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12/22/11

MUST HAVE FOR OKLAHOMA BIO SECTIONS

Anyone growing up in Oklahoma in the 1970-1980's was sure to know the character of "Count Gregore".     Finally, a biography of this entertaining individual, and his alter ego, John Ferguson, is now available.

Author Tom Fowler has brought this larger than life legend to the page.  Learn more about the professional actor behind the legend as well as  the evolving history of this classic and much loved television personality.

"Count Gregore -- Oklahoma Legend: The John Ferguson Story details the life of Oklahoma's beloved Count Gregore from his early boyhood days in Clinton, Indiana until the present time."   

To order, go here to order from the author or here from Amazon.

12/17/11

FULL CIRCLE BOOKSTORE EVENT: INDIE INK

A third Saturday of the month event bringing local authors and local readers together in a locally owned bookstore.

INDIE INK AUTHOR: MICHELLE HOBBS




As the world turns increasingly to thoughts disaster, worldwide calamity and of time itself ending in 2012, author Michelle Hobbs points the way to facing such calamity with hope and certainty born of faith. The Seals Long Been Broken is published by Tate, ask for it at your local bookstore or library.






INDIE INK AUTHORS: JEN FISHER and AMY BRYAN

What happens when two best friends get creative? Well, if one is a kindergarten teacher and one an illustrator the result is a delightful book filled with fun and even some learning. Be sure and watch for the hidden surprise on each page! Published by Tate - ask for it at your library or bookstore.

INDIE INK AUTHOR: ROY SECOY

Author of  Cowboy Psalms

INDIE INK AUTHOR: ANN M. JAYNE (and the Inspiration)

Kory's Jungle author with her son, and the reason the book was written. Through creatively sharing stories to get a tired son to sleep, an imaginary adventure began.  Published by Tate; ask for it at your local bookstore or library.

INDIE INK AUTHOR: NANCY MCCLURE

INDIE INK AUTHOR: MICHAEL STEVEN

Dr. Michael Steven is author of Cherry Lane.:The Power of Abuse; Sex, Love and God; and the Path to Healing (A Woman's Story).   A powerful book with life changing potential.

INDIE INK AUTHOR: RACHEL SINCLAIR

Author and speaker Rachel Sinclair  and her book, Above Average for God: Living Worthy of the Call.  Published by Tate; ask for it at your local bookstore and library.

INDIE INK AUTHOR: JUDSON TROOP

  The Gatekeeper: Day of the Dinosaurs.  What could be better than a book with time travel, dinosaurs and adventure?  Sure to please young readers and leave them begging for more.

INDIE INK AUTHOR: MARILYN A. HUDSON

Full Circle Books Store event, INDIE INK, and  Marilyn A. Hudson, co-author of the new suspense novel, The Mound.

FULL CIRCLE BOOKSTORE'S INDIE INK

Dec. 17, 2011, in Oklahoma City's 50 Penn Place, the local and independent Full Circle Bookstore hosted 'INDIE INK'. Local authors were on hand to sign copies of their books.

MARK CALENDARS FOR 2012 OWFI CONFERENCE

May 3-5, 2012
Embassy Suites Hotel1815 S. Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Keynote speaker will be the critically acclaimed author Steven James has published over thirty books spanning the genres of psychological thrillers, prayer collections, dramas, monologues, a nine book series on creative storytelling, YA fantasy, and inspirational non-fiction.   OWFI is a multi-genre writers’ organization with more than 600 members from Oklahoma, the surrounding states, and around the world.


12/15/11

Lighten Up! Meet Larry Lambert

Larry Lambert is a writer who lives in Oklahoma City. "My writing genre is a little unusual. I write comedy."   

He is busy at work with cartoons for websites as well as being a contributing  writer to 2 nationally syndicated cartoon strips, Dennis the Menace and Dustin (which won the Reuben as best cartoon strip.)    

"I also wrote a comic strip for the Oklahoman for a couple of years called the "Top 3."

You can see samples of his work at his website, www.okcfunnies.com.





Read an article on him here

12/8/11

Meet Jake Bannerman

Oklahoma's horror landscape widens to include author Jake Bannerman, author of the  Pitchfork Diaries, Vol 1, released in September of 2011 and Family of Dog:  The Harvest  released December 2011.   Readers are calling his work "unexpected and brilliant", gritty and real, and very intense.  Definitely not for the young or the faint of heart!   They are available - if you feel up to the challenge -  on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Smashwords, iBooks etc.  
Contact him for interviews, personal appearances,  and book signings at
http://familyofdog.blogspot.com or on his  Facebook J.S.Bannerman page,   jakebannerman@gmail.com    or the The Goat Franchise,  718 SW 51st, OKC, OK 73109.

12/4/11

'ANNA'S SONG'- Bolerjack and Jones

ANNA EBBESSEN grew up in a soddie on a farm her father homesteaded after the Cherokee Strip land-run in 1893. At barely seventeen, her mother insists that she leave home to seek a better life. Anna feels guilty about leaving her mother with her abusive, drunken father but decides to stay with her uncle until she can determine what to do. When given the opportunity to work as a hired girl for the Muellers, she accepts even though she is homesick and must move a great distance from her family. The Muellers’ modern farm has many conveniences and their lifestyle is vastly different from what Anna has experienced. In their home for the first time she hears the Bible read, she learns about salvation and what a happy family should be. While living there she meets JOHN DAVIS, an “entirely satisfactory” man, only to learn that her mother has been put in a mental hospital, and she is expected to return home as her father’s caregiver. She is faced with a choice, accept her responsibility and face her father’s abuse and hostility, or stay and have a chance to fulfill her dreams.

About the Authors:  Areline Bolerjack grew up in Alva, Oklahoma, near her grandparents’ homestead where this story took place. She graduated from the Cadet Nurse Corps and is a retired Register Nurse. For nearly 15 years she wrote a column for two newspapers under the byline, Something Special. In 1982 she published her first cookbook which was revised and reprinted. Anna's Song is her first novel. Her home is in Blackwell, OK. Barbara Wright Jones is an award winning and published author of a biography, several articles, and short stories. She also has written a book of finger puppet plays and curriculum books for Spanish language teachers. She is a retired teacher and she and her husband, Kenneth, live in Meeker, OK.

Available via Amazon

12/3/11

MAKE PLANS NOW FOR 2012 BOOK FESTIVALS

Chisholm Trail Book Festival
Duncan, Ok - September
Authors and readers combine to mutual benefit in book festivals. Here is a link to some planned for the coming year.  Great idea for a reading vacation.

SUPPORT LOCAL INDIE COMIC LAUNCH

Local Edmond, Oklahoma graphic author -creator  KARA BARRETT has a dream to ditch the 9 to 5 and do what she loves full time.  You can help!  She is seeking funding support for her project, "The End Is Nigh: Issue #1".


It's a girl-meets-apocalypse story filled with demon hordes, quippy banter and more than a few bumpy twists and turns. The End Is Totally Nigh is a comic series that centers around a girl who discovers she suddenly has an unusual ability - the power to exorcise demons. It won't be long before she discovers her demon knack is not quite what it seems.

Issue #1 brings us right into the action with epic battles, demon baddies and a big apocalyptic prophecy. Fun for the entire family, right?

Your generous contribution will pay for professional penciling and inking and beautiful color, cover art.

ALL contributions, large or small, are very much appreciated. Pledge as little as $5 or as much as you want. You will receive some pretty darn cool rewards for whatever kind of contribution you make. Just click here to support local talent!