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Texas Book Festival Promises Well-known Faces

21 Oct

TSTC Publishing is gearing up for this weekend’s Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas. We’ve packed up the supplies (from paper fans picturing our latest books to koozies to sweets) and books and are ready to head out bright and early tomorrow morning.

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Miller’s Got His Beat Down Pat

14 Jul

Stephen M. Miller.

Ummm…I wonder, as I pick up the book from the bedside table in my sister’s guestroom.

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Food Expo Quite a Bargain

28 Jun

Bianca Alpaca (left) of San Antonio waits for Author Beth Ziesenis to sign her Upgrade to Free book

Oh, if only the afternoon could have been longer. Quick is the best way to describe TSTC Publishing’s recent visit to the 74th Annual Southwest Foodservice Expo hosted by the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) at the Dallas Convention Center.

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A Kindle Carol: What My Book-Signing Experience Would Have Lacked

2 May

Audrey holding "New Moon," by Stephenie Meyer and waiting in line for a book-signing.

A few years ago during my senior year of high school, my mom gave me permission to skip school to attend a book release with some friends at a Barnes and Noble bookstore 45 minutes across town. We met in the school parking lot at 5 a.m. to carpool and make sure we were in line by six, and then waited six hours for the actual release.

The book? “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer. For those of you who aren’t familiar with who Stephenie Meyer is, I’ll give you a brief rundown.

Stephenie Meyer is responsible (single-handedly, in my opinion) for the sudden outburst of obsessions surrounding werewolves, vampires and the actor Robert Pattinson. Ringing any bells?

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From Start to Finish: First-Time Author Celebrates Success of The RV Centennial Cookbook

18 Mar

What a miraculous idea. Travel across the country in a vehicle reminiscent of a home?  The American people have been doing just that since 1910 in recreation vehicles of all different sizes. The year 2010 marked a century of RVing, and the occasion didn’t go unnoticed. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) dubbed the year the “RV Centennial Celebration,” meant to commemorate the joy people get from RVing.

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Meet the Author Mark Firmin

29 Jun

What is a book? Is it a written work of art? Is it an idea or a story caught in ink—pressed into paper? Is it a compilation of words or a collection of pages?  Mark Firmin, one of the authors of Lust, Violence, Religion: Life in Historic Waco, has a different definition.

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Meet Author Richard Fair

31 Mar

Richard F. Fair, contributor to Lust, Violence, Religion: Life in Historic Waco, grew up in Hewitt, in the Waco area. Fair’s primary interest is in Texas history, developing from an interest in stories his father would tell him about Central Texas during his childhood. His father’s stories are what led Fair to become highly interested in Waco and McLennan County.

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