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Author Sheldon Stout announces: "I'm taking over my hometown of Medford, OK Tomorrow, Friday July 30 with a book signing at the Medford Public Library at 10am - 12:30pm. If you are in the area I'd love to see you out there. Books will be $10 each or 3 for $25"

Stout is a nontraditional poet/songwriter/spoken word artist/wanna be guitarist/mad man/jack of all trades.

He published his first collection of poetry, Pop, Punk or Pulp Poetry? in April 2008 and the second collection, Call It What You Will, in April 2009.

Both books are available now at and hopefully soon at a store near you.



CaptionWrite, L.L.C., based in Oklahoma City. We provide Remote Realtime Online Captioning, Transcription, and Interpreter Services for the Deaf/Hearing-Impaired/Hard-of-Hearing, is looking for Deaf/Hearing-Impaired and/or Blind Writers/Authors in Oklahoma. I would appreciate any talents outside of Oklahoma, as well. We would like to have writers and authors as guests for future events (book signings, workshops, etc.) to increase awareness within our community. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Contact Eric N. Kimberlin, CaptionWrite, L.L.C., Oklahoma City, OK . Email: Web:


"In Her Own Words" Celebrates Faith, Love and Family

In Her Own Words: The Life and Inspirational Poems of Velma Dora Terry (1915-1999). Velma Terry; compiled and edited by Marilyn A. Hudson. Whorl Books via CreateSpace.

A child of the windy wheat plains of central Kansas, Velma Dora Terry, lived a simple life of no great renown, yet she possessed a poet's vision and a prophet's faith. Velma lived in simple homes in Kansas, rude houses in the Ozarks, and small homes on the frosty Nebraska hills. She gave birth to ten children over thirty years and lost three as infants. She fell, she stumbled, and in every time reached out to the God of her faith and tried to point others in that saving way. Velma's work originally appeared in several small collections, sold throughout southwestern Missouri and printed in newspapers in the region. Now, for the firstime, a majority of her work is being presented in its chronological order, along with a biographical and faith sketch of this woman who, in her poems, continues to speak In Her Own Words.


"What a grace gift from the Lord that He made us such creatures of innovative communication! He certainly bestowed this trait upon Velma Dora Cochren Terry. "In Her Own Words" is the treasured reflections and responses from this pioneer woman of 20th century Kansas. Through her poetic pen readers can resonate with her passion as she composed the nuances of this life, and contemplated the one to come. "-- Dr. Terry Tramel, Southwestern Christian University, Bethany, Oklahoma.
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