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Tonya Trimble and her publisher, Tell Me Press, announce her new book for kids called Curiosity With a Capital S. The book released in hardcover on Aug. 1 and will be out in soft cover on Oct. 1.  

She's doing a few area events over the next few days. Tomorrow in Oklahoma City she's doing a book signing luncheon with retired teachers. On Wednesday, she's doing a book signing with retired Oklahoma City School Administration personnel. And then on Thursday, she's going to Tulsa for a book signing at Monte Cassino School in the morning (she graduated from High School there) and then one at Marquette Catholic School later that day (she taught elementary grades there).
Catch her at one of these events or order her book via the link above.


Oklahoma Author Launches Steampunk Series

Enid, Oklahoma's own Brian Young continues his launch into the steam punk genre with the release of news about the expanded Silent War series.  A dramatic and intriguing story line is inventively woven through the first book  De Civitate Sanguino: The City of the Bloodthirsty.  It is set for release on March 1st by Damnation Books.  Others, will soon follow.  It is sure to be a favorite series of not only Oklahoma Steam Punk followers but any who love Gothic, Vampire, Adventure, and Historical fiction. Young holds degrees in history from Northwestern University and University of Wales, Lampeter.  


Eastern Oklahoma Author Fest

Mara Webb announces the 3rd Annual EO AuthorFest. It will be held in Tahlequah, OK on October 8th at the Cherokee County Community Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact, or call Mara (918)316-0576. "We would like to invite all authors to register, "said Mara," and come to Tahlequah! "



Every author needs a good photographer, every book a great photo, and every PR person some good shots to help sell that author, book or event.  

Photographers are then an important element and integral part of the creative business.  

Here is a great photographer to add to your list 

Author Jodi Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Writer

'Coming home' to Oklahoma, bestseller author, Jodi Thomas was on hand for workshops, autographs and a smile at The Chisholm Trail Book Festival on Sept. 17, 2011 in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Author Marilyn A. Hudson with friends

Hudson, who is author of The Bones of Summer, When Death Rode the Rails, Those Pesky Verses of Paul, and co-author of the fiction book, The Mound.  She can be reached at or viewed at Whorl Books.

Author Brenda Salladay

Brenda Salladay is  author of the winsome work, Jungle Friends.  She can be reached at or Facebook.
Jungle Friends


Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Duncan, Oklahoma the Chisholm Trail Book festival kicked off as local and regional authors converged to meet readers, sell books, and meet other word smiths.

Along the way the festival encouraged student reading and writing through essay contests, encouraged volunteerism through student helpers to help authors load and unload books, generally assist, and help carry off the many tasks of a successful event. Community groups and sponsors made the event possible through monetary, promotional, volunteer, and time donations.



Author Stephen B. Bagley

Author of the book Floozy and Other Stories.  He can be reached at or viewed at his website, Harbor Street.

Author Meridith Smith

 Author of Where Are Going, Smitty Baby? Meridith Smith.  She also won an award for her table decor at the Chisholm Trail Book Festival (9/17/11).

Author Nancy Rowland

Tranquility reigned at the table of the author of Never the Same Again.  A delightful array of butterflies carried the theme of transformation.  Visit her at

Author Anne Urne

Very well assisted  author Anne Urne displayed her Spiritual Trilogy and Trust Me books .  Read a previous entry on her works.  Find her books here.

Author Nicci Sefton

Author Nicci Sefton shared in a mini-book club session about her books in the Deadly Sins series.  This is a series on vampires. An exciting young writer who has a growing following.  She can be reached at or viewed at

Author James Wilhite

Col. James Wilhite (USAR, Ret.) is author of the book, WE ANSWERED THE CALL

Scenes from the Chisholm Trail Book Festival




  • Books
  • Business cards
  • Flyers of other books, ordering info, upcoming news/events, author visits, etc.
  • Change
  • Receipt book
  • Pens
  • Sweater or Jacket (Just in case)
  • Breath mints 
  • Candy or freebies (optional but nice)
  • Comfortable shoes 
  • Optionals - prizes, giveaways, etc.
  • Pick up business cards for later ordering
  • Grab a flyer to share with others
  • Bring a camera and have your picture taken with the author
  • Money to buy a book
  • Get an autograph!
  • Tell your friends!
  • Send the author an email or letter - they love to hear from readers



Authors, Cullan Hudson and Marilyn A. Hudson, will present a program at the Enid and Garfield County Public Library on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Hear about the research and writing process, dramatic readings of selected portions of their new work, The Mound: A Novel, hear a spine tingling tale from Oklahoma history from Marilyn, who is also a professional storyteller who specializes in shivery offerings as "The Ghost Teller."

Cullan Hudson is a freelance graphic artist and author of the popular work,Strange State: Mysteries and Legends of Oklahoma. This almost encyclopedic look at the strange side of Oklahoma history has been called "the book on the subject." Marilyn A. Hudson is author of a collection of chilling tales The Bones of Summer and a historic monograph, When Death Rode the Rails: Strange Deaths Along Oklahoma Rails, 1900-1920.

There will also be opportunity to get autographs and photos with the authors. All books are available on Amazon.