Duane Simolke wrote The Acorn Stories, Degranon, Holding Me Together, Sons of Taldra, and New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio. He also co-wrote The Return of Innocence and The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer. Three of his books received StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Awards, and one received an AllBooks Reviewers Choice Award. His writing appeared in nightFire, Mesquite, Caprock Sun, Midwest Poetry Review, International Journal on World Peace, and many other publications. Education: Belmont University (B.A., ‘89, Nashville, TN), Hardin-Simmons University (M.A., ‘91, Abilene, TX), and Texas Tech University (Ph.D., ‘96, Lubbock, TX), all with a major in English.
A trailer for The Acorn Stories will begin appearing on television soon, starting with the following morning programs in Texas and California, January 4-8, 2021. El Paso Watch on FOX 14 / El Paso. ABC 7 Daybreak / Amarillo. News Channel 6 This Morning / Wichita Falls / Lawton. News Channel 3 in the Morning / Palm Springs. From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, The Acorn Stories transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.
I love books, movies, and TV shows, especially with gay and/or scifi elements. I also love rock and dance music, 1970s-the present (and some 1960s). Find those interests at my Twitter account, where I usually follow back. My writing reflects diversity.