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

Bill Clinton announces special Texas appearance in support of new book

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

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 the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio on June 11 for A Conversation with Bill Clinton, an event that promises to include a wide-ranging discussion about his new book, The President is Missing, and how the story's themes tie into current affairs. The event kicks off at 7:30 pm in the Tobin Center's H-E-B Performance Hall.

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. 

"[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. Part of a multi-stop U.S. tour, Clinton's San Antonio appearance will be his only date in Texas. 

Tickets for A Conversation with Bill Clinton are currently on sale for Tobin Center members and are slated to open to the general public April 6 at 10 am. Ticket prices range from $74.50-$99.50 for general admission; $149.50 for VIP tickets, which include orchestra seating and a copy of the book; and $375 for prime seating, a signed copy of the book, and the opportunity to meet the former president.