OHS materials can be accessed, with many other archival collections, at the Oklahoma History Center. The OHC provides National Archives and Records Administration-level services for researchers in Oklahoma. There are several resources the OHC house that can be found no where else on earth. The Oklahoma Newspaper Project is one of these valuable resources, preserving Oklahoma Newspapers for future generations and researchers.
The King Jack was a staple of the small lead and zinc mining town of Picher, Oklahoma and surrounding areas, during the early years. This newspaper is full of information that can be valuable to researchers of families, mining, geography, anthropology, and many other interests. It covered current and world events of the time, club and church meetings, social events, as well as several aspects of the Tri-State Mining Field events and activities. Also of interest in these newspapers is the inclusion of the Picher Chat Pile, the local school newspaper.
Up to this point, no index for the publication existed in any form. The book is an attempt to unlock the research riches that can be found in the newspaper and aid researchers in easily using that microfilm. As is often the case with early day newspapers, there were no page numbers. This led to an organized system of indexing, not based on printed page numbers. Each King Jack was chronologically microfilmed by edition date, beginning January 16, 1930 and ending with the partial November 13, 1930 edition for the OHS project. Not all newspapers were in pristine condition or even complete, but they were microfilmed, none the less.
Mrs. Cook enjoys being able to make local history and research materials available to researchers, world wide. She has several other projects in the works, including the ongoing Ottawa County Families series. For more information, call 918-542-4148, or go to
"In my mind, I see many colors, bright like a rainbow, shooting about like comets in a night sky.” Take a closer look… What do you see? In My Mind, by Adonya Wong, explores the inner world of an autistic child—the world that no one else can see. From exciting adventures to silly games and conversations with friends, look closely and see how a child with autism sees the world…and how the world sees him. " The author also heads the Tulsa-based nonprofit which she founded, M.O.C.H.A. (Mothers of Color for Holistic Alternatives). Available from Tate Publishing ; 28 pages - $9.99 (paperback), and a portion of the author's proceeds benefit the Tulsa Autism Foundation.
For more, visit http://www.jordandane.com/.
NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM (Apr 08) ; NO ONE LEFT TO TELL (May 08) ; NO ONE LIVES FOREVER (Jun 08)
EVIL WITHOUT A FACE (Feb 09) ; THE WRONG SIDE OF DEAD (Fall 2009)
The publisher submitted a draft copy in October to be considered for the Pulitzer Prize in Verse and it has also been sent to the Oklahoma Center for the Book to be considered for the Oklahoma Book Award.
Being in contention for these awards is a great honor, but, notes the author, this book can help a lot of people; many of the poems in the book already have.
"There is a special poem at the back of the book titled “Ink in the Storm” after which people can read around 20 pages of comments people have left on my poetry site. (I have saved over 200 pages of these.) This comment appears on the back cover, it is from the poem “Trying to Understand the Bombing.” (The poem is in this book.) “a friend of mine here at university of Amman shared with me your poetry i was PLO i was going to be terrorist by stopping me you have saved many i am returning to my people now in desert to allow sand and wind to wash away my shame my friend has shown several all he risk to do so many will never know he met you year ago you saved him he saved me now”
"In 2005, I was 1 of 10 poets chosen to represent the US at a poetry festival that was held in Amman, Jordan. I am amazed and very glad they are still sharing my poetry there." Ed Roberts notes with modesty :"I am just an average person; I work here in Oklahoma City at a call center. Sometimes though, I get to live some extra-ordinary moments".
Author, actor, director, and producer, Bret Jones, who holds a Ph.D., stays busy writing and producing shows for theatre and radio. A published novelist and produced playwright, Bret keeps the fingers flying on the keyboard to create his next work. He has written numerous plays, articles, and books.
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Indian Territory, 1883. Ned Picket, a deputy marshal out of Fort Smith, has learned his wife and daughter has been murdered by a band of outlaws. The trail leads into the panhandle, into the notorious no man's land where outlaws and renegades run wild. A chance encounter with a young woman, Bess Armstrong, whose family has been murdered by these same outlaws is also seeking revenge. After seeing her hatred, and bitterness, he changes his mind and realized that revenge was not the answer. Determined to take these men back to stand trial, he not only has to confront the outlaws, he has to stop her from killing them. Will he stop her cruel intentions? or will he resort to killing these men as he had planned? A chilling and soul searching story in the wild and wooly west of yesterday.
Frank was born in Hobart, Oklahoma, and has lived in Oklahoma all his life. He's an author, actor, and has written several articles for LOST TREASURE & WESTERN AND EASTERN MAGAZINES. He has three grown children, and lives with his wife of 48 years in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.
Ordering Information 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback ISBN: 9781432708016 $9.95
Book Information :Genre:Fiction Publication: Apr 24, 2008 Pages:124
MEDIA RELEASE (For Immediate Release)
Border Queen Book Festival 2009
Oklahoma’s second Border Queen Book Festival (BQBF) will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009, from 10 - 3 PM in the new Asbury Complex at 410 South 2nd Street in Comanche, OK. The City of Comanche expects statewide attendance with added attractions scheduled for 2009, a Chautauqua being one of them on Friday evening, March 6th. We are expecting 50 authors, publishers and illustrators to be in attendance for BQBF 2009. Food will be available again at the Asbury Complex at noon. Free admission offers opportunity to meet authors and purchase autographed books.
To kick off the 2009 festival a Chautauqua type program free of charge to the public on Friday night will co-feature Dr. Steve Kern, pastor of Olivet Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, and his wife, Sally, State Representative of House District 84, at the Asbury Complex from 6:30 – 7:45 PM. Dr. Kern will express his views on the Evolution vs. Creation debate and Sally will speak on Freedom of Expression and Teaching the Controversy in Public Schools, a bill she has authored.
Kern’s book, “No Other Gods - The Biblical Creation Worldview,” written from a compilation of lectures given over a twenty year period, supports his program position and will be for sale that evening as well as at the book festival the next day. Information from science, archeology, history, and scripture are presented as evidence for faith based in Creation.
Added attractions for the second BQBF include a local essay contest for middle school children sponsored by Southern Oklahoma Arts Council with recognition and prize money to be given to winners; an entertaining and award winning percussion band performance is slated; as well as the highly acclaimed guest speakers on Friday night before the book festival.
After the Friday night program Comanche’s own Cowboy Opry on Rodeo Drive will offer live entertainment for a donation fee at 8 p.m. Fat Boys Pizza and Comanche Arts and Antiques across the street will remain open late for business for Comanche’s guests.
Limited BQBF 2009 table space is still available to interested authors. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn, eight miles north of Comanche in Duncan, #580-252-1500. Table reservations and questions can be directed to Tonya Holmes Shook at email@example.com .
Author: Marilyn A. Hudson
Endorsements for “Those Pesky Verses of Paul”:
“In an era where Bible interpreters, commentators, and theologians emphasize the anthropological aspects of the vital contributions of women to Christianity and the New Testament, Mrs. Hudson places the emphasis of exegetical enterprise where it belongs…in the arena of proper and correct Christology.” --- Ken L. Young, Associate Professor of Bible and Theology
“Marilyn Hudson provides more than an eye-catching title; in this work she delivers corrective to misnomers concerning the biblical portrait of women. Her conclusion that Jesus inaugurated an elevation of women to their proper distinction, and that Paul echoed that practice in the Church, desperately needs to be resounded in our day. With her stroke of a pen and sharp grasp of scripture, history and gender differences, this writer compels both men and women to re-examine ancient texts and contemporary interpretations in a quest to arrive at the truth.” ----Dr. Terry Tramel, Professor of New Testament
“Marilyn provides much needed balance in her examination of those “pesky” verses. Finally, a woman looks at the scriptures, sees the truth, and communicates it!” –--- Anna Storm, Renaissance Fire
“For the first time I was able to read a woman’s perspective on these most perplexing of scriptures, Marilyn raises the questions that have puzzled, and disturbed me for years. She brings much needed sense and sensibility to the text. She handles them with a strong spiritual depth that preserves Paul’s place in the canon while bringing some much needed fresh air to the murky, bias layered texts…” ----- Mary Brown, Educator
Oklahoma State University / Wes Watkins Center
Wednesday, November 5 / 4:00 pm
Each tour stop is a 90-minute event where Marcus presents a message that empowers you to enjoy higher satisfaction in life and work. Marcus will teach you how to find true career direction, capitalize on your uniqueness, and create a work life that plays to your strengths. Whether you’re a working professional keeping your career on track, a recent graduate making your mark, or a student building the foundation for lifelong job fulfillment, The Truth About You LIVE is a must see event.
If you are interested in attending your tour stop, please let me know and we’ll have a ticket set aside for you at will call the night of the event. Please respond by noon on Tuesday, November 4. If you are interested in Marcus’ new book, please let me know that as well and we’ll get a review copy out to you right away.
For more information on Marcus, including video and photos, the tour, and The Truth About You, please click here.
The topics will have interest to both authors and the general public in a Chautauqua type setting at the Asbury Complex in Comanche, OK.
Dr. Kern will speak on the Evolution vs. Creation debate. Sally will speak on her Freedom of Expression and Teaching the Controversy in Public Schools bills she has authored.
For more information, contact event planner author Tonya Holmes Shook firstname.lastname@example.org
Publisher: Rough Roads Press (P.O. BOX 7 , FORT TOWSON, OK 74735 / Kenneth Shelby Armstrong (http://www.kennethwrites.com/)
MURDER ABOARD THE CHOCTAW GAMBLER, was released from Five Star/Cengage Publishing in May. "I've been doing speakings and signings since to promote this romantic suspense, the second in a three-book series."
Be sure and catch her at these upcoming book signings:
- Steve's in Tulsa from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 2
- Barnes & Noble on 71st in Tulsa from 11 a.m. to 1 .m. on Saturday August 9
- Hastings in Paris, Texas, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 16
- Barnes & Noble Store at the Stonebriar shopping center in Frisco, Texas, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 23
- Barnes & Noble Store in Norman from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 30
- Borders on the NW Expressway in OKC from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 13.
MURDER ABOARD THE CHOCTAW GAMBLER, 2008;
THE RIBBON MURDERS, 2006;
CHIK-LIT FOR FOXY HENS, 2006;
WEEKEND WIFE, 2005;
COUNTERFEIT COWBOY, 2005;
BODACIOUS, 2002, and
JUSU AND MOTHER EARTH, 2000
Inspired by a true story, this delightfully innovative children’s story was written for seven-year-old Mary Ann, a little Amish girl who had just been diagnosed with cancer. As Mary Ann lay awaiting the first of many chemotherapy treatments, in walked a complete stranger bearing a cuddly bundle of fur named “Faith.” Faith arrived at Mary Ann’s bedside hoping to become her “bestest” friend and traveling company for the long journey ahead. This tender story will guide you through Faith’s creation at Build-A-Bear Workshop and her many adventures on an Amish farm. Written and illustrated by two women from Oklahoma, Melyanna Hewitt and illus by Kelly Brown - this book spearheads a fund raising effort on Mary Ann’s behalf. Your purchase of this book will help pay a portion of Mary Ann’s medical expenses.
There will be a fee of $5.00 per author for the March 2009 event to cover the utility expenses. A limited space requires name reservations. The fee will not be required until the cutoff date: December 2008. off time. 40 aisle tables are the max. We have more than half our limit registered so far. Those that reserve a table must do so by contacting me to put their name on the list. Some authors have decided to double up but it is still the same fee per author.
CONTACT: email@example.com or 580-439-6912.
Tonya Shook, event coordinator noted: "I don't know too many book festivals that offer such opportunity for author and general public, no cost to the public and very little to an author. It was a wonderful success last time but even a better one this next year due to the wonderful plans being put into effect."
Plans are to keep it simple but have lots more publicity! There is even a plan to arrange for a film of the last event to be played on regional television and cable outlets. Although not all plans are finalized, tentatively there is planned a salad bar to make the meal on Saturday delightfully delicious, healthy and vendor friendly.
Contact: PJ Lawton at http://www.freewebs.com/pjlawton/
Publisher: Spirit Life Ministries
Description: Questions of how men and women should relate are a reoccuring problem for modern society, from marriage to the workplace. This highly reviewed work addresses not marriage but about men and women serving together to fulfill the Kingdom mandate to rule. "This book is a must read for anyone holding or aspiring to hold a leadership position within the church of the 21st century..." Carolyn M. Deleon, D.M. Frances Pike taught in public and private schools for 25 years. She has also seved with her husband, Dr. Garnet E. Pike, in equipping ministers throughout their 35 years of full time ministry. Together they lead SpiritLife Ministries International.
Contact: SPL ,3519 NW 41st, OKC, OK 73112 / 405-917-9012
What: Beneath a Buried House Book Launch Party
When: June 13th from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Club 209, 209 N. Boulder, Tulsa, OK
Door Prizes and free food. Come dressed as your favorite mystery character
He will be selling his mystery-THE MARGIN-which can be viewed on his website http://outskirtspress.com/TheMargin.
Publisher: Deadly Niche Press, an imprint of AWOC BooksP.O. Box 2819 Denton, TX 76202AWOC Bookssupport@awoc.com ; Ingram Book Group (Distributor)http://www.ingrambook.com/
Description: pg.; perfect bound; ISBN:
Summary: A Detective Elliot novel, Beneath a Buried House, continues Avey's taunt prose and subtle mood to bring a story that promises to engage any reader. Due out in June 2008.
This is the information I have at present. Hope you can make it. Get your name in to me as soon as possible so we can reserve a place. You are welcome to have 2 to a table if you wish, your choice, but it is $5.00 per entry. It will be a great time meeting people, networking, and selling books! The Schools will be advertising for this event as well as many other places.
Make your name reservation as soon as possible. Blessings, Tonya firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your state representatives and legislators! Wouldn't it be wonderful if school systems and communtiies across the region, and even statewide, would set apart that day and the Saturday of other book festivals, in order to highlight literacy in our state? Help promote a CELEBRATION OF LITERACY in Oklahoma! School children and teachers would be free of other school activities (sports, tests, etc.) on that day and local schools could arrange to accept CEU's for attending the event.
Writing your book is only the first step in publishing.
Plans are already underway to repeat this great event and more sponsors are expressing an interest in what is sure to be a continuing - and great - opportunity for Southwest Oklahoma but regionally. As author Nancy Robinson Masters letter to the Comanche Times reveals it was a hit!
Tonya Holmes Shook was born in Oklahoma and lived in New Mexico and Texas before returning to Oklahoma in 1985. She is author of Displaced Cherokee: Come Home, Come Home, a book documentary that took First Place in the 1986 Open Class Category at the Oklahoma State Fair. The book also was endorsed by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. In addition to writing books, Tonya is an accomplished artist, poet and short story writer. Many of her works have Christian themes. Source: http://www.lzangel.com/AAA/tonya_holmes_shook.htm
ISBN: 1-59998-913-1 Length: 68,395 words Price: 5.50 Genre: Paranormal Romance
available at www.mybookstoreandmore.com and www.samhainpublishing.com.
Bullets won't stop this killer. It'll take a vampire.
In homicide detective Beth Andrews’ eyes, "Mad Jack" is committing the ultimate abuse against women—murder. She’ll stop at nothing to bring him to justice. The sexy criminal psychologist she’s been paired with is a distraction she doesn’t need, but he’s getting under her skin in more ways than one. Sam Jordan knows he is two things Beth doesn’t trust: A shrink, and a man. But Beth needs his help more than she knows, because like the killer they hunt, Sam is a vampire. Revealing himself could destroy her fragile trust--and make her the killer’s next target.
Sara Saint John : Stories of good vs. evil and the healing power of love.
Blood Atonement now available in print @ mybookstoreandmore.com
Trust the Night now available @ mybookstoreandmore.com
An exciting mystery novel rooted in the history of Northwest Oklahoma
Not long after returning from the Korean War, Fred Gray, a third-generation Oklahoma rancher, went to the Harper County courthouse to check land records. In an old journal he discovered a narrative entry and what looked like a map, both dated in the 1890s. Although they interested the rancher, raising a family and making a living pushed his curiosity to the back burner. Little could he know that fifty years later those entries along with stories his grandfather had told him would come together and change his families life forever.
The Margin may be viewed on Wiebener's website http://outskirtspress.com/TheMargin. Just click on the Amazon.com icon to read reviews and to purchase for $13.95 plus s&h . If a reader would like a personalized/autographed copy just contact the author at email@example.com for details
All proceeds from the sale of The Margin the first year it is in publication go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association
The 2008 Oklahoma Writer's Conference, "Fantastic Forty, Writer's Glory!" will be May 1-3, at the Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City.
Registration Form & Details
Keynote speakers / Workshop leaders
WIN? Writers of Inspirational Novels is a Christan Writer's Group that meets at the Jenks Public on the first Saturday of each month at 1pm . Their attractive and informative website includes many helpful resources, including a list of Christian publishers. Visit them online at http://www.win-acfw.com/
Passive Fear This is non-fiction science about my 30 plus years of zoological research studying the passive fear response of wild animals and the relation to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Mostly, it provides insight into what motivates scientists to accomplish research.
Al-the-Gator This is my first children's book about an alligator and his friends in south Texas where I studied alligators for a decade. It has lots of beautiful drawings of alligators, but I was a little disappointed...I wanted them to be published as "scratch and sniff." I have caught over 200 wild alligators, up to 750 pounds and still have all my body parts. The BBC did a TV documentary, A smile for the Crocodile about my research.
Battleground University This is my first Christian novel. My co author teaches at a major university and feared she would get fired if the professors found out she had written an overtly Christian book. I was one of over 100 professors that was denied tenure because of my rejection of evolution. As this book sells, we hope to do a sequel, perhaps a series. We wrote every other chapter and it is a modern version of the classic C. S. Lewis Screwtape Letters.
Norbert Smith aka Doc Gator www.NorbertSmith.com www.GodofCreation.com
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LATE SOONER:
"Jadlow's story is a tale richly deserving a read by those of us now enjoying the opportunities and development of this state." —The Daily Oklahoman (See the review online)
ISBN # 0-937660-32-9 $16.95 Available at AWOCbooks.com, amazon.com, or SallyJadlow.com
She adds, "I will be at the Texas Library Association's conference in Dallas April 16-18, and will appear on a panel at the Oklahoma Library Association conference in Tulsa April 22-23. "
She will be speaking to the Writers' Guild of Texas in June at Richardson, Texas, and to the Mystery Writers of America in July.
Sharon Ervin http://www.sharonervin.com/
Sharon is the author of: MURDER ABOARD THE CHOCTAW GAMBLER - coming in May, 2008; THE RIBBON MURDERS, 2006; CHIK-LIT FOR FOXY HENS, 2006; WEEKEND WIFE, 2005; COUNTERFEIT COWBOY, 2005; BODACIOUS, 2002, and JUSU AND MOTHER EARTH, 2000