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10/10/12

DELIGHTFUL BOOK HELPS CALM CHILDREN'S FEARS

Author Donalisa Helsley announces her latest book, The Worry Glasses: Overcoming Anxiety.    Do you find yourself worrying about almost everything? Do your worries seem extra large? MJ knows the feeling. She's a big worry wart. Visit with MJ as she learns how to take off her "Worry Glasses" and take control of her anxiety.

Perfect for any little worrier and their parents!

Seasonal Fun Celebrates Oklahoma Halloweens



Whorl Books announces a fun title, Halloween: Oklahoma Tricks and Treats, 1900-1989 by Marilyn A. Hudson.  The short monograph examines how the holiday was celebrated during different decades, the major influences and themes emerging to shape the holiday.  A high interest, low level read perfect for older children and younger teens or anyone wishing to learn about October in Oklahoma.


Debut Author Carrie Crain Inks Deal With Two Crain Publishing

(OKLAHOMA) – October 9, 2012. Debut author and former Hollywood actress Carrie Crain has signed a deal for The Adventures of Austin Girl and the Legend of Diablo children’s book series to be published this fall by Two Crain Teen an imprint of Two Crain Publishing, LLC. The book is about Austin Girl, a dispirited teenager, who discovers a magic Samurai sword, leading her on a journey to Planet Disco to save her kidnapped Grandpa from the nefarious Diablo, and return to Earth before she becomes a permanent guest.
 
The Adventures of Austin Girl and the Legend of Diablo is a quirky fantasy that takes the reader on a fast-paced journey.
“I originally wrote this story as a screenplay while I studied creative writing in fiction and screenwriting at UCLA extension,” says Crain.
 “Carrie is a highly-imaginative and creative person. We are pleased to launch this book with Two Crain Publishing,” says G. Crain, President of Two Crain Publishing, LLC.
Carrie Crain received her bachelor of arts in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma and studied screenwriting and creative writing in fiction at UCLA. She has freelanced for Austin Monthly Magazine and was a contributing writer for the Crazytownblog. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three dogs. For speaking engagements or book inquiries, please e-mail her publisher at twocrainpublishing@gmail.com. She is a housewife and writer who is challenged by bipolar disorder and anticipatory stress. Crain’s next book of humorous essays, Sould: Memoir of Bipolar, will be published in 2013. The memoir is about a middle-aged housewife’s adventures with bipolar as she struggles to write the next “great American novel.”
 
Two Crain Publishing, LLC. is a small indie press focused on showcasing new and upcoming authors whose writing voice and storytelling sets them apart. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Carrie Crain, and President, G. Crain, is an indie adult and children’s trade book publisher. Two Crain Teen is an imprint of Two Crain Publishing, LLC and is dedicated to unique novels and novellas in the children’s and YA genres. This imprint is home to debut author Carrie Crain. For more information about Two Crain Publishing, visit our website at http://www.twocrainpublishing.com and the author’s website at http://www.carriecrain.com.
 
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THE CONSEQUENCES OF PRESERVING OUTLAWS IN ARSENIC

The Consequences of Preserving Outlaws in Arsenic-- SC Maxfield

 Outlaw ‘Oklahoma Bill’ McCready just wants to get home to Oklahoma. The only thing stopping him is that’s he dead, mummified and hanging in a Californian dark ride.
 
Johnny Redfeather, 15, doesn’t know where home is. Raised in the circus all he holds dear is a box of faded clippings left to him by his late father. They’re all about Bill McCready. Will this mysterious outlaw be Johnny’s link to his roots?
 
Becky Redfeather is weathered, worn but unbowed. She manages the farm her father left her but nurses a heartbreak that time hasn’t mended. When Johnny arrives at her farm, the doors to the past and future are blown wide open. Together they set out to find Bill McCready’s corpse, but as usual the outlaw comes tied up with a whole heap of trouble.
 

Sweeping from the dying days of the Old West to the changing world of the 1960s, SC Maxfield mines rich seams of adventure, romance, hope and redemption, plunging her characters into hair raising escapades through the backwoods and byways of America, culminating in an explosive finale back in the heartland where it all began.

 
"'The Consequences of Preserving Outlaws in Arsenic’ elegantly manages to combine elements of magic realism, thriller and comedy in a wonderful on ‘On the Road’ western tale of family reunion” -- LEFTLION

 Available to buy now as an e-novel for Kindle, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at Amazon.com   http://goo.gl/lXgQk

 SC Maxfield lives in Nottingham, England with her husband. When not writing she teaches English Literature and Creative Writing to adults, paints, creates tapestries and cooks hit and miss recipes of her own devising.

10/4/12

Ada Author Martha E. Rhynes

ADA -- Many Rivers Harbor announces the publication of "Secret of the Pack Rat's Nest," a novel for teens written by Ada resident Martha E. Rhynes.

The book tells the story of Colby Elliot, who discovers a secret on the grounds of a spooky estate guarded by a fierce black dog. Will his discovery be the answer to his family’s problems, or will it result in deception and violence that could ruin his life? His father is gravely ill, and his mother is burdened with worry and debt. He has to quit the football team, his girl loves someone else, and he is in trouble at school. He thinks things can’t get worse, but they do. Will Colby allow his sense of right and wrong to guide him when he is tempted to choose a dangerous solution to his problems?

The author explains why teenage Colby is the main character of her story. “Before my retirement, I taught junior high and high school English,” Rhynes said. “Girls in my classes preferred romance, but they also liked mysteries and adventure stories. However, boys said they hated to read, so I was always looking for good action stories with young male protagonists. The boys’ attitudes toward writing essays, poetry, and short stories was on a par with cleaning out the septic tank; so I assigned writing prompts over topics I’d heard them discuss when they thought I wasn’t listening. ‘Secret of the Pack Rat’s Nest’ has young male characters (good guys and bad guys), football, fishing and camp outs, romance, and illegal drugs and violence.”

Rhynes began her writing career by researching the lives of American authors and writing biographies and analyses of their work for inclusion in literary encyclopedias. Her book-length biographies include “I, Too, Sing America: The Story of Langston Hughes”; “Gwendolyn Brooks: Poet from Chicago”; “Ralph Ellison: Author of Invisible Man”; “Jack London: Writer of Adventure”; and “Ray Bradbury: A Teller of Tales.” Her works of fiction include numerous short stories and two other novels: “The War Bride,” and “Man on First.” Other publications include the Ada Writers anthology “Creations 2012.” Rhynes is the mother of six adult children and many grandchildren. Her family operates a cattle ranch in Oklahoma.

For more information or to purchase the novel, visit Rhynes’s website at MarthaERhynes.blogspot.com. The book is now available at Karen’s Art & Framing, LLC., 108 East Main, Ada, and online at Amazon.com.

Many Rivers Harbors, a micropublishing company based in Oklahoma, helps authors publish and promote their books. For more information, visit its website at ManyRiversHarbor.blogspot.com.