Nearly every state has a webpage or blog entry with those words. Each one claims they are superior to any of the other states in their ability to produce good writers. Oklahoma has a rich trove of authors who have focused on making the printed page live with their stories, their views, and their commentary. Maybe it is because we just turned 100 and are still feisty. Maybe it is the dreamer and the adventurers in our blood who make not striving to a new frontier an impossibility. It could be the wide open skies and the wind that sings its songs of other places and makes pause to wonder. Perhaps it is the magic in the very land. The secret woods, and silent waters, that spark the ancient flame of creativity in our hearts. Whatever the cause, the result is that Oklahoma has a vast commodity of authors to be celebrated and honored.