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Bill Clinton announces special Austin appearance in support of new mystery thriller

Bill Clinton announces Austin appearance in support of new thriller

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The former president will make an appearance in Alamo City this summer. Photo by Mark Lennihan

Editor's note: Since this story was originally published, former President Bill Clinton has scheduled an Austin date in addition to his previously announced appearance in San Antonio. This story has been updated to reflect the news.

For the first time in history, a president collaborated with a novelist on a work of fiction — and Texans will be among the first to hear about it.

Former President Bill Clinton will be heading to Bass Concert Hall on June 10 for A Conversation with Bill Clinton, an event that promises to include a wide-ranging discussion about his new book, The President is Missingand how the story's themes tie into current affairs. The event kicks off at 7:30 pm.

Clinton will also be appearing at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio on June 11. "[Clinton will] offer candid insights into the process and research behind the novel, as well as the timely and alarming issues it raises about our world today," teases the Tobin Center in a release. 

Clinton and best-selling novelist James Patterson recently co-authored the fictional thriller in which the U.S. president goes, um, missing. According to the book's publisher, the story has "details only a president could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver." The President is Missing goes on sale June 4. 

Tickets for A Conversation with Bill Clinton at Bass Concert Hall go on sale beginning April 27 at 10 am. Ticket prices begin at $49.50 for general admission, and $499.50 for VIP tickets.