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Voices of Oklahoma has just released an interview with Dr. N. Scott Momaday, National Medal of Arts recipient, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Oklahoma Centennial Poet Laureate, recorded on December 21, 2010. In his own words, Dr. Momaday discusses how his Native American heritage has influenced his writing, gaining him international acclaim (

Voices of Oklahoma, directed by John Erling, is dedicated to the preservation of the oral history of Oklahoma. Voices and stories of famous Oklahomans and ordinary citizens are captured forever in their own words. Visit our website to access all available interviews.

Voices of Oklahoma ( they are also on Facebook)



Developed from an intriguing monograph which excited interest among law enforcement and amateur sleuths alike, WHEN DEATH RODE THE RAILS questions if a serial killer may have worked the rail systems of early day Oklahoma. Her ongoing research has uncovered some very interesting additional finds and some possible out of state links to similar deaths. The manuscript explores early railroad history and chronicles intriguing deaths reported from 1900-1920 along Oklahoma rail roads. Along the way, other fascinating historical details emerge including a series of multi-state ax welding killings where the assailant also used the rails.

A Whorl Books, 'Haunted By History' series title.

About the Author

Marilyn A. Hudson is the Director of Library Services at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma. Prior, she served as public services librarian for the Metropolitan Library System and as a library media specialist for Norman Public Schools. Listed in the 1997 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, she was the 2002 recipient of the OLA Outstanding New Librarian Award, and member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, Golden Key, and Phi Kappa Phi. Her general research interests are in history, especially social, religious, and church history; women’s studies; mythology, folklore and storytelling. 

Hudson was lead writer and editor of the book, One Night Club and A Mule Barn: The First 60 Years of Southwestern Christian University and has also authored, Those Pesky Verses of Paul: Examining Women in the New Testament, The Bones of Summer: A Collection of Chilling Tales, Tales of Hell's Half Acre, Elephant Hips are Expensive, and others. She received a B.A. in History and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma.  She currently working on a novel with a co-author.
188 pgs., softbound.


I am getting requests from people about book festivals planned for 2011-2013.   Please submit if you have plans for a book festival or author/book focused event in the Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, or New Mexico areas open to authors.

2011 -
Sept. 17 - Duncan,Oklahoma, Chisholm Trail Book Festival (See story elsewhere on blog) . July 1 is the deadline to register.


Author To Attend "Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival", June 4, Seminole

Catch author Marilyn A. Hudson, with copies of her chilling story collection, THE BONES OF SUMMER at Seminole State College and the Annual Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival this Saturday, June 4the. She will be sharing a story with other great storytellers at 4 p.m. and have copies of her book for sale. Come for the festival and purchase a book autographed by the author!


Saturday, June 4 · 1:00am - 3:00am    at the The Bookseller ( 614 W Main St, Ardmore, OK 73401-4724 Phone +1 (580) 223-8642 )

Peter G. Pierce, author of "Baseball in the Cross Timbers" has two new books out about baseball teams in Ardmore.

The first, Territorians to Boomers: Professional Baseball in Ardmore 1904-1926 tells the story from the time the Territorians took the field as a semi-pro club in 1904 to July, 12, 1926 when the Boomers moved on to greener pastures in the Ozarks. The Second, Indians, Cardinals and Rosebuds: Professional Baseball in Ardmore 1947-1961 covers the decade of membership in the Sooner State League and the short 1961 season of the Texas League Rosebuds who, like the Territorians, took shelter in Ardmore following flight from their home town.

Pierce is an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma where he was honored by being named the Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2005 and the Journal-Record’s Innovator of the Year in 2007 for his course for graduating seniors “Life After OU – A Survival Guide”. He also teaches a junior level course on the history of baseball. He holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University. When he isn’t teaching, Pierce divides his time among Norman, Ardmore and New Orleans. His hobbies include minor league baseball research, golf and travel. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has two children and three grandchildren.

Two New Books Take A Look At The Other Side of Oklahoma History

Oklahoma author Marilyn A. Hudson, announces the publication of two new books that explore some of the history that did not make it into the history books!  "These are two fun titles," noted Hudson, " I found some really interesting stories and one thing led to another."

TALES OF HELL'S HALF ACRE, is 100 pgs., softbound, and looks at some true stories from the period when the thriving center of OKC life was an area known as "Hell's Half Acre."  Roughly located in the area of the current Cox Convention Center and the Myriad Gardens it was a wild and wooly place filled with some fascinating characters and activities before and after statehood.

WHEN DEATH RODE THE RAILS is 180 pgs., softbound, and follows the trail of some strange and true deaths along Oklahoma railroads between 1900 and 1920 and asks, "Did a serial killer stalk early Oklahoma?"  Along the way some interesting facts about Oklahoma railroads and some insights into life 'in the good ole' days.'

Both titles will be available on Amazon June 20, 2011.  For other works, or to read about forthcoming titles, visit Whorl Books.