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12/24/08

Best Wishes to All Writers and Readers


Happiest wishes of this holiday season, all the best of its dreams and joys, and may the new year bring many happy sales and many satisfied readers.

12/15/08

MEET THE AUTHOR: FREDREA G. COOK


Index to 1930 King Jack Newspaper, Picher, Oklahoma by Fredrea Gregath Cook, 2008.
Another valuable genealogy resource has been produced, making history more assessable. Local family historian and Publisher, Fredrea Gregath Cook, has finished her latest project in conjunction with the Oklahoma Historical Society. Her newest research tool, the Index to the 1930 King Jack Newspaper, Picher, Oklahoma, was made possible by a close working relationship with the OHS.

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
http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/ontheroad.html for a list of where this publisher will be visiting in the coming year.

12/7/08

AUTHOR SPINS ARTICLE


Author, and Border Queen Book Festival planner, Tonya Shook annouces that she has an article published in the Dec./Jan. magazine, APPALACHIAN COUNTRY. The article is on wool spinning. Congratulations Tonya!

12/4/08

MEET THE AUTHOR: Adonya Wong


In My Mind...The World through the Eyes of Autism by Adonya Wong
"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.

12/3/08

Meet the Author: Jordan Dane


Avon/Harpercollins launched Jordan Dane’s debut suspense novels in a back to back publishing event in Spring 2008 after the 3-book series sold in auction. Ripped from the headlines, Jordan's gritty plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense pacing to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag—romantic suspense that “crosses over into plain thriller country”. Pursuing publication since 2003, this national best selling author received awards in 33 national writing competitions, including Best Book of 2008 by Publishers Weekly in Mass-Market for her debut novel. Formerly an energy sales manager in the oil and gas industry, she now is following her passion to write full time. Jordan and her husband share their residence with two cats of highborn lineage and the sweet memory of an impossible to forget canine.

For more, visit
http://www.jordandane.com/.

Current Titles:
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)

12/1/08

MEET THE AUTHOR: John McAllister

SEVEN-FOLD LIGHT.
John F. McAllister has produced a book that looks at seven "foundational truths" for readers pressing on toward Christian maturity. Contents include: First things first!; Fifty Reasons for Speaking in Tongues; The First and the Last: First Principles - Foundational Truths; As He Is - So Are We; Paul's Apostleship - A Pattern; Present Truth. An ordained minister, McAlister has a Masters in Divinity from Western Seminary in Portland, OR. He currently lives in Yukon, Ok.
Description: 110 pgs.; perfect bound; ISBN: 978-1593524142
Christian Services Network, http://csnbooks.com/ $19.95
He will be at a book signing at the Yukon Public Library this week (Dec. 4, 2008).