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About Author
Duane Simolke
Duane Simolke
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 10
  • Born: 28 May
  • Member Since: Mar 2017
  • Profile Views: 18,562
  • Followers: 24
  • Writing:

    Literary Fiction LGBT Science Fiction General Nonfiction

I wrote The Acorn Stories, Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure, Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure, Holding Me Together, and New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio. I also edited and co-wrote the spin-off The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer.

Three of my books have received StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Awards, and one received an AllBooks Reviewers Choice Award.

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 1060s).

Writing published in nightFire, Mesquite, Caprock Sun, Midwest Poetry Review, International Journal on World Peace, and many other publications.

The Acorn Gathering News & Reviews

I tweet and retweet about books, movies, etc., often trading follows and retweets with other twitter users.

My name is pronounced "Dwain Smoky."

  • Duane Simolke

Book Views: 2992

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure

Publish Date: Aug 27, 2016

Genre: LGBT

avg rating4.3 - 5 reviews on Amazon

Duane Simolke's Books

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure


Publication Date: Aug 27, 2016


4.3 (5 ratings)

Discussions (11)

Now That We're Grown


Publication Date: Jun 17, 2019


5 (1 ratings)

Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure (Taldra Book 1)


Publication Date: May 26, 2004

Science Fiction

3.6 (16 ratings)

Selected Poems


Publication Date: May 07, 2010


5 (2 ratings)

Stein, Gender, Isolation, and Industrialism: New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio


Publication Date: Jun 29, 1999

General Nonfiction

5 (4 ratings)

Holding Me Together: Essays and Poems (featuring

Holding Me Together: Essays and Poems (featuring "Reactions to Homophobia")


Publication Date: Aug 02, 2005


4.7 (7 ratings)

The Return of Innocence: A Fantasy Adventure


Publication Date: Feb 13, 2014


4 (5 ratings)

Taldra: Science Fiction Adventures: Gay SciFi

Taldra: Science Fiction Adventures: Gay SciFi


Publication Date: May 02, 2017


Duane Simolke Interview

  • On 12, 09 2017

    Duane Simolke interview

    Our pro-author Duane Simolke (Dwain Smoky) have so much to share about himself and his experience throughout life. He loves books, TV shows, and dance & music, and his thought provoking writing always manages to touch hearts and open eyes. He gets inspired by anyone who helps and respects other peoples without any personal benefits. His creation 'The Acorn Stories',... read full interview

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