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Lone Star Lit News: The Old Lady, The Ways of Water, Christmas mysteries — and more! 12.23.2023

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LONE STAR INDIE REVIEW

THE OLD LADY AND THE KID by Sonja Klein

From the review:

“Sonja Klein delivers well-crafted essays rich with wit and hard-earned opinions on life, love, heartache, loss, and traveling the world at ages when many people fear leaving home.”

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LONE STAR INDIE REVIEW

THE WAYS OF WATER by Teresa H. Janssen

From the review:

Author Teresa Janssen’s novel, The Ways of Water, could be used for a masterclass.

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TEXAS READS

Mystery

Texas author Anita Dickason shares three intriguing new Christmas mysteries from Texas authors.

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TEXAS TALKS

with Margie Seaman

Texas A&M University Press’s Christine Brown interviews Texas Author Margie Seaman about her novel, Someday Belongs to Us, and more.

WATCH HERE

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2023

Featuring FABULOUS Texas-connected titles!

Whether you need last-minute gift ideas, ways to spend your holiday cash, or just want to spoil yourself, our Holiday Gift Guide can help! From fantastical fiction, to nostalgic nonfiction, or beautiful books for young readers — we’ve got ’em. Peruse the wide selection and click to visit our sponsor pages because books are great for all ages.

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LONE STAR BOOK BLOG TOURS

ON HIATUS UNTIL FEBRUARY, 2024

In 2023, Lone Star Book Blog Tours featured over fifty books and reached more than 100,000 visitors every month with author interviews, book reviews, giveaways, promotions, guest posts, book trailers, and more. Visit the TOUR PAGE to see the books featured this year.

The blogger team is officially on tour break until February, 2024, but many of our bloggers will be beta reading and writing à la carte reviews until then.

Interested in our blogger team services? We’re currently taking submissions for January 2024 à la carte reviews and beta reads, booking select February 2024 dates for book blitzes, and booking blog tours starting March 2024. LEARN MORE

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BOOKISH TEXAS

December 23-December 31, 2023

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

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

PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK WITH EVENTS HOSTS FOR POSSIBLE HOLIDAY WEEK SCHEDULE CHANGES.

Please help keep us and LSLL readers in the loop by sending forthcoming events to us at: Events@LoneStarLiterary.comPLAN YOUR WEEK

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In Case You Missed It

DECEMBER TEXAS BOOKS PREVIEW

The December Texas Books Preview holds the key to your holiday bookish adventures. Escape into worlds filled with mysteries, mythical creatures, and memoirs. Expand your mind with quality nonfiction or rousing romance. Enjoy a new gem with the little ones in your life. Whatever your plans, Lone Star Lit has the book to help you find calm within the chaos. READ ON!

WATCH FOR THE JANUARY, 2024, TEXAS BOOKS PREVIEW ON DECEMBER 30, 2023!

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ALSO ON OUR WEBSITE

If you haven’t already done it, then CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE, for subscriber-only content and to never miss a bookish-Texas thing.

Bookish News about the Texas literary scene including our semi-regular Texas Author Awards Roundup.

The Twig Book Shop’s December Roundup roundup

Video Spotlights of the latest book trailers, including Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada’s Porter and Midge: Paws and Playtime.

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

ALWAYS ON OUR WEBSITE
— Our Writers’ and Storytellers’ GroupsTexas 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 Info@LoneStarLiterary.com and we’ll get your group added.)

DID YOU KNOW
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 a la carte reviews and beta reads starting in January 2024, Lone Star Book Blog Tours book blitzes starting February 2024, and full book blog tours for March 2024 dates and later.

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