Monday, December 31, 2012

The Mystery of Shadow Lake (Kindle)

The Mystery of Shadow Lake 
This ebook by author Loretta Montambo is a murder mystery, with some supernatural elements. It takes place in a small fictional town near the north woods of Michigan Two girls disappear and the story focuses on solving the crime with a surprising outcome.

Loretta Montambo says, "I like to paint landscape, play music and write. I play the guitar and piano." When asked how she got started she thought for a moment before adding, "I have always enjoyed telling stories, then, I thought why not write them? Everyone enjoys a good story. I hope to bring enjoyment to my readers. I also write poetry in my spare time. I really like writing. I grew up in the North, in the USA. It gets cold here and the winters are long, writing can also be a great pass-time as we wait for spring."

A Mormon Massacre by Joseph M. Rinaldo

This modern-day novel is based on the actual massacre of innocent Americans by Mormon zealots in the Utah Territory. In present-day Nashville, Tennessee, Jeremiah grows up with a prejudice against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the murders in 1857 of his ancestors at Mountain Meadows. Until the 1995 Oklahoma City attack, this was the most deadly act of terrorism against US citizens. 

Jeremiah’s hatred multiplies when his father, Luke, informs him that his mother suffered abuse at the hands of her Mormon husband in a previous marriage. Due to his father’s association with the Mormon Victim’s Action Committee, Jeremiah gets an opportunity to expose the current wide-spread and Church-accepted practice of abusing women. With his father’s encouragement and the knowledge of his mother’s horrific experience, Jeremiah accepts M-VAC’s offer to train and insert him into an LDS community in hopes of collecting evidence to prosecute the abusers. Jeremiah’s objective broadens when he sees all the atrocities committed by Mormon zealots. Now he wants to expose the entire Church as a violent and dangerous fraud.

Author Rinaldo lives currently in Nashville, Tennessee. From this most American of southern cities he writes about the violent activities of a Mormon sect in A MORMON MASSACRE, the internal turmoil in the CIA in A SPY AT HOME, and about deadly gangs in HAZARDOUS CHOICES. You've probably heard that authors write what they know. Think it's true?

Available on Amazon as ebook or as paperback.
Link to his website:
A MORMON MASSACRE, published by Joseph M. Rinaldo
ISBN: 978-1477505915, copyright 2007,

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Meet Author Gary Goldstein

Jew in Jail,  Gary Goldstein (CreateSpace, 2010)

Gary Goldstein received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Long Island University and worked as a broadcast associate, researcher and assistant producer for two major television networks. As an alumni member of the Coney Island Hospital Chemical Dependency Program, Goldstein is currently a motivational speaker and hopes to serve as a shining example of how to overcome one’s negative past.

JEW IN JAIL "is the true story of the nearly six years that I spent incarcerated in various correctional facilities throughout the state of New York. It deals with my attempts at recovery from past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling, as well as my efforts to turn my life around in hopes of becoming a solid citizen and successful member of society upon my release. In addition, my book also provides insight into how I, as a minority in prison, was forced to fend for myself against all of the mistreatment at the hands of the powers that be from the Department Of Correctional Services in this "world within the real world," as well as the daily grind of doing time with hardened criminals, many of whom I felt no close connection to, all the while continuing to fight for the true justice I strongly felt I wasn't afforded during my lower court proceedings."

A perfect addition to collections of social science, prisons and prisoners, criminal justice, biography, drug addiction and recovery, and social justice.

 ISBN-13: 978-1452864341 ; November 5, 2010

Available at AMAZON  or Barnes and Noble
Find press releases, audio clips and more at Gary Goldstein

Friday, December 28, 2012

The File on John Ormond

 As the New Year dawns, add some new reading choices to your 2013 to do list! 


Published by Xlibris, 2007.    ISBN 1-4257-4007-3, is available in print and e-book formats. Obtainable at bookstores and on-line (Amazon, Xlibris, B&N etc)

An British translator living in Helsinki suddenly disappears without trace. Around the same time, a leading Russian dissident has fled to the West with a manuscript the Russian authorities are determined to suppress.  Is there a connection between the two?  

Inspector Mason of Scotland Yard, assisted by the Finnish police, copes with the rigors of the climate and with the Finnish sauna in his efforts to outwit the opposition and solve this intriguing case. Lots of authentic local color and aspects of Finnish life.

The author is a Briton who uses his experiences teaching in Europe serve as as background for his successful series of mystery novels, featuring  original plots and interesting characters

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Coaching the Next Generation, a new book by John Chasteen  is an essential read for anyone who is on a quest for newer more effective discipleship models.  Written by coach trainer and practitioner John Chasteen, the book introduces you to the emerging method of discipleship coaching.

John Chasteen's book is divided into seven major divisions with 52 short chapters, each one filled with concisely worded advice, teaching, and instruction.  Chiefly, the book introduces the reader to the basic coaching skills needed to reach a contemporary society. Skills like: active listening, asking powerful questions, intuitive listening, along with other commonly practiced techniques.

You may purchase John Chasteen's book at Barnes & Noble or

John Chasteen is the CEO and founder of Hey Coach John in Oklahoma City, OK. He has been involved in leadership for over thirty years, serving as pastor, administrator and professor in the field of higher education, and in various other leadership positions.

First and foremost John is a believer and family man. He is also a published freelance writer and blogger, however, his true passion is Christian life coaching. He is a certified professional life coach and trainer. His innovative social media coaching community can be found at

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Nigerian author Friday Abumere announces his second book is now available. "Watch out for my second powerful, intresting and educative book title Blood is thicker than water that will coming out very soon."   This is a story of a young under graduate, who wanted to become a medical doctor. But the death of the father robs them of many things. Others forcibly took their father's property leaving them nothing to fall back on. "As a result of all this, their mother develops a mental illness and her daugther now plays the role of father and mother. She seeks for assistance from one place to another to take care of her mother and younger sisters.
One day she ran into an old friend, who raised her hope of getting her a good job, but her hope of meeting her employer became deflated, when her friend became her employer and took her into a hotel room where she finally gave her job."

Dream Shifters - Eight Fantasy Tales

Need a gift for a fantasy fan or just some one who loves great short stories?   Try Dream Shifters. Eight fantasy tales. Each one with an explosive mixture of suspense, mystery, romance, horror or humor. Several of the stories are also available as e-book. Mirage, Silver Stars on the Sea, Beam Down Scotty, The Metallic Bird. Paperback Dream Shifters published Oct 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing.  Available on Amazon
“ An excellent gift for the fantasy reader on your Christmas List.”

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Exciting New Work

Revelation – Book One of the Revelation Trilogy: Murder, intrigue, betrayal, and the holy church are twisted together in this spiraling epic to save the most important person in modern history. ~ 

Murder, intrigue, betrayal, and the holy church are twisted together in this spiraling epic to save the most important person in modern history.  In a high-stakes chase throughout Europe, intertwined with centuries old secrets, ancient societies and modern day peril, a father is forced to protect his daughter from the Cavalieri di Satana - a powerful 2000-year-old cult of devil worshipers who believe she is the holy vessel Jesus Christ will use to walk the earth again.

Michael Raphael, a devoted family man who has a knack for playing the good Samaritan, is thrust into the dark world of the of the  Cavalieri when they discover a scroll hidden by Mary Magdalene prophesizing the
second coming.  As she is hunted for sacrifice in a gruesome ritual to satiate the dark lord, Michael comes face-to-face with the purest evil known to man.  But is she really who
they think she is?

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Monday, November 26, 2012

The 8th Doll -Pophecy of the Mayan Calendar (Thriller)

Author Chris Rakunas scores a winner with this nail biting thriller of murder and mystery.  Catch it here in both print and Kindle versions. 
Catch the author on Facebook as well!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


 Glimpses of Insight by Asif Barkhiya is now available from Amazon in Kindle format.  This newest poetry collection by this native of India features short, unembellished poems addresses significant themes of human life and existence.
 They provide not merely glimpses but reflections about who we are, where we are going, and how can be best live as we make that journey.   Born in Secunderabad, India where he attended St. Patrick's High School, he is now in management for a pharmaceutical company which takes him around the world.
Barkhiya is a dynamic new voice emerging in the poetic  wisdom genre and one whose work will only grow stronger, deeper, and more insightful as he hones his craft.

His work is available from Keith Publications, LLC and from Amazon.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Travelling between yesteryear and today, Ron Secoy explores the bond between The Cowboy, the Creation and the Creator. Moving easily from the Pony Express to 9-11 to the drought of 2011, he tells the tale of the Old West then and today. He brings the message about The Big Trail Boss and his love for his creation.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


British author Peter Townsend has released Ghostly Images, a gripping mystery set in Victorian England.

Whitby, North Yorkshire – 1894

Two apprentice photographers, David Taylor and John Evans, find themselves unemployed and desperate for work when their employer dies.

They fall into the clutches of Hood, a notorious charlatan, who is eager to exploit them as “spirit photographers” with the aid of the infamous Tate Camera now owned by David. This notorious camera is said to have the ability not only to photograph spirits, but it can predict how and when the person photographed will die.

Reluctantly, David and John become immersed into the dubious, murky trade of spirit photography. Although David stubbornly refuses to believe in the supernatural, he becomes unnerved when ghostly images start to appear on the untouched photographs of young women who soon fall victim of a man people are calling “The Whitby Ripper.” 

Lucy Shaw, an ambitious reporter from The Whitby Herald, wants to expose both Hood and spirit photography as a fraud. She is a modern career woman eager to cover more exciting news than the flower shows her editor assigns. Her search for the truth attracts the attention of David, and possibly that of a murderer.

David is charming, handsome, a real lady-killer in every way. A relative newcomer to Whitby, he is reluctant to talk about his past or his direct link to the recent murder victims.

Is there any truth to the rumours about the Tate Camera? Can it predict the near future? Can it expose a killer?

Meanwhile…the Whitby Ripper waits for his next victim.

About the Author
Peter Townsend was born in Sheffield and has a variety of interests including history, music and art. One of his current fascinations is the history of Victorian England. He now lives by the northeast coast of England and regularly walks on the local beach or on the cliff top path towards Whitby where Ghostly Images, is set.

Ghostly Images is available in print and several ebook formats including Kindle and NOOK and can be found at many other online retailers. Visit the Ghostly Images page at LL- Publications: 

LL- Publications ( is an independent publisher based in Scotland specializing in genre and literary titles in both print and ebook formats since 2008.

Contact:  Jolie du Pré –
Published by LL-Publications
$14.99 (US) / £9.99 (UK/EU) / $3.99, £2.99 (ebook)
ISBN:  9781905091768 (print) / 9781905091775 (ebook)
© Peter Townsend
279 pages 
Genre(s): mystery, suspense, historical, paranormal, Gothic suspense
Tags: Victorian England, spirit photography, Gothic

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Get your summer reading on with with this start to an exciting trilogy from author Darlene Cypser.  An exciting new talent transports the reader to Victorian England, the genius of the world's foremost deductive detective, and the adventures which shaped his future...
The Consulting Detective Trilogy Part I: University

Author: Darlene Cypser, Publisher: Foolscap and Quill, 2012
ISBN: 978-1938143069

List of places where it can be bought:

It was some time before Sherlock Holmes recovered from the events of late 1871. Physically, it took many months; mentally, it took many years. He was bound by both a promise to the living and a commitment to honour the dead, and being so bound he set the full force of his will to rebuilding the shattered pieces of his life. Yet sometimes will alone is not enough. Part I of The Consulting Detective Trilogy, follows 18 year old Sherlock Holmes from the end of The Crack in the Lens through his university career. It tells the story of his mental and emotional journey to his decision to become a detective as well his early cases and training.


The Crack in the Lens by Darlene Cypser
Publisher: Foolscap & Quill,  2010
ISBN: 978-0971855250 

If someone had asked Sherlock Holmes later in the year, there is little doubt that he would have said his life began that spring day in 1871 when he met Violet Rushdale upon the moors and ended in the winter some months distant. His mother would have disputed the former claim, and many, both friend and foe, would come to deny the latter. Yet what happened that year nearly cost him his life and his sanity, and strongly influenced the man he was to become. It is well known that the toughest steel that makes the sharpest swords must be plunged into the fire, then beaten and reshaped. So it is as well with the best and wisest of men.

Darlene A. Cypser was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but lived in Poughkeepsie, New York, during elementary school and high school before returning to Norman, Oklahoma for college and law school. In 1987 she moved to Boulder, Colorado where she practiced law until 1999 when she began producing and selling movies, and running other businesses. Darlene is currently producing a movie set in 18th century England based on Alfred Noyes’ poem The Highwayman.

Places to buy the book here.


Diane Zike is author of a collection of poems and two studies suitable for personal and group use. Her other titles include, Annunciation Incarnation ManifestationHere I Am: Poems and Prayers and Via Dolorosa: The Stations of the Cross.

Zike has a B. A. in English Literature from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a Master of Arts Degree (Ministry and Culture) from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her initial training in pastoral care while assisting in the Tulsa Episcopal Chaplaincy program. Diane completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. 

Diane brings a variety of life experiences to the writing of meditations. She was the chaplain and director for Interfaith AIDS Ministries in Tulsa for ten years. Diane served on the Diocesan AIDS Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. She also worked in hospice and served on a regional advisory board for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health. Diane has led workshops on hospital visitation, AIDS and death and dying issues and has written brochures and other materials on these topics. Diane is a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa where she provides lay Eucharistic visitation and leads a Wednesday Compline Service.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sinister Minister Summer Mysteries

Steve Burt, whose works have won three Ray Bradbury Awards and was a 2005 Bram Stoker Award winner, offers a feast of mayhem and mystery to cool down the summer.   His works of the macabre include a striking short story collection: Odd Lot, Even Odder, Oddest Yet, and Wicked Odd.

Most recently, he has added two novels to his corpus.  The exciting FreeK Camp and its followup FreeK Show.   Soon, Freek Accident will also make its appearance. Additionally, he has written popular inspirational collections, A Christmas Dozen and Unk's Fiddle with tales to warm the heart. 

His list of awards includes : Winner of Bram Stoker Award for Young Readers(tied Clive Barker 2004, runner-up to Harry Potter 2003), 3 Ray Bradbury Awards, the Benjamin Franklin Award(mystery/suspense). Also ForeWord Honorable Mention for Best Horror Book, Writer's Digest Honorable Mention for Best Inspirational Book, finalist for Audio Fiction Book of the Year, 7 honorable mentions in Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Readers' Choice Award from The Storyteller Magazine, Editor's Choice Award from My Legacy Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul contributing author, Readers' Choice Award from Poetic Eloquence, Best Horror Story from Beyond the Moon magazine, Best Short Fiction Award from Ebbing Tide.

The stories are well written, pulling the reader deep into situations filled with tension, drama, and lives tossed into a maelstrom of the bizarre.   At times fantastic and horrific they squeeze the reader in a slow vice of emotion and fear.  They retain a sense of awesome reality and contain characters who could be people who living  down the street.

An author not to be missed this summer, winter, or anytime!  The story collections are small and compact enough to fit into a backpack or be crammed in that vacation suitcase.  Older elementary to adult will find them equally gripping and addictive.   The novels (FreeK Camp, FreeK Show) are thrill rides!  The story of strangers who discover they share some out the ordinary talents and strengths when faced with a life and death situation sets the stage for some great storytelling. Add to this developing and unique characters, situations, surprising emotional depth and it makes the reader eager to discover what happens to them next. 

Contact the author:
Steve Burt
29 Arnold Place
Norwich, CT 06360

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Crafted in response to a child's comments about the future President, Island Child: the Childhood of Barack Obama, is a work to inform and encourage understanding. Noted storyteller, Loralee Cooley  authored the work with illustrations by Jillian H. Gilliland, it covers the childhood of Barack Obama (until about age ten) in Hawaii and in Indonesia.  

It is charmingly illustrated by chapters headers featuring symbols from Hawaii with silhouettes and images related to each chapter's content.   It contains a sample recipe from Indonesia ,Chicken in Coconut Milk, as a way to extend the book and experience another culture. Other helps include a pronunciation guide for names and places, a bibliography, and a key to some of the symbols in the illustrations. Perfect for young readers from five to ten.

To purchase book click here.
A free download (donations accepted) is available here.


"In a world full of hatred two people in love stand out amongst them all." -Nicci Sefton crafts a world of vampires which is real and engaging.  Her series is already a popular read for many happy fans.   Discover 'the deadly sins' and see for yourself (

Monday, May 21, 2012


The LexiCon Writers Conference is taking place in Denton, Texas (north of Dallas) on July 21-22, 2012. This is going to be a truly unique and entertaining experience with attendees coming from all over the United States - Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Florida, and even New Jersey, just to name a few. 

I'd be very pleased if you could make it, but if you can't then I understand completely. However, that doesn't mean you can't still be a part of the LexiCon Experience. There is still a lot of space available to advertise and promote you or your business on the conference website and in the conference brochure. Check out the website at for more details. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Finding and reading this book will be a happy accident!  The novel, The Happy Accident by Laurence Stoll, is a story of one man's search for true love and an abiding faith in a world where both are elusive.  The author is shown here at a recent book event in Ponca City, Oklahoma.  Stoll is a poet and author who lives in 'happy retirement' in the lovely Missouri Ozarks.  He is available for speaking engagements at civic clubs, schools, church small groups, or other events. He can give insight into "How to turn a mis-guided youth into a successful Christian novel." Contact him:


He volunteers at the Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, he lives along the Chisholm Trail, so no wonder Jim Baumgarner's first books are set in that century of westward expansion and civilization. Sarah's Promise, Sarah's Escape, and The Making of a Spy: Sarah's Quest.   His latest book goes further back to explore the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in My Son: Behold the Lamb of God.   Visit his works at or email


Author Sunny Eugene Cohlmia
Wichita based author Sunny Eugene Cohlmia drew from the 12th chapter of the Book of Acts in the Bible for this action filled and dramatic story of young Titus hired to do menial work in Herod's dungeons.  He witnesses the miraculous escape of Peter. The course of his adventures as he eludes the soldiers of King Herod form the frame of the book.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012


A new work from an exciting author gaining a strong following.  Readers, alone and in book clubs, had found a King.  A book by Darrell King is what to look  for when have a hunger for stories real, thought provoking, and with 'grab-you-by-the-throat' action.

Ripped from the headlines! Stories detailing the horrendous nocturnal activities of sexual predators from St.Louis’s infamous "Bossman "McGhee and New York's Nushawn Williams to the disturbing You Tube viral video rantings of the self proclaimed "Trashman." The threat of an HIV positive individual purposely infecting scores of unsuspecting women is unfortunately a very real and present danger in our modern society. 

Enter Lucien Valentino...pimp...hustler...killer. All these describe the dark traits of this ultra suave and stunningly handsome ladies’ man who easily manipulates any female gullible enough to fall for his smooth talk, irresistible looks and hood rich lifestyle. However she does so at her own risk; for the womanizing Valentino is a carrier of HIV5X, a highly aggressive and drug resistant strain of the disease that quickly mutates into full blown AIDS within a few months after transmission. 

Behind Valentino's reign of terror lies a secretive government plot to drastically reduce America's black population starting with residents of the nation's inner cities. The AIDS stricken hustler agrees to spread the killer virus throughout the hood in exchange for big money and a newly discovered 'cure' from the clandestine, racist group, ‘Illuminati Brotherhood’ whose "Operation Inner City Virus” greatly depends on the boss playa's cooperation & persuasive swagger for its ultimate success. “Don" Lucien Valentino is on the prowl and no nightclub, cabaret, or single's bar is immune from his sinister intentions for he is and will forever be...Deadly Phine.

Trailer (Mature Audiences :Partial N)

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Years of research went into the writing of the western novel Sulfur River by Art Anthony of Tuttle, Oklahoma. The author followed the path actual Civil War soldiers had taken in the humid terrain of northeast Louisiana. Every page breaths with characters and dialogue rich in a sense of realism as a story is spun out of challenge, turmoil, and growth.  As the Civil War comes to an end, a desperate Confederate army drafts a young 15 year old and the boy suddenly finds himself in the middle of the Red River Campaign. The boy has a head for business and sees potentials all around which could set him and his friend, Darrell, up for life.  Yet, they are not the only ones keeping an eye open and in the chaos of war there are those ready to take opportunity and advantage.  The two young men find strange but natural allies in their struggle to survive among neighboring farmers, escaped slaves, Indians and even Union soldiers.  A thrilling and satisfying journey awaits for those who dare the Suphur River (The book is available in both print and audio versions from Tate and on Amazon. For book talks, book signings or appearances, contact the author at or by calling 405-326-8077). 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


After promoting the new biography on British born scholar Noel Brooks, we received many comments. Many wished to know where his early noted work Scriptural Holiness might be purchased,   In response to those we are sharing this information.

Noel Brooks authored Scriptural Holiness and it quickly attained the level of a classic among Holiness and Pentecostal groups.  LifeSprings of Franklin Springs, Georgia, currently has this book available for purchase at $7.95. 

Friday, April 13, 2012


by Seán Mac Eachaidh BA (Hons)
ISBN 978-1-4710-4848-7 ( Copyright date 2012)
An alternative, North of Ireland touring template, that incorporates a soulful gaze on what might have shaped an ancient Irish psyche to a present day mindset. A journey that also includes the blissful, mystical and silent Irish other worlds filled with awe inspiring sights, landscapes and deserted homesteads. A journey filled with ponderings on Irish history, living memory and future aspiration. A tour experience, where ancient Irish standing stones, parting places, old graveyards are all combined, with the present day community dividing walls, to reveal, a silent narrative and to provide, a more authentic visit. A tour where there are 2 tales concerning the great ship, The Titanic and the Belfast Ship-yard, where this largest man-made vessel of its era was built. Another tale, which is a relatively  silent taboo topic  surrounding the an endemic employment discrimination.

Friday, April 6, 2012



Description: (optional): Norman author announces release of new book, a biography of a Pentecostal clergy, scholar, and author.

Norman, Oklahoma, April 6, 2012 – The life and influence of a British born clergy, educator, and author is the topic of the newest book from Norman author Marilyn A. Hudson.  In Noel Brooks: A Life Shining and Burning, 1914-2006, Hudson explores the work and life of a man known widely as a true gentleman and scholar.

The Reverend Noel Brooks (1914-2006) was an English clergy, educator, and author who ministered in the Wesleyan Methodist, the Elim Pentecostal Church, The Bible Pattern Fellowship (and wrote a biography of the leader and well known revivalist, George Jeffreys) and in the Pentecostal Holiness Church in both Great Britain and North America. In the mid-1970’s he taught religion on the campus of what was then the Oklahoma City Southwestern College (now Southwestern Christian University).  Over his life, he wrote numerous articles, many books, delivered countless lectures, and served as president of a small college in Bristol and one in Ontario.

Using letters, personal papers, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, examinations of numerous resources and analysis of the published writings of Brooks, the author presents an introduction to his life, work and the influences, which shaped his theology. This simple work seeks to examine some of the influences and explores, in their historical and social contexts, some of the major activities in the life of this man.  “He was a scholar’ noted Hudson, “whose life of spirituality, sacrifice, and insight, left a lasting impression on all who had the privilege to know the man or read his work.”

The book will be enjoyed by any who read biographies and a welcome addition for library collections on religious history, Pentecostalism, and related topics.  The softbound, illustrated, 200-page book is available on Amazon. 

Hudson is an educator and author with degrees in history and library and information studies from the University of Oklahoma. Her previous works include One Night Club and a Mule Bar: The First 60 Years of Southwestern Christian University, Elephant Hips Are Expensive, Those Pesky Verses of Paul: Women and the New Testament, and  In Her Own Words: The Inspirational Poetry of Velma Terry, 1915-1999. 

Contact Information:
Marilyn A. Hudson /
Whorl Books /405-701-3996 /


In the spring of 2010, Southwestern Christian University alumni Tom Nix, of Oklahoma City, envisioned a long overdue tribute to Mr. Ray Ballew, Professor Emeritus at SCU.

Securing the help of award winning writer Dr. Robert C. Grupe and editor Dr. Peter Pierro, Tom Nix collaborated with thousands of people whose lives have been touched by Dr. Ballew, encouraging him to start the book.  Ray Ballew: His Life, His Legacy. The Story of a Person who Makes a Difference, Le Colibri Publishing Co. Bethany, Oklahoma, 2012, is the result.

On Friday, April 27th, there will be a celebration of Mr. Ballew's life and career in the field of music and instruction with a book release and signing held in the SCU Conference Center located on the bottom level of the North Hall Residence facility.

The book release and signing event will include dinner and a concert performed by many of Mr. Ballew's current and former students. The cost to attend is $20. Books will be sold for $12 the night of the event and $10 if they are pre-ordered.

All profits from this event will go to the Ray Ballew Music Scholarship Foundation.

For more information about the event or to pre-order a book, please contact Tom Nix by phone at 405-406-3201, by email at, or find him on Facebook.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Bernard Albaugh’s book, Red Wolf and Little Coyote: Their Trail is a captivating saga of characters – late woodland era hunters and gatherers - facing common human dreams of their future, hope for love, and the challenges of life. Set against a backdrop of the pristine world just west of the Mississippi River along the Des Moines River in what is now Iowa, the very human story is absorbing, pulling the reader into a world both familiar and unique.  Growing into young men, the two main characters learn the rituals and meaning of their place in their tribal society. It is a book of the transcendent and universal story of how each life – no matter when it is lived - influences the flow of history through acts of loyalty, love and courage.  Readers who have enjoyed such books as Morgan Llyewelyn’s The Horse Goddess  or Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear, are sure to enjoy this work of Albaugh’s.