First Lady Laura Bush in front of Texas Book Festival poster

Author client Kaplan to be featured at Texas Book Festival

First Lady Laura Bush in front of Texas Book Festival posterOur author client Brett Ashley Kaplan has been selected as a featured author for this year’s Texas Book Festival, a pretty big deal for a first-time novelist, for her book Rare Stuff.

We were the PR firm for the Festival for five years, one of many literary organizations we’ve worked with, including the Texas Library Association, the largest of its kind in the country. Brenda Thompson was named a city council appointee to the Library Commission in the years that Austin’s incredible new library was being planned.

We were engaged by the Westlake Hills library to manage the media around the opening of the first library in the nation to be named for First Lady Laura Bush. A few years later we got to have an event at the Bush’s home in Dallas to announce the roster for that year’s Texas Book Festival. The former First Lady was a founder of TBF and later of the National Book Festival, held in Washington D.C.

Kaplan’s debut novel, just published August 1, has been well-received by readers, reviewers, and book clubs across the nation. Rare Stuff takes readers on a mysterious journey through a series of interlocking clues, with an intriguing search for a missing person moving through real and magically real universes in New York, Chicago, and glass houses under the sea constructed by Yiddish-speaking whales desperate to save our endangered planet. You can find Rare Stuff wherever books are sold, or, if you can, come to the Texas Book Festival Nov. 4 and 5 and hear from Brett and nearly 300 other incredible authors in person!