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MEET THE AUTHOR: Tonya Holmes Shook

Have you heard about....? Tonya Holmes Shook, who was an inspiration for this OK Writers & Authors blog, and the energy behind the Border Queen Book Festival.

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: