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All Authors Confirmed
Art Anthony | Bob Avey | Donna Barnard | George W. Barton | Marjorie Barton | Jean Bohannan | Phyllis Cole Braunlich | Ronald Gene Brock | Velda Brotherton | Marsha Coles | Carrie Ann Cook | Fredrea Gregath Cook | Steve Cottrell | Gloria Dalessandro | Delaware Co. Genealogy Soc.| Robert Dewel| Shari England| Jennifer Griffin | Deanna Harris | Barbara Howell | Mike Fisher & Joe Jared | Howell Joiner | JP Jones | Jessica Josslin | Carolyn Key | M. Keaton | Alice Knisely | Michael Koch | Jim Laughter | Michael McNamar | Mimi Mathis | Allen Merriam | Frankie Meyer | Roger Meyer | Stephne Miller | Oklahoma Extension Homemakers | Shaun Perkins | Sherrilyn Polf | Nancy Rogers-Hait | Carol Round | Nancy Rowland | Dorothy Scearcy | Dianne Siller | Bob Steere | L. C. Stephens | Linda Stephens | William Welge | Frank Whinery | Mary Barton Wilcox | Kittye & Pamala Williams | Luretta Williams
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From back cover: When Habersham the Hammerhead Shark Puppy enlists the help of his friend Benny the Blue in turning an old sunken pirate ship into a playhouse, they are unable to keep it secret. Much to Habersham's disappointment, Nikki the Nurse and Trina the Tiger want to be included.
Carol Round’s writing provides inspiration and Biblical insight through experiencing God in everyday situations. Her publishing credits include her weekly self-syndicated column, “A Matter of Faith,” which currently runs in 12 Oklahoma newspapers and Capper’s, a national periodical with a circulation of 200,000. The Cypress Times, an online Christian newspaper based in Houston, TX, also recently picked up her column.
A Texas publisher has released two volumes of her weekly columns. Her first, A Matter of Faith, was released in 2008 while her latest, Faith Matters, hit the store shelves in September 2009.
Carol’s articles and poems have been published in numerous periodicals, including Ideals, Ozark Mountaineer, American Profile, Oklahoma Magazine, PLUS Magazine, Mature Years, and Western Horseman. Her stories have also appeared in various Adams Media publications, including A Cup of Comfort and Raging Gracefully. Other writing credits include stories in The Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff collection and American Profile’s Hometown Heroes.
Her next scheduled release is a book encouraging others to use prayer journaling as a way to draw closer to God. Carol also shares her spiritual journey at speaking engagements, such as women’s retreats.
Carol currently resides in Claremore, OK where she relocated after retiring from public education in 2005.
conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will
is—-his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Conformed to the Christian way of life or transformed by the power of the living Lord?
The world applies pressure, conforming people to 'expected behaviors,' but God, through the Holy Spirit, releases the power within transforming people to follow His will rather than the will of the world. Enjoy new author Nancy Rowland's simple, powerful examples of transforming experiences. She cites familiar biblical characters, examples from nature, and shares her own personal life experiences to convey the metamorphosis, transformation that takes place when God, not the world, is in control, making things Never the Same Again!
It has been said that a woman that will tell her age will tell everything. This is not true! In this book Dorothy Scearcy tells it all, but to quote her, "It will be a cold day in the tropics before I will tell you my age." She does indeed reveal it all:
How she almost joined a sex club at the age of eight,
How she could have been president of the PTA but was kicked out of the organization, and
What happened when the dead body in the barn turned out not to be so dead.
These and many more true stories are told with wit, charm and humor in "Circus Peanuts, Gold Fish and Virgil Ran Off With The Cleaning Lady". It is a perfect companion for an airplane ride, car trip or an evening on the safa. Dorothy is a great storyteller and this is a very entertaining read. When asked to comment on this, her first book, Dorothy said, "If you are not amused or entertained by my book there is something very peculiar about you and I'd just keep it quiet if I were you." We don't know what else to say..... The Publisher
Chuga, chuga, chuga, chuga all day long, up on a steep, steep hill...
Imagine life behind the wheel. Discover the adventures of one driver and his truck in Driver Billy and Amazing Grace, the Tanker Truck. This entertaining book teaches children about life on the road, as described by Dianne Siller, the wife of a truck driver. Join Driver Billy as he moves across the country, delivering fuel oil to heat our cities, and see how God moves as the ice descends. Driver Billy and Amazing Grace, the Tanker Truck will open your eyes in a true-to-life adventure.
This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.
Dianne has been married to her truck driver, Billy, for 37 years. A 34 year veteran of the road, Dianne is happy to share this story with readers. The author and her husband reside in the Tulsa, Oklahoma metro area.
Tous (Hello). Whether you are a friend and student of Indian culture, or a Southern Arapaho tribal member, this book provides an exceptional opportunity to celebrate the trail, the trace, of the Arapaho Tribe. This book unfolds a non-fictional account of the migration of one plains tribe--the Southern Arapaho and their oppressed life style on the Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation in Oklahoma Territory. The tale continues by praising an infamous laborer who accepted an arduous task of moving, colonizing and helping intractable Southern Arapahos learn and adapt to the white man’s ways. The story concludes by looking at one Southern Arapaho follower and the Anglicization of that Arapaho and his family.
Readers will find the book’s research on reservation life, anecdotes, photographs, the disclosure of tribal customs, and a comprehensive Index to be most enlightening and interesting. The book’s Index may well serve family historians in that it recognizes over one-hundred Native Americans (mostly Southern Arapahos and Cheyennes), fifty reservation employees, twenty-five military personnel, and forty-seven other linked persons. Hahou (Thank you).
Born and reared in western Oklahoma, the author, after service in the Air Force and obtaining his degree, taught biology in the Las Vegas public schools and the newly established UNLV. With further schooling, Dr. Steere became a Professor of Education at Missouri Southern State University where he authored two textbooks and twenty professional articles. After retirement, he traced his four grandparents’ families to the 1600s before commencing his study of his wife’s (Loretta Little Bird) tribe--the Southern Arapaho. Bobby, reminiscing, admits that he has found writing to be more enjoyable than shining shoes on the streets of Cheyenne, Oklahoma for 5c a pair.
The year is 1960, in a Federal Penitentiary at Terre Haute, IN. A young inmate, convicted of aiding and abetting an armed robbery, expands his visions in a 7x10' cell. The walls would talk to him each night with stories of murder and treachery. If what they said were true, then the reality is left to your imagination. Reviews include: "The Oklahoman", 5-11-08 and "Vinita Daily Journal", 3-7-96.
Books featured at this Festival:
Oklahoma City Rediscovered: Book includes 202 photographs from 1898 to present of the following areas that surround Oklahoma City : Automobile Alley (North Broadway), Bricktown, Capitol Hill (South OKC) and Deep Deuce the Black section of town that gave rise to the jazz music scene in the 1930s-1950s. 128pp. Oklahoma City has a fascinating history. By 1907, when Oklahoma became a state, the diversity of business, entertainment, industry, manufacturing, and transportation was experiencing rapid development. Contained within Oklahoma City Rediscovered is the story of four aspects of that development: Deep Deuce with the rise of blues and jazz music, town site development with the goal of establishing a seat of government with the founding of Capitol Hill, manufacturing that led to the warehouse district that evolved into the premier entertainment area known as Bricktown, and transportation with the love affair of the automobile along a major thoroughfare downtown that was devoted to showcasing the latest models of cars to capture the fancy of the public.
Early Visitors to Oklahoma: by William D. Welge and Bob Burke: Short sketches of those men and women who explored and in some cases settled Oklahoma from Coronado to Mary Semple Hotchkin to William L. Couch
William D. Welge is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He has been associated with the Oklahoma Historical Society since 1977, the last 17 years as director of the research division. A published author, Welge also teaches graduate courses about archives at the University of Oklahoma.
Frank Whinery the Author of Treasures Beneath and Within, lives in Grove Oklahoma with his family, a life long resident of Delaware County. The book takes place in Jay Ok. In 1968 in that summer 2 boys are planning on a summer of fun, but that all changes when Frankie has to go live with his aunt. They meet a woman who is a story teller. She weaves exciting adventure for the boys in her stories which also have life meanings for them to remember as they grow in to manhood. She hopes they will take these stories to heart and share them with others to help them in troubled times.
"I had always been told the seraphs were different than what I was seeing. This flying beast had the body of a real dragon. His eyes were bulging, his nostrils were open, and his mouth was brandishing a set of teeth that resembled towering pillars of white marble...'"
Is it possible to catch a glimpse of eternity?
Only the courageous can take this incredible journey. When the earthly life is over, it will be time to discover what waits beyond. From golden streets to gardens housing all beloved children, heaven will be a plethora of love and joy for all eternity.
In First Rose, Mary Barton Wilcox introduces us to Rose, a woman who has recently departed earth and is now discovering all that the afterlife has to offer. Through a journey with an angelic friend, a tour though heaven, and a swim in the River of Life, Rose discovers the ultimate happiness and finds the key to truly understanding the magnitude of God's power and love.
Mary is an accomplished artist. Her rose paintings have graced homes all over the United States. She was ordained by the Assemblies of God, has been a pastor, counselor and writer many years. Her other works include Home Lights, Hearing God, Teaching Tree and Discipleship I and II Curriculum, Knot Knows, Sammy Seed, Jesus and Forgiveness.
Books featured at this Festival:
"Echoes From Other Worlds" is an anthology of poetry, short stories, and artwork. It is divided into two parts - "Tales from the Sea" which is pirate-themed and "Tales from the Mist" which includes works of science fiction and fantasy. It includes poems like "It's in Me Blood," "Vagabond," "Legend of the Compass Rose," "The Scottish Pirate," and "The Pirate Christmas Party." There are short stories like "The Surgeon's Mate," "Judgment," "John Neligan," "The Portal," "The Sorcerer's Headphones," and "The Passing of the Mantle." Come, be still and listen, you may hear echoes from other worlds . . .
"Raising Black Flags" is an anthology of poetry by and about pirates and includes works by Flora Alomari, J. L. Bright, Chuck Burrows, Sandra L. Harris, Cassidy King, Shari Land, Shana L. Martin, Michael Muller, Debra Estes Peterson, Melody Sanders, Stephen Sanders, Desiree Simons, Kittye Williams, Pamala A. Williams, and the artwork of Robert L. Berry, Jr., and Kenneth King. It is a celebration of the legends and lore of piracy from fourteen different perspectives by poets with different styles and two different artists who create in different mediums.
Kittye Williams is a native of Vinita, Oklahoma, she is the creator, owner, and manager of The Ladies of the Salty Kiss (see their website at: www.TheLadiesoftheSaltyKiss.com). Kittye comes from a musical background, having performed in a variety of musical ensembles and vocal choirs throughout her school years. Hooked after attending her first renaissance festival in 1998, she became a "professional" actress 10 years ago. She is also a board member of the King's Champion Medieval Faire in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Northwest Arkansas Renaissance Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. Recently, Kittye accepted the job of General Manager and Entertainment Director of the fledgling Missouri Renaissance Festival in Joplin, Mo. When not performing with her troupe, or fulfilling her responsibilities to the faires and festivals she manages and assists with, or researching her family's history; she can be found practicing her chosen profession as a Registered Nurse.
Pamala Williams, no relation to Kittye Williams (although they are both members of The Ladies of the Salty Kiss) is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been performing on stage since she was four years old, adding Renaissance performer to her repertoire in 2000. Pamala enjoys singing, acting, and entertaining people. She is a gifted lady, and can often be found writing her own limericks, songs, and poetry, and stories, which she enjoys performing for anyone who will listen. Retirement has brought her additional time to pursue her interests and to begin new adventures writing a series of books based on folklore tales from the N.E. Oklahoma region.
Published in 2009: 282 pages, 8.5x11", color perfect binding, includes subject index, photos, maps, and newspaper clippings.
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