Showcase Blog Tour and Giveaway: Short Stories by Texas Authors, Volume 2 #LoneStarLit

October 12, 2016 Blog Tours, Giveaways 1

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


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


Here’s quick review of one of the short stories in this collection, Todd by Fern Brady. This selection won First Prize in the Fiction/Science category. And it was a wild ride for being a short story! Todd takes place in an unspecified “future” time. A time where Big Brother watches every aspect of daily life, and all the fun things have been banned. Todd is on a an illegal quest for some cigarettes. The story had my heart racing while we follow Todd, wondering if he’ll succeed or not. And the very abrupt, but also very clear-cut ending was a stunner. One that works really well as social commentary for both no smoking, and not letting Big Brother take over our lives.



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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