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5/15/09

WRITERS WORKSHOP IN TULSA.

Arlene Johnson & Associates Public Relations
406 South Boulder, Suite 454, Tulsa, OK 74103 Phone: 918-493-1994
Contact: Arlene Johnson
ajohnsonpr@cox.net 918/493-1994

Writing Workshop scheduled June 6-7 The Writer’s Way
HAWK Publishing Group, Tulsa, Ok is sponsoring its annual two-day writing workshop, The Writer’s Way, Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Warren Place, 6110 South Yale, Tulsa. It will feature New York Times best-selling authors Steve Berry, Susan Piver and William Bernhardt.
The workshop will provide several opportunities for aspiring writers to learn the craft of writing and the business of publishing and marketing through master classes, individual and panel presentations given by more than a dozen published authors as well as acquiring agents, editors and publicists. Guidance will be provided for research, organizing, writing, editing, publishing and marketing the individual writer’s work in the areas of fiction and creative nonfiction plus there will be specialty workshops on young adult books, journalism, magazine writing, screenplays, and poetry.

Steve Berry, international best-seller of suspense thrillers including The Third Secret, The Templar Legacy and The Alexandria Link will be the keynote speaker. Trained as a lawyer, he has been writing since 1990 and during that time had 85 rejections over five different manuscripts before Ballantine bought his first book. Today almost 7,000,000 copies of his books are in print appearing in 43 countries and 41 languages. He claims to be “the poster child for It can be done.”

Susan Piver, best-selling author of The Hard Questions to Ask Before You Say “I do,” How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart which will be published by Simon & Shuster in January 2010, is the guest of honor. She is frequently featured in the national media as a wellbeing expert and commentator on issues of personal development, relationships and happiness. A graduate of a Buddhist seminary, she has studied and practiced Buddhism for several years and is an instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, teaching workshops on meditation, inner growth and creativity. She will lead the Creative Nonfiction track.

William Bernhardt, founder of Tulsa’s Hawk Publishing Group is author of 29 books, including the internationally popular Ben Kincaid thrillers and his latest book Nemesis :The Final Case of Eliot Ness, based on the famed crime fighter’s pursuit of America’s first serial killer. He will lead the Fiction track with Steve Berry.

Other featured speakers will include New York literary agent James Fitzgerald, a former editor at St. Martin’s Press and Doubleday; Michael Mason contributing editor to Discover Magazine and author of Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath; Liz Berry, executive director for ThrillerFest, the yearly international gathering for thriller writers, Missy Kruse, editor of Tulsa People and author publicist Arlene Johnson. Oklahoma authors speaking at the workshop include Michael Wallis, Andrea Koenig, Mel Odom, Richard Cox, Jeff Martin, Patrick Chalfant, Brandi Barnett, Michael C. Turpen and Dr. Sheldon Russell.

Registration until June 5 is $275. This fee includes the Saturday evening banquet plus Sunday lunch. Banquet only, $50. On-site registration will be $300. For more information or to register on line, go to www.hawkpub.com or call (918) 492-3677.

5/12/09

COWBOY REVELATIONS CHALLENGES



Cowboy Revelations Challenges Church Leaders With Questions That We All Want Answers To.

Stigler, OK, May 8, 2009 - Kelly Palmer is not your typical author. He is just your average cowboy who was led by God one night to write a book he has titled Cowboy Revelations; A Voice Crying in the Wilderness. In it, Palmer challenges church leaders with difficult questions about their teachings, and discusses other sensitive subjects that are bound to either offend or enlighten.

Palmer states, “If a church is doing something the Bible clearly says not to do, why can’t we ask why?” In this book, Palmer does ask why and feels that the answers are long overdue. Palmer asks questions like: Why do you call one another Father, when in Matthew 23:9, Jesus said not to? Palmer challenges not only Catholic churches, but Protestant churches as well, to read and answer the important questions that are in his book.

Cowboy Revelations also addresses issues of homosexuality, illegal aliens, abortion, and failures in the U.S. government concerning religion. In short, Cowboy Revelations covers a wide range of important controversial issues and questions that are not going to go away if ignored.

About the book:
Cowboy Revelations by Kelly Palmer
ISBN: 978-1432712259 Publisher: Outskirts Press Date of publish: March 27, 2009
Pages: 103 S.R.P.: $12.95

About the author:
Kelly Palmer owns and operates a ranch in rural southeastern Oklahoma, where he resides with his wife, Carrie, and his three boys, Logan, Jake, and Augustus. Cowboy Revelations is his first novel.

MEET KRYSTAL RUSSELL

Ada, Oklahoma author announces a delightful new children's work Lucas and His Long Loopy Laces,

"Lucas doesn't tie his shoes. That's why his laces are full of loops! Join Lucas on a long, loopy adventure that shows the power of your imagination. You'll meet his unexpected companions who can't help but get tangled up in his laces as he travels from under the sea to outer space and back home again!" For ages 3 and up. 44 pages, rhyming. 8.5" x 8.5".
Available: Talltail Publishing & Amazon.com
Krystal Russell
Tall Tails Publishing House
tel: 580-559-3561