s gone fishin’, visit the tour pages to peruse completed tours. We’ll be back in action with our next blog tour starting July 25, 2023.

If you are a Texas author, or you have a book with a Texas connection, learn more about our book blog tours and let us help spread the word. We’re now booking tours for late fall and winter of 2023 and February and later in 2024.

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July arrives with an explosion of summer reads.
Texas authors light up your TBR lists with tantalizing titles to tickle your funny bone, tempt your wanderlust, and treat you to sweet romance. Whether you are reading with the grandkids or enjoying some me-time on the beach, Lone Star Lit has the reads you need. READ MORE

Texas Books Preview

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COMING JULY 29, 2023

The August 2023 Texas Books Preview

Have a Texas-connected title publishing in August, 2023? Be sure to let us know by EOB Monday, July 24, 2023 so we can include your book. Email

Listings are always free, but you can Boost your title to get even more coverage for as little as $10. LEARN MORE

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The Twig Book Shop’s NEW July roundup

Bookish News about the Texas literary scene

Bookish Humor created exclusively for Lone Star Lit by Chris Manno.

— Our Writers’ Groups , Texas Bookstores, and Book Clubs in Texas pages list hundreds of writers’ groups, writers’ organizations, booksellers, and book clubs hyperlinked to their websites, and conveniently listed by city. You’re welcome! (Your group or bookstore missing? Email us at and we’ll get your group added.)

We’re on Goodreads, where you can check out our READ and TO-READ shelves.
Lone Star’s Proof & Polish Shop is taking submissions.
We’re booking 2023 Lone Star Book Blog Tours & Blitzes for select OCTOBER dates and later.

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