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Dr. Steve Kern and State Representative Sally Kerns

The Border Queen Book Festival will have an addition next year in our program. We are going to have special guest speakers on Friday evening March 6th prior to the festival on Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Author Dr. Steve Kern and his wife, State Representative House District 84, Sally Kern, will be our guest speakers.

The topics will have interest to both authors and the general public in a Chautauqua type setting at the Asbury Complex in Comanche, OK.
The Friday meeting will be at 6:30, the festival the next day starts at 10 a.m. until 3p.m. This is free to the public.

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



SATURDAY NIGHT COCOA FUDGE is a coming-of-age story of not only a freckled-faced girl of the 1950s in east Tennessee but the maturation of the women of my family. "This book isn’t about a sugar-sweet mother and grandmother, nor is it about an unscrupulous family that crippled me emotionally." Author Gloria Teague notes, " Rather it’s about sweetly flawed women who taught me what I was meant to be and what I was not meant to be. Our neck of the woods was filled with folklore, superstition, and mystical ideas. My grandmother believed and practiced most of these, passing them onto the next generation. My world was populated with strange relatives, quirky neighbors and mysterious bible verses that could stop the flow of blood. Being a member of this bizarre family made life worth living. These people were so fiercely loyal in their love for me, for each other, I felt they deserved to have their story told. " - Gloria Teague
The book is available from Amazon.


MEET THE AUTHOR: Kenneth Shelby Armstrong

This delightful biography brings more than one smile. Setting the tone are statements such as : "I didn't come along until 1927, but my parents chose an auspicious place for my birth. They chose Skedee, Oklahoma." He strings together episodes of life both dramatic, silly, and deeply moving to engage and retain interest. In 1909 his grandfather shot a man in a bar in Kentucky motivating the move into the new state of Oklahoma. From there he follows the "rough roads" of life with vigor, comedy, and emotion. An excellent and interesting addition to any adult, Oklahoma biography, or general biography collection.

Publisher: Rough Roads Press (P.O. BOX 7 , FORT TOWSON, OK 74735 / Kenneth Shelby Armstrong (

ISBN: 978-0-9798327-0-3 Cost: $15.00 (perfect binding) Description: , p. 264Available from: