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7/26/11

NEW BOOK ADDRESSES NEEDS OF ADULT CAREGIVERS


We are Invisible by author Molly Rogers Lemmons is a book for its time. It is a book for anyone who has ever been a caregiver. As an experienced caregiver who cared for her parents for over ten years she notes, "I learned a lot of what to do and not to do as our loved ones age. I thought maybe other caregivers could learn from what I experienced and maybe save themselves a lot of sorrow."  Available from Amazon. 

Molly Lemmons is author of Kind of Heart, Pure as the Driven Snow, and Seize the Flashbacks!

OKLAHOMA WRITER UNCOVERS A MYSTERY


DAN BROWN COULDN’T SOLVE THIS MYSTERY!  Trust Me the Untold Story of Mary Magdalene uncovers an ancient murder – one that affected not only the family and people close to it – but maybe all of mankind. You will find the author’s conclusions captivating. Never has a biblical exploration yielded such amazing conclusions.




Anne Urne made a simple decision to read the Bible and that quickly turned into a devotion and mission to learn which lasted decades. She sought answers to mysteries and found apocryphal books and ancient manuscripts that provided delightful synchronicities and powerful revelations that she shares in her books.

Available on Amazon and from the publisher. 

 Website:        http://www.media3.cc/Trust_me.htm
Email:             au444@cox.net

MODERN TAKE ON THE LAND RUN

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Mark Graham, a native of Choctaw, Oklahoma, and currently living in North Carolina has penned a modern take on a chapter of Oklahoma history.

The story of this modern day Land Run twists and turns through events of fate, and no one in Willow Springs will be left untouched by this battle.
Developer Rusty Watson is determined to acquire, by any means necessary, a plot of land owned by an elderly man in the Willow Springs, Oklahoma, community. Driven by greed and personal torment, Rusty is hell-bent on retaliation against the one he believes took his son. But his adversary has different ideas.
Elijah Montgomery is the grandson of a former slave to the Creek Indian Nation. He resides in the local nursing home, though he still owns the house and land his grandfather was once slave to. Rusty and his cohorts believe Elijah’s tie to the land is simply sentimental. They hope he can, therefore, be bought with a price, but Elijah’s dreams show him something that no one else knows.
The story of this modern day Land Run twists and turns through events of fate, and everyone, including Elijah, will find that these events, like the extreme weather of their region, are driven by forces beyond their control. No one in Willow Springs will be left untouched by this battle. The unexpected conclusion to this contest of wills shows to all that this battle is not theirs to fight.
Available on Amazon

CHISHOLM TRAIL BOOK FESTIVAL HAS NEW WEBSITE

The event is Sept. 17, 2011 in Duncan, Oklahoma.  Be sure to drop by and visit with the authors, buy some books, get your photo with one of the creative folks and enjoy the event!

7/23/11

OKLAHOMA PUBLISHER ANNOUNCES CHANGE


Tate Publishing continues to experience unprecedented growth and success, and I am grateful to each of our fine authors for their role in that achievement.

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     I am excited to inform you of some significant changes in our publishing house.  First, we are pleased to announce an updated corporate logo as well as our improved company website.  Click on the link below to experience a state-of-the-art web experience and take a moment and look up your book on the improved online bookstore. 

     We continue to receive tens of thousands of unsolicited submissions and inquiries each year and are still only considering a single-digit percentage for publishing. Our goal, however, is to work with a solid group of professional authors, such as yourself, and we have dramatically increased our focus on solicited manuscripts. As a part of the select group of Tate authorswe believe you will have a better understanding of the kind of author and work we seek to consider.  If there is an author you would like for us to consider, please email me his or her contact information,and I will get in touch with the author upon your professional recommendation.
 


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800+ events scheduled per month http://www.tatepublishing.com/calendar.php

AUTHOR TO PRESENT IN STILLWATER

Davis Farris will do a presentation at the Stillwater Public Library on August 4 at 7 p.m.  

His newest book, Oklahoma Outlaws, Spooky Stories, and All Around Folklore, expands on his earlier books, Mysterious Oklahoma and its sequel.

 Read more here.

7/15/11

8TH GRADER ANTHOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS OKLAHOMA


The Chisholm Trail Book Festival has focused on literacy and in 2009 involved local schools and students in the event through essay and creative writing contests. As a result, an anthology was produced and is now available online at Amazon.


It was edited by talented Oklahoma author Tonya Holmes Shook and features the work of Stephenson County, Oklahoma eight-grade students.  It features stories of cowboys, cooks, wranglers, and a trail boss.

Tonya Shook was the motivator for the original 'Border Queen Book Festival' in Comanche, OK which morphed into the 'Chisholm Trail Book Festival' now located in Duncan, Oklahoma.

The next CTBF is September 17, 2011 at the Duncan Convention Center.

7/13/11

CALLING ALL ILLUSTRATORS, GROUPS, PUBLISHERS, AND AUTHORS

OK Writers is the place to list news about your new publications, authors signings, book talks, interviews, and awards.

Illustrators, graphic artists, and book publishers can send their web-pages to be linked.

Book or author event promoters, writers groups, and book clubs can send news, photos, webpages, etc.

"OK Writers" is geared to promoting news of Oklahoma authors and publishers.  Outside of Oklahoma authors are welcome to submit to "Author Junction."   

Authors geared toward paranormal and horror can feel free to also submit news to "The Paranormal Librarian" and those who specialize in work for children should visit "Child Sized Stories"  where they can submit learning activities, coloring sheet information, and contests to go along with your books, as well as book signing opportunities.

Authors looking for reviews should consider submitting to 'REVIEW IT' - no guarantees, just an honest read by people who know books and apply professional standards.

CHISHOLM TRAIL BOOK FESTIVAL

Some author spaces still available, report planners:


Just a reminder that we still have places for the 2011 Chisholm Trail Book Festival.  For those of you that have sent your registration in, we appreciate it.  We wanted to let you know about some of the things going on that weekend. 

Duncan will be hosting "Western Fall Fest" September 16th -18th.  Come and enjoy all the following events:

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center's (CTHC) annual  Western Spirit Celebration is a 2 1/2 day celebration of the Chisholm Trail and the cowboy way of life.  Events include chuck wagons, a horse pulling contest, cow-paddy bingo, a longhorn cattle drive, Dutch oven and cowboy coffee demonstrations, western art, cowboy poetry, and a western swing dance.  These events are free for everyone.  They will be hosting us for our Friday evening meal.  Authors will eat free and guests will pay $10.  CTHC will be setting up a special place for us to sit together.  We will be having a meal cooked by the chuck wagon participants and we'll have music and dancing under the stars. 

Duncan AMBUCS  presents its 4th Annual "Wine 'N on the Chisholm Trail" featuring Oklahoma wineries, food, vendors and entertainment.  It will begin Friday, September 16th at 5:00 and go to 9 pm. Then Saturday from noon to 7:00 pm at CTHC.  You must be 21 or older to taste the wine.

Stitching Memories Quilt Guild will be presenting its first Holiday Festival and Sew-cial.  There will be demonstrations and a quilt auction at CTHC.  They will have quilted and other items for sale, a quilt raffle, food from their cookbook and much more at the Stephens County Fairgrounds at 2002 S 13th St. in Duncan.

On the evening of September 17th Chisholm Trail Arts Council will present Asleep at the Wheel in concert at the Simmons Center.  The famed western-swing, boogie, and roots-music outfit has been around for nearly 40 years, turning out an incredible 25+ albums.  Join the fun-   $20 for 18 and over or $10 for 17 and younger. 

The third annual Chisholm Trail Book Festival is gearing up to have a wonderful turnout on Sept. 17.  We are partnering with all of the groups above for advertising and publicity and expect a large crowd. 

If you would like to stay in Duncan, the Hampton Inn is offering a discount for participants of Western Fall Fest.  

Contact Glenna Pace, Chisholm Trail Book Festival, AGapace@aol.com for information, registration forms, etc.

7/11/11

SCI-FI and HORROR EVENT IN TULSA

Still a few vendor tables left for authors in these genres...

Sci fi Horror weekend October 14,15 and 16 2011.

 Guests this year Sid Haig-Capt Spaulding from House of a 1000 corpses,Matthew Waterhouse-Adric from Dr Who , John Franklin- Issac from Children of the Corn, Courtney Gains-Malachi from Children of the Corn, Cory J Udler- Director of Incest death squad and Mediatrix, a special Oklahoma Premiere of Mediatrix written by Paula Duerksen staring Kaylee Williams and Shannon Lark, Brain Eating contest, Scream Queen contest and the first ever Pajama Party Massacre dance dress in your PJ's or come as your favorite Slasher and party, Movie Room, Photo Ops and more. 

Tickets on sale now and vendor space still available for more info go to http://scifihorrorweekend.​com/

7/10/11

GRAPHIC NOVEL BY OKLAHOMAN TEACHES INFORMATION SKILLS

McPherson College's Miller Library (Kansas) has exploded on the web with a novel approach to information and library skills.  The lure?  A graphic novel titled LIBRARY OF THE LIVING DEAD (.pdf) has become a phenomena as it has the library resources providing the tools to survive a zombie apocalypse.  Written by library director,  Matt Upson and colored by Oklahoma resident, Dustin Evans the graphic work is novel and that is no pun!

7/6/11

Tulsa Woman Publishes First Book

MOMMY AND ME DOGGIE WASH by Tenisha Edwards is a fun story, inspired by true events, and is about a young boy and his love for dogs and the doggie wash business he started with his mother. Chock full of fun life lessons about responsibility and kindness, it is a heartwarming tale sure to entertain. Be sure and watch the TV News interview below.   A perfect addition to the summer reading list, birthday gift,  or for vacation reading.