Thursday, October 14, 2010


This weekend, October 17th and 18th, is the Texas Book Festival at the State Capital in Austin, Cinco Puntos Press will be celebrating our usual theme: Book Publishing Independence. We'll be at Booth Number 311. Publishers Johnny Byrd and Bobby Byrd will be the hosts at our booth. Come by and visit, check out our new books, remember the back list and talk the talk and buy some books. Remember, we’re “the publishing house La Llorona built,” so as always we’ll be giving out a free bumper sticker with every purchase: HONK IF YOU’VE SEEN LA LLORONA.

As always, Cinco Puntos Press will be sending our representatives to the State Capital.

Saturday, 12pm, Capitol Extension Room E2.014. Johnny Byrd and Bobby Byrd will be discussing their anthology LONE STAR NOIR which they edited for Akashic Books (Brooklyn). It’s always fun to collaborate with a colleague in this world of independent publishing. They will be joined by contributors Tim Tingle and Sarah Cortez.

Saturday, 12:30pm, Capital Extension Room E2.016. Tom Miller will be on the panel “110 In the Shade -- Writing About the Southwest.” He says he’ll be shamelessly flogging REVENGE OF  THE SAGUARO: Offbeat Travels Through America's Southwest.

Sunday, 1:00pm. Children’s Chapter Read Me A Story Tent. Tim Tingle will be telling the story from his new book SALTYPIE: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light, Saltypie is a Native American’s story of moving to Texas. The trouble it brought. Tim says if there's no trouble, there's no story. So there you go. Cynthia Leitich Smith has praised it as an important children's book about growing up Native American. And if you're there on Sunday, ask Tim to conclude with his famous singing of “Amazing Grace” in his native Choctaw.

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