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Noted author and book festival promoter, Tonya Holmes Shook, reports her book, Anyone Can Be A Wool Spinner, has been a great success since it was first published. It has been a popular title for the author and the distributor, The Woolery. It is a great addition to any library collection.

This book takes you through the whole process of washing, carding, blocking spinning, and plying wool.

Also full of beautiful colored pictures of different breeds of sheep and their wool quality.

It also covers information on choosing and trouble shooting a spinning wheel.

Order from: Amazon



To learn if there are any booths left...or to answer any questions about this event, please contact the following:

Glenna Pace, Festival Chair



Picture this: a man’s head explodes into leaves thrown up and away into a hoary midnight.

That is the cover of the second of a trilogy of novels from author Michael Vance, “Weird Horror Tales: The Feasting”. Like the first novel in the series, this second braided novel of fifteen interrelated horror, SF, and fantasy stories was written in the style and tradition of pulp magazines in the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, and will be released in the fall of 2010.

The cover was done by France’s Christophe Dessaigne, a journalist, scenarist for role playing games, and photographer. Mainly influenced by the science fiction, horror, and fantastic genres, his atmospheric, surreal creations combine digital photography and manipulation in a dark and post-apocalyptic future. Dessaigne’s creations are fantastic surrealist photomontages. His work is desolate, vast and dream-like featuring huge structures and visions. His work has appeared in cover art books, on music CD covers, and in magazines including Advanced Creations and PSD Photoshop.

“I was immediately drawn to his outrĂ© work which I originally found on Flickr, a shared community on-line for images,” said the author. “His dark, subtle visions capture the heart and atmosphere of my own stories which try to capture the something other in an otherwise normal world instead of a slavish use of graphic horror.”

The interior illustrations are by artist Earl Geier, best known for his horror, fantasy and science fiction artwork.

"The response to volume one in this series by the pulp-horror community has been tremendous," commented Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of the series for Airship 27 Productions. "We know there is strong anticipation for this follow up book and I'm here to say Michael's fans will not be disappointed. This is a truly marvelous collection."

“My stories are founded on the premise that there is something larger than our narrow view of reality,” said Vance. “Each interconnected story is set in Light’s End, a creepy little burg of the coast of Maine.” These stories about the fictional town have been favorably compared to the work of H. P. Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury.

Vance has written for national and international magazines, and as a syndicated columnist and cartoonist in over 500 newspapers. His history book, “Forbidden Adventures”, has been called a "benchmark in comics history”.

The publisher of “The Feasting” and “Weird Horror Tales”, Cornerstone Book Publishers also publishes Masonic and esoteric books, selected pulp fiction, art literature, limited children's books, and poetry collections. The braided novel, “Weird Horror Tales, is available on-line, at book stores, and from Cornerstone. For more information about Cornerstone, go to

Airship 27 packages and publishes anthologies and novels in the pulp magazine tradition.

In the past, Airship 27 has released “Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective”, a series of “Captain Hazzard” pulp thrillers, more pulp fiction in “The Green Lama” and “Secret Agent X”. For more information on Airship 27, go to

Molly Lemmons Publishes New Book

Molly Lemmons, well known Oklahoma storyteller and author, has released a new book, "Hold My Hand, My Precious Child".

It is available on Amazon (CLICK ON IMAGE).


SPOTLIGHT: Steven Wedel

An Oklahoma born author whose works of the strange and lyrical have grown to be a new voice on the horizon. Check out his works, appearance and Facebook links at



Lesley Ward, aka L.A. Hamilton, has just recently published book a released through Dog Ear Publishing.

Hannah and Sam Pine, are forced to move when their mother dies. Hannah’s grief for the loss of her mother nearly pushes her into deaths waiting arms, until she becomes enveloped in the life of her handsome savior, Ethan Sun. Hannah fall’s desperately in love with Ethan, whom she deems perfect. It doesn’t take her long to realize that she isn’t too far off of her assumption, once she is exposed to his mysterious world. The stronger her love becomes for Ethan, the more extreme his deadly secrets get. (See more at )

It is a fictional novel that is told from an Oklahoma girls perspective. Says the author:" I have lived in Oklahoma my whole life, thus my heroine in the book was from Oklahoma too :)"

$12.95 / Perfectbound /ISBN: 9781608445813 /248 pages


'STRANGE STATE" Author Interview and Travel Fall 2010

Cullan Hudson, author and freelance graphic artist, was recently interviewed on the blog Autumn Forest about his popular book, Strange State: Mysteries and Legends of Oklahoma. He will also be traveling the state this fall talking about his book and research. He may have some spots open for your location.
He admitted in the interview that he his preparing the sequel, Stranger State, and working on other projects just as fascinating.
His fall appearances include the Boggy Depot Bigfoot Conference where he will join internationally known research Nick Pope as a presenter. Also,

September 18, 2010 - Chisholm Trail Book Festival (Pending); October 9, 2010 - Author Presentation and Book Signing at Enid Public Library; Oct 22-23, 2010 - Boggy Depot Bigfoot Conference. More are pending and will be announced as details solidify.



WOMEN WITH THE GOOD NEWS: The Rhetorical Heritage of Pentecostal Holiness Women Preachers. by Dr. Kristen Dayle Welch

The first book to share interviews with women preachers of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC), Dr. Welch explores rhetoric, gender, and religion in the biographies, autobiographies, and histories that detail what it means to be a Pentecostal woman preacher in Oklahoma. Archival materials provide a picture of Pentecostalism years before Oklahoma became a state in 1907, and a transcribed interview with the former Presiding Bishop of the IPHC, James Leggett, gives a contemporary view of what it means to be Pentecostal in the 21st century. A Christian scholar who grew up in the IPHC, Dr. Welch draws upon the field of rhetoric to use Jim Corder's theory of generative ethos to illuminate the way identity is constructed on individual, collective, and spiritual levels. She shows the role place plays in the development of faith and character in her chapter "We are of this Place: Oklahoma and Ethos." She concludes the book with an honest look at the administrative levels of the IPHC and ends with a note of hope for the future.

AUTHOR:Kristen Dayle Welch (PhD, University of Arizona) is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, USA.
Available: Amazon and CPT Press
Publication Date:Jul 12 2010 ; ISBN/EAN13:0981965199 / 9780981965192
Page Count:136 ; Binding Type:US Trade Paper; Trim Size:6" x 9" ; Language:English ;Color:Black and White ;Related Categories:Religion / History
[The IPHC international offices have been located in Bethany, Oklahoma since the late 1970's. The denomination formed in 1911 in Franklin Springs, Georgia by a merge of the Fire-Baptized Holiness Church and the Pentecostal Holiness Church]