Lone Star Book Blog Tours
Tabatha Pope,
Blog Tour Coordinator














Librarian Tabatha Pope of Houston is a fifth-generation Texan and self-described promoter, wife, mommy, music lover, book nerd, and closet Goth. When her nose isn't in a book, or she's not chasing her kids around, you’ll find her working on her own writing.


She loves romance, suspense, supernatural/paranormal, zombies, faeries, history, and baseball, and is in serious need of an intervention for her genealogy addiction. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and YARWA.


Find Tabatha online:


The Librarian on Authors on the Air


All For Love of the Word


Tabatha "The Librarian" Pope +TabathaPope

TWITTER   @hot_librarian

EMAIL  librarylady625@gmail.com

About Book Blog Tours

Despite the wealth of opportunities for audiences to meet authors
around Texas any day of the week (witness the dozens of readings and signings in our weekly Bookish

Texas list), it’s not always possible for authors to participate in bookstore appearances as often as they’d like, to connect with their readers and fans.


Enter the Book Blog Tour. A fast-and-furious schedule of author Q&As with readers and interviewers, guest posts, reviews, and promotions, the blog tour gives authors a chance to let readers know what’s new, and followers a chance to interact with them. Beginning this month, Lone Star Book Blog Tours will take the show on the digital road with novelists, historians, naturalists, biographers, young adult authors, and more, helping introduce book lovers to new titles and new ideas.

Connecting Texas books and writers with those who most want to discover them

Lone Star Literary Classified ads

Advertise today in the only statewide publication that carries news, reviews, interviews, and events every week throughout one of the largest media markets in the nation.


Lone Star Literary Life’s website, www.lonestarliterary.com, reaches a statewide monthly cumulative audience of 25,000 authors, writers, poets, playwrights, readers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, and the entire Texas literary community. We reach another 25,000 monthly in our audience footprint with social media and email blasts, for a combined monthly impact of 50,000 Texans.


For $25 a month (50 words, 25 cents per additional word, 1 hotlink), you can advertise:

  • Services, such as editing and proofreading
  • Contests
  • Calls for entries
  • Publishers seeking manuscripts
  • Residencies
  • Retreats
  • Rentals
  • Webinars


Email us here with your ad copy, and upon approval we’ll invoice you via PayPal. All classified ads are prepaid. We accept PayPal, credit cards, and debit cards. Upon receipt of payment, your ad will begin the following Sunday and run for one month.


Include your 100x100-pixel logo for an additional $50 per ad.


Employment ads

We will run industry-related listings for Texas jobs FREE, including positions with Texas publishers, Texas booksellers, and Texas libraries.


Out-of-state positions: $25 for 50 words; 25 cents per each additional word.


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5.7.17  We are looking for a top notch Cafe Manager to lead our Barnes & Noble Café at our Stonebriar Mall store in Frisco ! We offer competitive salaries with the best healthcare benefits. Please go to bn.com/careers or indeed.com to apply today!


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Retreats and rentals

4.23.17  Private studio casita guesthouse in downtown Santa Fe, for short or longer term rental, equipped with Wi-Fi, printer, washer/dryer, plus more. Finish a project, or begin something new. Enclosed coyote-fenced patio—secluded yet near museums, restaurants, and the natural beauty of NM. Proprietor is a writer who knows what is needed for a perfect retreat. Website: www.marshapincus.com. Email: mrpincus@comcast.net


Calls for submissions


6.3.18  The 2018 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize

A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a poem of up to 65 lines. Carrie Fountain will judge. Revenue generated will be donated to cancer research. Details: www.kallistogaiapress.org


6.3.18  The 2018 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize

A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a short story up to 4,200 words. Antonio Ruiz-Camacho will judge. Revenue generated will be donated to Parkinson’s research. Details: www.kallistogaiapress.org



2.11.18  Panther City Review, an annually published print journal, is seeking creative non-fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, short stories, short plays/screenplays, as well as cover art, for the 2018 issue centered on the theme of “Wisdom.” The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 29, 2018, by 11:59pm. For guidelines, please visit www.panthercityreview.com.


11.26.17  The Texas Poetry Calendar 2019 seeks submissions of poems about the culture(s), geography or  iconography of Texas. Submissions open December 1st  2017-  February 20th 2018. We pay contributors for the work we publish. See www.kallistogaiapress.org for guidelines.


8.20.17  Kallisto Gaia Press seeks submissions for Volume 2 of The Ocotillo Review. Send us your best Short Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, and Poetry. We pay authors for the work we publish. Submit here; click here for guidelines and info.






7.9.17  PEN Texas invites all writers in the Southwestern states to participate in the 2017 contest for excellence in writing in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, and Literary Translation. The winner in each category will receive a $500 prize, co-sponsored by PEN Center USA and PEN Texas.


The contest is open to full (regular) members of PEN Center USA and PEN America living in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. It is also open to Associate Members of PEN Texas. Entries must be books published between May 15, 2015 and August 1, 2017. Self-published books are eligible. Translations must be into English.


Entries must be received no later than September 1, 2017.

  • Author’s name
  • Title of the book being entered
  • Genre of the title being entered (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and literary translation)
  • (3) Finally, mail three copies of each title to:
  • Joe Milazzo, 2639 Sharpview Land, Dallas, TX 75228


Books will not be returned. For acknowledgment of receipt, please enclose an email address. Please do not send fourth class book rate unless ample time for delivery is assured.


Winners will be announced in late January of 2018.


4.23.17   2017 MEYERSON Prize for Fiction. $1,000 plus publication. Open to writers how have not published a book of fiction. Deadline: May 1. Entry fee: $25 per story. Mail entries to: Meterson Fiction Prize, Southwest Review, P. O Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275-0374, or enter online at www.smu.edu/southwestreview.


4.23.17   DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE WRITING, University of Texas, El Paso, Pellicer-Frost Poetry Prize. $2,500 for a poet living in any US State bordering Mexico. Submit up to 25-40 pages of poems, No entry fee. Final judge: Rigoberto González. For more information contact Daniel Chacón at danchacon@utep.edu. Or check out our webpage: http://academics.utep.edu/


Editorial services


K .CO Marketing + Innovation. Publicity, Marketing and Digital Strategy Agency • Advancing the Arts, Empowering Creatives • Personalized coaching, digital marketing and strategic PR and media planning for authors, publishers, bookstores and literary events. Based in Dallas, available for clients nationwide. Visit  www.khattakstudios.com, or e-mail info@khattakstudios.com.


5.21.17  AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS as an editor, I know exactly what publishers look for in a book and I help my clients develop their work with this unique perspective in mind. I specialize in: manuscript development, revisions, book proposal writing, and consulting. Find more details at www.nickirichesin.com. Contact: nicki@nickirichesin.com.


5.7.17  BOOK EDITING—Specializing in full edit and polish. Editing award-winning books in nonfiction, dramatic nonfiction, and fiction. Copyediting, line editing, content editing. Gain clarity and improved readability. Avoid confusion and mistakes. Add impact. Call for quick response and free sample edit. Toll-free: (866) 502-0414. E-mail:mary@rkedit.com. Visit: www.rkedit.com.


5.7.17  MANUSCRIPT CONSULTANT for poets. Reasonable fees to arrange orphan poems into a publishable sequence, turnaround time 3 weeks. Former clients include Pamela Porter, Ulrike Narwani, and Barb Pelman, who recently received contracts from Ronsdale Press, in British Columbia. Contact Russell Thorburn, NEA Fellow, poet laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. E-mail: thorburn.russell@gmail.com.


5.7.17  ADEPT EDITOR, experienced in multiple genres, prizewinning author of poetry and literary fiction, is looking to assist you. Respectful. Thorough. Together, we can raise your novel, poetry manuscript, short story, memoir, query, or application letter to the next level. Free initial consultation. E-mail: dmgordon@comcast.net. Website: www.dmgordoneditorial.com.


5.7.17  MALONE-EDITED BOOKS sell to traditional publishers. Turning manuscripts into traditionally published books, and developing writers into successful authors. Malone Editorial Services,www.maloneeditorial.com. E-mail maloneeditorial@hotmail.com. Website: www.susanmarymalone.com.


5.7.17  AUTHOR, AUTHOR! Professional editor, literary midwife, award-winning author (Bantam, Avon, Scholastic, Berkley/Ace, others) offers extensive critiques, tutorials, revisions, support. Upgrade your writing skills; solve problems with plot, character development, pacing. Specialties include literary and mainstream fiction, mystery/thriller, juvenile/YA, general nonfiction, psychology, spirituality. Carol Gaskin. Phone: (941) 377-7640. E-mail: carol@editorialalchemy.com. Website: www.editorialalchemy.com.


5.7.17  WORDSTATION When you don’t need an editor, just a good secretary and professional proofreader—grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency corrections. Friendly service since 1989. Manuscripts prepared from typewriter, handwritten, audiotape. Any subject. Medical terminology specialty. Free brochure. Will type sample pages of your manuscript for free. Visa/MC/Amex. Phone: (800) 538-8206. E-mail: wordstation@comcast.net.


4.23.17   Line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for your fiction or nonfiction title. Price quoted per job. Quality guaranteed; will edit sample chapter on spec. Email Classified@LoneStarLiterary.com with code LSLL0153.



5.7.17  TWELVE POINT COLLECTIVE was made out of a desire to promote great undiscovered writing. With Twelve Point Collective, there exists a platform for anyone to start a writer’s portfolio. Everyone has a story to tell and they’d like to read yours. Submit today and you can be a writer that gets discovered. Let them empower you to pursue an audience. https://twelvepointcollective.com.


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