Rising Times Books

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The Austintacious Quartet: 1968 Austin, Texas. Ostentatious but gracious.

 by l.k. siga and barbara light lacy

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19th and University

A Tale of 1968 Austin
Book I of The Austintacious Quartet.

Five Baby Boomers from different backgrounds come together, move into an old house and form a rock band. A story of love and music during the birth of a counterculture. A time of optimism and experimentation. 19th and University is a glimpse of a generation coming of age, a Rising Time.

For anyone who lived through the Sixties, 19th and University will make you smile to remember. For everyone who wants to experience the Sixties, 19th and University will take you there. Sample Read

Available in Print, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo reader formats.

And now available from iBooks for your iPad or iPhone.


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19th and University Eats!

Enjoy the meals eaten in the house at 19th and University along with other recipes from the Sixties in 19th and University Eats!

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Rebel Yell!

June, July and August of 1968
Book II of The Austintacious Quartet.

In the summer of 1968, two went west, two flew south, and one got lost in the nest. Austin to Terlingua, Cozumel, Cuba, and the Gold Coast, the Crown of the Continent to Strawberry Hill, the Hill on the Moon to the Chicago Riots. Sample Read

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Maya Karma

Journeys of Personal Discovery
Book III of The Austintacious Quartet.

Life is change. When their mentors urge them to "Use your imagination, advise yourself and watch where you're going," in the mere two weeks before the fall semester classes start at the University of Texas in 1968, the lives of the 19th and University kids are changed profoundly and forever. Natasha dives as deep as you can go in Maya mythology, Taj begins his adventures in connectivity, Michael A. shoots lightning through the sky, and Jack and Jen find that the sum is greater than the whole. Taking trips to Barcelona, Lisbon, Geneva, Cozumel and the Sea of Cortez -- plus throwing in the acquisition of a Swiss bank account and you won't believe what else will up the ante in anyone's world.  Sample Read

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Crowded House, Fall Semester, 1968
Book IV of The Austintacious Quartet


Barbara Light Lacy with l.k. siga


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It's Not About Love

1972. The sexual revolution in full swing in the aftermath of the Summer of Love along with evolving women's rights. The Supreme Court overturns the ban of abortions in all states with their decision in Roe v. Wade. The end of the Viet Nam War. Tempe, Arizona. A suburb of Phoenix, yet still rural enough that cars often had to stop as herds of sheep ambled across the road. The home of Arizona State University where in 1972 an overwhelming majority of the students were male. A town with a lot of jobs and a lot of bars, a robust music scene, and a mix of intellectuals, artists, cowboys and outlaws. Mix in Gina and Joni. Two "forever friends" who stepped into the beauty and the rawness of 1972 Tempe, forging their own path into new adventures.

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It's Not About Love Sound Track

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I heard that Gwen Stefani says that her songs are her diaries. That's probably true for my songs, but do I want to put that out there?

Maybe so. I hear a line, I write it down. I see the music, I write the song. That's really how they happen.

Why this grouping of songs? Like the book of the same name, "It's Not About Love."

It's about loving and wanting and liking and having, all in the context of the freedom that gets compromised when you fall in love with someone.

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It's All About Hearts

It's All About Hearts

Love's just something that takes hold of your heart...for good, for bad, for better, for worse, for fun, for sorrow. Every love leaves a mark, whether it be a hole in your heart, a big bruise, or a burning desire. Each of these songs is a bandage to fill the hole, the assuage the bruise, or to celebrate the desire of the loves in my life. Never stop loving and you'll never stop living.

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The Music in Her Head

The Music in Her Head

Life events that sparked songs. From a chance encounter waiting for trains traveling in opposite directions, to a lifetime of friendship - now memorialized.

Listen to the stories within the songs, then read more in "It's Not About Love - Joni's Journal."

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