Monday, October 10, 2016

Short Stories by Texas Authors, Volume 2 ~ ~ Book Showcase Tour!

Volume 2

Short Stories by Texas Authors, Volume 2 is comprised of winning stories
submitted in an annual contest to highlight Texas Authors
while raising money for literacy programs. 

Genre: Short Stories
Date of Publication: October 3, 2016
# of pages: 110

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Texas Authors have once again allowed their creative minds to open up and expand the Universe in which they live with short stories that captures one’s emotions through the everlasting aspect of storytelling.

In this, the second volume of award winning short stories, readers are taken on a personal ride of growth and understanding then through history both factual and fictional as they explore each side of two wars. Then fear grabs hold of readers and shakes them with terror before unleashing giggles and out-right laughs. These are just a few of the emotions readers will experience as they read these 17 short stories from all parts of Texas.

Chosen as a Library Journal SELF-e publication
$2.00 from the sale of every book goes to DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Texas literacy program, which gets books into schools, libraries, and those in need.  Last year, we donated $5,000 worth of books by Texas Authors, Inc., and we are currently on track to donate $10,000 for 2016.

$2.00 from every sale is donated to 
DEAR Texas literacy Programs



"Night pounced hungrily upon the woods, gobbling up all 
remaining glimmers of light the sun had left behind."  
-- from John Sleeps by David Hughes
Hall Ways Review: I just had to take a peek -- just one story -- inside Short Stories by Texas Authors, and I scored! John Sleeps, winning story in the horror category, is super creepy and conjures up thoughts of spooky stories told around the campfire. Hughes makes his words count and does an amazing job of building up dread, doom, and gloom as the main character seeks safety from . . . well, you'll just have to read it to find out.

If this story is any indicator of the caliber of stories and quality of writing in Short Stories by Texas Authors, readers are going to be doing a major happy dance. I can't wait to read more.

click the authors' names for their bios and books!

Story Titles & Winners:
1st Place - The Bluest Eyes in Texas by ElizabethGarcia
2nd Place - Tough Love by Jackie Smith

1st Place - John Sleeps by David Hughes
2nd Place - Cheeseburgers by Teresa Trent

1st Place - Cactus Anne by Lorri Allen
2nd Place - Getting Even by Jackie Smith

1st Place - Bluebonnets for Naomi by Teri Metcalf

Non-Fiction Biography
1st Place - A Diamond in the Rough by Roger SFriedman
2nd Place - Hodge Podge by Teri Metcalf

1st Place - Funny How Things Turn Out by Robert DeLuca

1st Place - Homecoming Queen by ElizabethGarcia

1st Place - A Private War by Mary BryanStafford

1st Place - Todd by Fern Brady

1st Place - Mountain Laurel by Jan Sikes
2nd Place Tie - Dawn of the Angry Guns by Pat Hadock
2nd Place Tie - Gone by Curt Locklear

1st Place - The Last Day by William Harper

1 GRAND PRIZE: $25 Gift Card to Texas Authors Book Store
5 RUNNERS-UP: Copies of Short Stories by Texas Authors!
  October 10 - October 24, 2016
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