October is packed full for TSTC Publishing, We started the month with a media tour, inviting local media representatives to ride along with us to sites featured in our forthcoming book Cotton Bales, Goatmen & Witches: Legends from the Heart of Texas.
At the same time, at least half of our staff is making every Friday Fort Day as we travel to forts in the Texas Forts Trail system to gather editorial and promotional information for another of our forthcoming books, Texas Forts Trail, coming out next October. We cannot thank Texas Forts Trail Executive Director Margaret Hoogstra enough for all her help.
While we are busy getting ready for new books, October also signals the annual Texas Book Festival, Oct. 22-23. This is TSTC Publishing’s fourth year to exhibit our wares. This year’s newest additions will be The RV Centennial Cookbook by Evada Cooper, Upgrade to Free: The Best Free & Low-Cost Online Tools & Apps and Cotton Bales, Goatmen & Witches: Legends from the Heart of Texas. Come by and see us at Booth 216 (in the second tent) off Colorado Street between 11th and 12th streets at the State Capitol in Austin.
The Texas Book Festival is free and open to the public. This year’s guests include Paula Deen about her Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible. Deen will be onstage at the Paramount to discuss Bible with Hugh Acheson from 10-10:45a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Also on tap is Alex Prud’homme, great-nephew of Julia Child and author of The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century. He will speak from 3-3:45 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, in the C-SPAN/Book TV tent.
We always have a good time at the Texas Book Festival. Everything is outside, informal. Expect the tents to be packed with people, eager to grab a book.