Monday, July 20, 2020

SOONER SAUCERS: OKLAHOMA UFOS 1947-1969

Oklahoma based author Marilyn A. Hudson has been called the 'genie of bizarre historical research' (1) and her fiction writing has been described as 'darkly poetic' (2)...

"Her nonfiction delivers the stories and events that missed the major history books and her fiction stirs the imagination."
 

The latest book by this author is a survey of the stories of things seen in the sky and on the ground in Oklahoma from 1947-1969, entitled SOONER SAUCERS. Hudson's previous work featured tales and people from Oklahoma's Gilded Age with Oklahoma Bad Girls.

Marilyn A. Hudson has been a library professional in public, school, and academic libraries. Listed in the 1997 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, she was the 2002 recipient of the OLA Outstanding New Librarian Award, and member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, Golden Key, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Her general research interests are in history, especially social, religious, and church history; women’s studies; mythology, folklore and storytelling.

She started writing by authoring essays, articles, and editorials in a number of periodicals, serving as a contributing editor for two and as a newspaper stringer in Enid, Oklahoma.  Over the years she has been newsletter editor for several organizational newsletters.

She has presented workshops, speeches and shared stories to a diverse range of audiences she kept spellbound and engaged.

Hudson was lead writer and editor of the book, One Night Club and A Mule Barn: The First 60 Years of Southwestern Christian University and authored, Those Pesky Verses of Paul: Examining Women in the New Testament, Elephant Hips are Expensive, When Death Rode the Rails, Madame Delaine, Noel Brooks, The Windows of Wesley, Stories Stage Center and others.

Her fictional works include the novels, The Bones of Summer, The Mound, Foul Harvest and The Sword of Anath.

She received a B.A. in History and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma.



Source 1: Doug Dawgz Blog     
Source 2:  Author Keith Pyeatt



Visit her blog, UKOSKIES for more on the topic of UFOs or as they are now termed by the military, UAOs.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Lu Clifton's Latest Sam Chitto Mystery Now Available.


 
Five-Dollar Indian, A Sam  Chitto Mystery (Released 5/15/2020)
Two Shadows Books
978-0-9985284-6-5 (Pprbk)
978-0-9985284-7-2 (Ebook)

Description: Upheaval comes to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma over a proposed Native Theme park. The odd alliance of an Apache and a Sioux promoter attracts the attention of Choctaw officers when a powwow doesn’t seem to be the philanthropic fund-raiser it is touted to be. Then a fourteen-year-old Sioux boy is found dead in the Kiamichi Wilderness. The death looks like a drug overdose, but the country investigator finds other, more baffling evidence that draws in the unauthorized involvement of four tribal officers: one Sioux and three Choctaw, including Lieutenant Sam Chitto.

Lawmen are the “thin blue line” that holds back chaos, but each officer struggles with his own internal demons that put adherence to the code of ethics and the vows he took as an officer at risk. The dead boy’s grandfather, the Sioux officer, believes he has evidence the death was murder and wants to execute his own brand of justice. Meanwhile, Sam discovers one of the promoters is a five-dollar Indian – a white man posing as native to profit at Native Americans’ expense. The imposter is none other than Leon Messina, grandson of old drug lord Victor Messina - the man behind the gangland killing of Sam’s father.

Will mistrust, suspicion, and a deep desire for revenge prevent these four lawmen from working together to ensure justice is served?


About the Author:
Lu Clifton writes adult mysteries set in Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle, with a mingling of Native American cultural beliefs and traditions. She became interested in those cultural traditions while tracing her mother’s Choctaw roots. 

She was born in and spent her early childhood in southeastern Oklahoma, then moved to the Texas Panhandle with her family. She completed an associate degree at Amarillo Junior College in Texas and a B.A. and M.A. in English at Colorado State University. She now resides in Illinois. Her two happily married sons live in Oregon and Illinois and stay in close touch. Her housemate is a gray tabby named Mary Jane that she rescued from an animal shelter.

Writing for adults and children, she is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Mystery Writers of America, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The first three books in the Sam Chitto mystery series were finalists for the Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction in the year following publication. Released in 2019, Seeking Grace in Beulah Land, a Novel, was a finalist for the 2020 award.

She has three middle-grade novels in print. Her middle-grade novel, Freaky Fast Frankie Joe, received a Friends of American Writers Award for Juvenile Fiction in 2013, and Seeking Cassandra won the 2017 Oklahoma Book Award for Young Adult Fiction.

Books by Lu Clifton
Sam Chitto Mysteries
  Scalp Dance
  The Bone Picker
  The Horned Owl
  Five-Dollar Indian
Stand-alone Novel
  Seeking Grace in Beulah Land
Children’s/YA Novels
  Freaky Fast Frankie Joe
  Immortal Max
  Seeking Cassandra
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Lu Clifton

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Oklahoma Bad Girls

https://www.amazon.com/Oklahoma-Bad-Girls-Interesting-Neighborhood/dp/1974403181

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

OKLAHOMA BAD GIRLS Looks at some Gals and Pals of the Gilded Age

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

AUTHOR GABIEL ALEXANDRU APETROAIE; THE ADVENTURES OF ATLAS

Title: The Adventures of Atlas

Author: Gabriel Alexandru Apetroaie

Publisher: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

ASIN: B013IY5HQQ

Description: In the year 2681, Humanity is on the verge of extinction due to a mega-volcano which has awakened after many centuries. However, there is hope in the form of a giant ship called Atlas, built by the Human race to escape the Armageddon. It will carry our race from our solar system to the neighboring galaxy in search for a new place to call "home" in an epic adventure story filled with love, hate, betrayal, loyalty and teamwork.

URL: amazon.com/author/gabrielalexandruapetroaie

Monday, April 6, 2015

Roma Gray - Horror Author

Received a copy and was delightfully surprised by the scope and style of the stories. They revealed an imaginative author whose longer works will be interesting to read.
 
They are presented as largely unconnected stories that actually stem from other, full-length works, soon to be published. They tease and leave the reader searching for when those longer works will be released.  An intriguing twist are the interviews at the end of the book with some of the characters encountered in the stories.
 
She has a sparse yet active and direct style that lends itself well to the thrill based stories of the macabre. A keen sense of the horror genre makes her unafraid to take a wry and witty look at the plots and her characters. 
 
Mark her down as an author to follow. -
 
Marilyn A. Hudson, author of Foul Harvest, The Sword of Anath, The Mound, and The Bones of Summer among others.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Author Donald Graham Jr.

ARE YOU ABLE TO RECOGNIZE CHANGE?

"Most of us are familiar with the story about the prodigal son. The bible says that after squandering all of his inheritance and living in a pigsty, 'he came to himself'. It was after this revelation that he decided it would be best to go back home to his father's house. Essentially, he took inventory of where his life was, and then made a conscious decision to make a change for the better. I learned a valuable lesson from this story several years ago as I began taking inventory of my life, and the necessary steps I needed to take in order to navigate my own season of change. Like the prodigal son, I was determined to put away childish things and walk worthy of the calling that was upon my life. As a result, I decided to write this book in order to help people recognize the season they are in and to provide them with the inspiration and insight to navigate their way through it. Let's take this journey together!" - Minister Donald Graham Jr.
 
Motivational Speaker, Mentor & Award Winning Author, Donald Graham Jr. helps you to chart a new course through his work, "Navigating Your Seasons of Change".  Graham can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.  Combining his experience, training, and education, Graham addresses what a person needs to do to successfully navigate their life - no matter what phase they may be currently traveling.
 
  
Publisher:        Createspace/Amazon
ISBN:              1482541653
Copyright:       2/25/2013
Website:          http://ministerdonaldgrahamjr.com


Monday, September 29, 2014

CORNELL AMIR GARVIN DEBUT NOVEL "A HUSTLER BY NATURE"

AUTHOR JUNCTION is always delighted to introduce audiences to new voices and emerging writers from around the globe.  The decision to follow that dream of writing and communicating an inner vision is not easy.  It involves commitment, learning, struggle, and the courage to keep improving how and what is shared. To dare to dream to be something and work toward that goal is what the creative heart is all about.  It is at once a fragile flower easily and often chilled by criticism and also a mighty rock that endures the fierce torrents to remain firmly committed.  Today we present one such new voice in Cornell Amir Garvin and his book, "A Hustler By Nature."  Keep an eye on him - there are powerful stories inside him waiting for their time to touch the world.
Cornell Amir Garvin’s Bio
Cornell Amir Garvin is a new aspiring author. He was raised in Newark, NJ. At the age of fourteen he went to Wilmington, DE to live with his father. After spending majority of his twenties incarcerated he decided to turn his life around. He discovered that he had a talent to write fictional stories based on the experiences he witnessed and lived. A Hustler by Nature is Amir’s debut novel with many more gripping stories to follow.
 
Book Synopsis
 15  year old Keyshawn has the streets in his blood; his father Raheem was street Legend who ran the city of Newark ; only before he went to war with an enemy that caused him to spend the rest of his life in jail. His mother Rolanda a.k.a Ro, is the true definition of a Gangsta Bitch. After Raheem went to prison Ro kept a strong hold of their projects "Prince street". Keyshawn learns a valuable lesson when the streets snatches up both his parents. And the knowledge of the game that his mother taught him becomes his life. Can Keyshawn reclaim his family legacy or will he end up wit the same fate as his parents?
Amazon e-book link
Book promotional video.
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Cornell Amir Garvin
A Hustler By Nature
Garvin-Garvin Publishing
Urban Grapevine Media & Publishing

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Author Brian Young Launches New Series


Brian Young's 'The Sullen Queen' is an enjoyable tale rich with mythic forms, setting and action.  The main character, young Prince Rhun ap Maelgwn, is well developed and suited to the role of the hero setting out on the journey that will test him to the core.  The pace is active and the plot often surprising making sure the reader is entertained and engaged.  At times, the writing takes on an almost epic and lyrical cadence.  As the last line is read and this volume concludes, there is a strong sense that one has returned from sitting at the feet of an ancient storyteller who shared some long forgotten saga.  Lovers of fantasy, of action, and all Celtophiles will enjoy this work and eagerly look forward to the next installment.  

Available in both print and Kindle versions.

About the Author
Brian Young is an award winning game designer for Troll Lord Games, Secretary for the Celtic League, Educator, and an author with Damnation Books/Eternal Press with over half a dozen titles published already and more on the way. He was a local Horror Host on both TV and radio and creator and founder for a traditional Halloween event ‘Scare on the Square’ with a Bachelors in History from NWOSU (2002), and a Masters in Arthurian Studies from the University of Wales Lampeter (2007) and now beginning his PhD in Celtic Studies from Y Drindod Dewi Sant.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

AUTHOR NATAISHA HILL

TITLE: Partially Broken Never Destroyed
AUTHOR: Nataisha Hill
PUBLISHER: Tai-Lor Made Books (March 15, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0985323219


Description: Kayla is in love with Jeremy until she finds out he is an abuser and a cheater. She tries to move on but continues to get involved with situations against her favor. Kayla winds up caught in her own lies and deception once she discovers she is pregnant. Then Kayla decides to move to Georgia and pursue other opportunities only to be disappointed again. She roommates with a co-worker and eventually finds out the roommate only moved with her to be closer to a married man who is vicious. On top of that, Kayla is dealing with issues of her own that are life changing once she gets involved in another relationship with a street pharmacist. She ends up backtracking and moving with a serial cheater and liar who has more than a few skeletons in his closet. Based on some true events


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sgt Windflower Returns in 'Beneath the Surface'!


Lovers of mysteries, character driven fiction, and the out of the ordinary will want to explore the "Sgt. Windflower Series" by Canadian author Mike Martin. The Sgt. Windflower Mystery books are a traditional east coast mystery series, but it is more cozy than hard core violent. It is a soft-boiled police procedural, light on procedure and long on food and fun.  The protagnoist is a "foodie" and the reader is assured that once again there’s plenty of food!  Breakfast, lunch and especially dinner is always an adventure for Windflower. Braised rabbits, apple-honey pork chops, stuffed sole and Baked Alaska with a Newfoundland twist.

Beneath the Surface (Mike Martin; Booklocker.com) ws published April 15, 2014 (ISBN 978-1632631138) and in this third installment of the series, Sgt. Windflower is back on the scene of the crime.


He is joined again by his trusted ally Eddie Tizzard, his rock-steady girl, Sheila, and a wide cast of supporters. Together they face down an international crime syndicate operating on the East Coast, and help Windflower deal with the modern challenges of sexual harassment and corruption while re-discovering his roots and inner strength.

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Surface-Sgt-Windflower-Martin/dp/163263113X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1400672362&sr=8-1

Mike Martin
Author of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series

 
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Author Patti "Sassy Angel" Chiappa


One of the signs of healing is being able to look at the wound and see beyond the pain.  For many this is a long journey and sometimes thee are "Ambassadors of Love" to help see meaning in senseless confusion and chaos.
 
This book is not an exploration of the open wounds of the 9/11 tragedy but a look at the lessons we can draw from the event and its impact. Through the lives of people touché by the event issues of faith, hope, kindness, mercy and compassion are touchingly explored.
 
A gripping tale that pulls you into the story and the people facing their darkest hours.  In the aftermath of that tragedy people rose to find their better selves and Ambassadors of Love reminds us we can be that better self all the time...if we so wish.
 
Find it ebook and print format at Amazon.com.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Author: Michele Bryd Shares "My 2 Secrets"



 "My 2 Secrets: An Adoption Story" is an emotional journey of a birth mother before, during and after the adoption of her two children.  It chronicles the impact these choices have had on her existing and future relationships and her general outlook on life during these times. 
 
 
A heartfelt true story of a birth mother's emotional journey surrounding the choice of adoption for her two children. It is an in depth account of the ongoing struggle involved in keeping the secret, and the impacts those choices had on family members and future relationships.
 
 
It is a story of truth and acceptance coming full circle. A must read for anyone involved in the adoption process including those in counseling, or any child or adult who grapples with trying to understand why they were adopted.
 
Available in print and Kindle versions.

ISBN - 10: 1494703335
ISBN - 13: 978-1494703332
Copyright Date: December 17, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Eric Nierstedt Releases The Lightrider Journals

Author Eric Nierstedt announces the publication of  his new work, The Lightrider Journals.  The novel  is published through iUniverse (Nov. 2012; ISBN  9781475956122). Learn more and order via www.thelightriderjournals.com.
 
Description: Joseph Hashimoto is happy with his ordinary life. A man who believes in fairness and just action, Joe’s greatest love is his family. But as he moves about his days, he is completely unaware that his actions are carefully observed. With one momentous decision, Joe’s ordinary life is about to transform into an extraordinary existence.

While attempting to save a little girl from danger, Joe is killed in a violent explosion. But instead of dying, his soul is brought before the elemental Architects of the Universe, who tell him he has been chosen for a sacred duty. Reborn as Lightrider, the earthly representative of Light, Joe is given leadership over the Elemental Knights, a group of half-man, half-animal beings. Charged with maintaining balance between good and evil, Joe must police both sides and destroy anyone who threatens to ruin it. As Joe struggles with his conflicting emotions and longing for home, he must face his greatest threat- the ancient Chaos Demons.
 About the author: Eric Nierstedt, a reader since birth and a writer since high school graduated from Kean University with a bachelors’ degree in English. In 2011, his work was selected for the Unlimited Potential Theatre’s NJ Wordsmith Competition. He writes professionally for the Westfield Leader newspaper, the online magazine Suite101, and the official Lightrider blog (http://lightriderjournals.wordpress.com/), where he analyzes writing as a craft and in popular media. He is a lifelong resident of Garwood, NJ, and is currently working on the sequel to Lightrider, Equites.
 
You can catch him on Dec. 5th, at the Cranford NJ Public Library for a book signing. 
 

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