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9/13/17

HUDSON ANNOUNCES UPCOMING BOOK on "OKLAHOMA BAD GIRLS"

The 1890's in Oklahoma saw the twin territories rife with gangs, crooks and outlaws. The fairer sex was represented in this mix, although sometimes with less attention to facts or even credibility.  In OKLAHOMA BAD GIRLS (2017) meet a variety of women, along with their companions and idols, whose stories are often absent or heavily distorted in the history books. Follow these desperado adventures of some fascinating women from Oklahoma's Gilded Age.

Introduced will be stories of Cattle Annie, Little Britches, "Tom King" aka Flo Quick,Jessie Findlay, and others...Watch for additional volumes in this series, Neighborhood of Hell.

Marilyn A. Hudson is the author of several nonfiction works including "When Death Rode the Rails", "Into Oblivion", and "Murderous Marriages".  Additionally she is the author of fictional works "Foul Harvest", "Sword of Anath", and coauthor of "The Mound".

Hudson has been labeled "The Bizarre History Genie" for her skill in unearthing long buried and forgotten nuggets of history.  An author, storyteller, artist and library professional Hudson is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. 

[Image by Fresh Eire Designs, Cullan Hudson]

Publishing date : September 2017, with distribution through Amazon  and Kindle, TBA

8/6/17

Chickasha Author Publishes

Chickasha, Oklahoma resident Brian McNatt has recently published two books. Estranged: A Tale of Two Sisters available on Amazon and Legends of Heraldale avaliable on Lulu.

Author Steve Clark

Steve E. Clark, suspense author with book Justice is for the Lonely
Author of Justice Is for the Deserving and Justice Is for the Lonely, Reviewer of suspense, mystery and thrillers.
Steve Clark is an author and lawyer in Oklahoma City specializing in medical malpractice. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor limited to the top 1% of attorneys. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

With a lifetime of practicing law under his belt, Steve began his writing career by publishing Justice Is for the Lonely: A Kristen Kerry Novel of Suspense.  His years in the courtroom result in a highly realistic yet spellbinding drama that William Bernhardt, bestselling author of Dark Eye said“hooked me on the first page and kept me reading long into the night. Kristen is one of the most interesting lawyer-characters I've read in a long time.''  Justice Is for the Deserving, Steve's second novel in the series, is now out and receiving outstanding reviews. Michael Gibson gave it five stars and called it a "A Noir Tour De Force" ... "You won’t be able to put this one down. It is a genuine tour de force, one I expect to be shown soon at a theater near you. Are you listening Quentin Tarentino?"

After receiving his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1975, he embarked on a prolific career in law in which he started his own firm, taught law at Oklahoma City University- College of Law and became a managing partner at Clark & Mitchell, P.C., where he remains today. He has solidified his reputation as an expert in various areas of law by giving more than 20 professional presentations to his peers over the years. He has also been ranked as a “Superlawyer” on superlawyers.com every year since 2005.

His wife, Jane, was a scholarship athlete at the University of Oklahoma. They currently live in Oklahoma City and have five children. He has coached his four daughters in the Amateur Softball Association and enjoys being involved in his son’s sports activities. Steve is active in state and local politics, the Catholic Church community, and had served as a board member of Infant Crisis Services, a non-profit organization providing emergent infant care.

Steve is currently working on book three in the series.
Here is his web link  www.SteveClarkAuthor.com 

The Woman Without A Voice. Louise Farmer Smith


Author Louise Smith announces new book set in Oklahoma, THE WOMAN WITHOUT A VOICE, Pioneering in Dugout, Sod House and Homestead (pub date 9/29/2017.) This non-fiction account of my family’s struggle during the drought and Panic of 1893 which destroyed their Nebraska farm continues as they flee to Oklahoma Territory to begin life in a dugout near Weatherford.
Press Release:

Who Speaks for the Mother?

In 2017 we mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Laura Ingles Wilder, author of Little House on the Prairie and other beloved books told from the point of view of the child. But what was the pioneer mother, Mrs. Ingles, thinking throughout all that cabin-building, well-digging and then abandoning their home to start over in an even lonelier place?

The Woman Without a Voice by Louise Farmer Smith reveals through women’s diaries the fears of pioneer women who, in obedience to their husbands, left their homes to take their children into a wilderness. “And this is my story,” Smith writes, “as I’ve tried to uncover the mysteries of the pioneer women in my own family—Ida, Mary Lillian, Zoe, and Phebe Ann, the one they left behind.” 

This riveting memoir opens when drought and the Panic of 1893 destroy Smith’s great grandfather’s Nebraska farm. Pressure from the bank leads to the auction of their equipment and animals and their move to a claim in western Oklahoma Territory where they begin life in a dugout. This book, which contains 17 family and other antique photos, is propelled by the mystery of Phebe Ann, the mother of the family, who is left behind. Smith traces her fate through records from the Lincoln Asylum.\\

Praise for THE WOMAN WITHOUT A VOICE
  • “Louise Farmer Smith has written a part of history we aren’t taught in classrooms....the true resilience of her female ancestors....heartbreaking, moving and ultimately inspiring memoir about the strength of women.”
  • JoAnna Woolridge Wall, J.D. Lecturer, Women and Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma  Husband and wife sat side by side on the wagon bench.... diaries suggest they lived in different worlds....
  • A compelling tale...to anyone considering writing their family’s often complex and difficult history.”
    Lisa Kendrick, Librarian, Genealogical Center, Albuquerque, NM

Smith, a PEN\New England Discovery winner, grew up in Oklahoma, majored in Letters and earned two masters degrees from Yale and Goddard. She later trained in family therapy, and worked for a US congressman. She was a Bread Loaf Fellow in 2005. Her work has been supported by the Ragdale  Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Two of her stories received Pushcart nominations. Her novel, One Hundred Years of Marriage, was a finalist for the Prairie Heritage Award, 2015. Her prize-winning stories appeared in five anthologies and in her collection, Cadillac, Oklahoma.

The Woman Without A Voice is available 9/29/2017 from Upper Hand Press.
For more information: netgalley.com upperhandpress.com louisefarmersmith.com
614-886-2462 for sales. 202-543-2899 for interviews.


Author Callie Hutton Has Dynamic "Oklahoma Series"


Book Cover: A Run for LoveUSA Today bestselling author, Callie Hutton, author of more than twenty-five historical romance books, writes humorous and spicy Regency with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). Callie lives in Oklahoma with two rescue dogs and her top cheerleader husband of many years. Her family also includes her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. And her almost three year old twin grandsons “The Twinadoes.” One book 'A Run for Love" is a romance about the Guthrie Land Run.