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Dr. Adkinson and the Adventures of Princess Lizzy

Princess Lizzy provides a wonderful venue for children to learn, think and grow. Such basic life lessons as "How do you handle a situation when you know someone hasn’t told the truth? What do you do when you see a little girl without a coat in the cold of winter? Where do flowers go when they disappear? What do you do when your feet don’t reach the floor?"

Author Dr. Mary Adkinson lives in the heart of Oklahoma on one and a half acres with her husband, Bob. Lots of birds, squirrels, and occasionally coyotes or skunks keep them company.  Their kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids are scattered across Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

The authors readers and parents to "Follow Princess Lizzy on Twitter or Facebook so your child won’t miss a single adventure. I relish your input as to what you like or dislike about the stories. If you have ideas for other life lessons, I would love to hear from you. Perhaps, your idea will become a new adventure for Princess Lizzy."

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It could happen! If enough authors, publishers, book sellers, educators, school systems, library systems, colleges, readers, literacy professionals and supporters unite to send a message to state officials that such an event could have high monetary, promotional, and life changing impact on Oklahoma.

Oklahoma could join several other states who are focusing on the established and emerging talent of their own writers, authors, illustrators to create an event to bring people to the state, encourage support of the authors, publishers and send a clear message that Oklahoma values reading!

It is important that the event include a purpose to promote reading, promote authors, encourage emerging authors, and  encourage youthful authors.  A cycle of reading, writing, and living!  


Author Mariana Llanos Explores Children’s Imagination in New Book

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma­­--April 2013. In her first published story “Tristan Wolf”, Mariana Llanos takes the reader to the world of a boy raised by wolves who starts a journey to find his real self in an adventure filled with new friends and memories of his loving wolf family.

“I believe that my story will stimulate middle grade children’s playfulness and imagination, something that some books are lacking nowadays”, said the author. Although “Tristan Wolf” is recommended for children age 9 to 12 years old, it is also a book for any avid reader who is in for a timeless story. “I like to explore our ludic side, the creativity and imagination that we lose as we get older” added Mrs. Llanos.

“Tristan Wolf” is now available for sale on or on at the list price of $13.99. The official launch for “Tristan Wolf” will take place in the month of May, 2013.

Mariana Llanos grew up writing short stories and poetry. She has a background in drama and theater in her native Lima, Peru. Currently, Mrs. Llanos works at a local Oklahoma City preschool teaching art and music.

Contact Information:  Mariana Llanos


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PAGES OKC announces "we are looking for short stories written by Oklahoma authors for a series called Sooner Stories". Sooner Stories is a series that will be held once a month from October to May. Five stories from local authors will be read by local actors. There are no themes or restrictions on subject matter. We only ask that the authors be Oklahomans, or the subject matter be about Oklahoma.

Authors will be notified beginning in mid–September.  If you'd like to submit, or learn more please visit the PAGES OKC website at


Call for Submissions for a New Anthology Featuring Oklahoma Writers of Color 

Norman, OK March 2013- Mongrel Empire Press, an Eclectic Publishing House specializing in regional and uncommon literary works, is seeking submissions for an upcoming anthology featuring Oklahoma writers of color. 

Quraysh Ali Lansana and Dr. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, in collaboration with Mongrel Empire Press, seek to publish the writing of People of Color born and/or raised in Oklahoma or who have lived in Oklahoma for five or more years. Though the editors prefer writing that speaks to some aspect of life in the Sooner State (politics, history, culture, the land, etc), all topics and genres are welcome. This anthology will be the first to document exclusively the lives of minorities in Oklahoma. We are looking for essays, interviews, short fiction, poetry and personal reflections for publication that explore life in Oklahoma as well as the state’s rich history. 

If you know of previously published or historical work that should be included, please contact the editors at 

Born and raised in Enid, OK, anthology editor Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of five poetry books, three textbooks, a children’s book, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. Quraysh earned an MFA at the Creative Writing Program at New York University where he was a Departmental Fellow and he served as Director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing from 2002-2011. Quraysh is a member of the faculty of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA Program at Oklahoma City University. 

Co-editor Jeanetta Calhoun Mish was born in Hobart, OK and raised in Wewoka, OK; she completed her Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of Oklahoma in 2009. Her second poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible, was awarded the Oklahoma Book Award, the WILLA Award from Women Writing the West, and the Western Heritage Award. Jeanetta is a contributing editor to Oklahoma Today and to Sugar Mule: A Literary Magazine. Mish is also editor of Mongrel Empire Press and the director of The Red Earth MFA Program at Oklahoma City University. 

Submission Guidelines: 
1. All manuscripts must be typed. For multiple page manuscripts the title of the work and page number must appear on each page. 
2. Manuscripts may be e-mailed as an attachment in Microsoft Word or in RTF. 
3. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically. 
4. A cover letter must be included with your attachment(s) listing the titles of submitted works and contact information. Also, please include acknowledgments if submitting previously published work. 
5. All submitted material must include an e-mail address. Submissions without contact information will not be considered. 
The deadline for consideration is August 1, 2013. 

Please send submissions to: 
Oklahoma Writers of Color Anthology 
e-mail general questions only to 

The projected date of publication for the Oklahoma people of color anthology is January 2014. the anthology will be available through most online bookstores and at local independent bookstores in Oklahoma. The editors are planning for a series of readings throughout the state where writers whose submissions appear in the book can present their work to the public. 

About Mongrel Empire Press 
Mongrel Empire Press was established in 2007 with a mission to publish well-written, thoughtfully-considered works across generic and disciplinary boundaries. The Press actively identifies and promotes Oklahoma and regional writers while at the same time making room for outside the region works that, because of their mixed generic, disciplinary, and philosophical approaches, cannot find a home at other presses that have a more narrowly defined mission. 

Contact the Press:
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Editor
Mongrel Empire Press