Northern Oklahoma Literary Book Festival

Northern Oklahoma Literary Arts Book Festival

Sponsored by Visual Solutions of Ponca City



The Night Eagles Soared by Steve Newman


A Special Forces Team Sergeant who leads the first team of Green Berets into Afghanistan after 9-11; and although it is a fictional story it was inspired by true events.


 Chloe May, Daughter of the Dust Bowl by Grace Lundmark

This historical fiction is based on the true story of her mother’s family as they struggled to survive the Great Depression and devastating sand storms of the Dust Bowl on the high plains of Oklahoma during the 1920’s and ‘30’s.


Dark Side by C. C. Brown

Paranormal Thriller

The sacred relic of the undead... the Vampire Bible has fallen into the hands of a paranormal artifact dealer. An eBay bid and an annual vacation leads Koleen O'Brien

and her five friends to San Antonio to deliver the book to a wealthy Texan.

They are clueless to the fact that a pack of bloodthirsty vampires are stalking them to reclaim the Bible.


Old Acquaintances by Ursula Hill Gorman


Rissa is confronted with an unknown enemy that turns her life into a living nightmare.

She tries to convince herself that everything happening around her is just

coincidence, but she can’t fool herself for long. When horrible things keep happening, she turns to her best friend Matt for help. But whom can she turn to when he suddenly jumps to the top of the suspect list?


The Many Faces of Murder by Franklin Willson

What if you could then use that confusion for good—for murder. Jack does just that.

After being laid off by a corrupt man, he decides to take his fate into his own hands, but the face of others. After he acquires an invaluable machine that allows him to submit photographs and output any face he pleases, he begins to plot his new life.


Love Has a Double Edge by Barry Powell


Hello ladies and gentlemen, my name is Barry Powell. I am an Englishmen born and bred. Married to an American lady, I have spent most of my working life as a golf professional. As you read this book of passion, intrigue and espionage,

it is my hope that you will also discover some of the meanings of LOVE?


A Trail of Broken Promises by Jess Joslin

Historical Fiction

"A nation torn apart. A woman ripped from her husband. A terrifying forced march. A Trail of Broken Promises takes the reader down a dark road in the history of a nation

built on religious freedom and the concept of all men being created equal."


Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge by Gloria Teague

This Coming-of-age story in an era of bobby socks, poodle skirts and the freckled-faced girl that wore them. It's also about the Deep South and sweetly flawed women who taught her what she was meant to be and what she was not meant to be.

Their corner of the world was filled with folklore, superstition, and mystical ideas.

Her grandmother believed and practiced most of these, passing them onto the next generation. The little girl's life was populated with strange relatives, quirky neighbors and mysterious bible verses that could stop the flow of blood.


Christian Fiction


A Legacy of Love by Victoria Burks


With her love life in shambles, Danielle McKinnon is ready for a change...a big change. So when a letter arrives from an attorney in Georgia, stating that she's the beneficiary of a distant relative's estate, it's an opportunity she can't pass up investigating. A trip to

Atlanta reveals her inheritance includes ownership of Stratford Hall, a historic, secret-laden, 200-year-old, and antebellum manor in the midst of the Appalachian Hills. But while ownership of this manor seems like a dream come true, there are others determined to claim the estate for themselves. Author Victoria Burks creates an exciting story of faith, romance, and danger leaving readers guessing till the very end!


The Happy Accident by Laurence Stoll


Brad Burke comes home from the Navy to find his beloved Emily married to his brother. His life and faith shattered, he tries to run away from everything and everyone he loves.

As a result of a near fatal accident, he finds a new love, Audrey, and through her a new faith. Follow the lives of Brad, Emily, and Audrey as their paths entwine in a way they never could have imagined.


The Tapeworm Emails and the Gloria Airmails by Marry McReynolds


There is a supernatural battle raging every day all around us, but we mortals see none of it. This supernatural battle is a battle for our souls. Only we can choose to go toward the light or the dark, but the demons and angels have their own devices for swaying our

C.S. Lewis’ enduring classic, The Screwtape Letters.


A Matter of Trust by Sherrilyn Polf

Historical Fiction

Stanford University is out of reach for most Colorado teens in 1939. The opportunity to

gain an education there is beyond nineteen-year-old Dena Caulter’s wildest rural dreams. Yet Uncle Walter, a professor at the prestigious university, extends an open door to his home as well as the Howard Hughes Aeronautics program, and Dena is more than willing to spread her wings. Upon arriving in California, Dena feels her rustic roots

showing but easily adapts to a more sophisticated lifestyle alongside her cousins,

Emily and Stuart. Life may be offering opportunities and fun Dena never thought existed,

but her naïve world is about to get a huge dose of reality.


Nan’s Heritage Series by Elaine Littau

Historical Fiction/Western

Series includes: Luke’s Legacy, Nan’s Journey, and Elk’s Resolve

She was sure that his heart was Ute, but his heritage was all White man. Driven to escape his past and the demons who haunt him, Elk discovers a love he long thought dead. Set against the rugged beauty of the Colorado Rockies of the 1800s, Elk's Resolve follows the travails and triumphs of Elk, the White Indian. Guided by the hand of God, he finds his true self and defeats the voices who demand his destruction. In Elk's Resolve, Book II Littau depicts characters who struggle with hatred, depression, loss,

and fear. Elk's Resolve will fascinate you from the first page.


Salvaged by Stefne Miller

Young Adult Fiction

When Attie moves to Oklahoma to stay with the Bennetts for the summer, she hopes she has left her nightmares behind. But her battle is far from over, and Riley Bennett steps forward to help her fight the nighttime monsters. As the battle wears on, Riley

begins fighting monsters of his own: his feelings for Attie. And Attie realizes she must

begin to face the monsters of the night herself if she wants to conquer them for good.


Rise by Stefne Miller

Young Adult Fiction

In the captivating, highly anticipated sequel to Salvaged, Attie is faced with the challenge of fitting in at a new school.  Riley continues to fight with her and for her as she encounters difficult battles. He has been her protection, but he can’t protect her forever.


Young Adult Fiction


Providence by Jamie McGuire

YA Paranormal Romance

Nina Grey finds herself the center of a war between Hell and Earth. She meets Jared Ryel by chance…or so she believes. Although his stunning good looks and mysterious

talents are a welcome distraction, it soon becomes clear that Jared knows more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University. Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save—by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.


Series by Jim Baumgardner

YA Historical Fiction

Sarah's Wish, Sarah's Promise

Sarah’s Escape, and Sarah’s Quest soon to be released

Sarah’s Wish: With the recent death of her mother, Sarah Smith now had the lives of Rachel's "packages" in her hands. Sarah's Wish invites you to enter the 19th century world of secrets and broken promises, runaways and slave catchers, colorful gypsies

and noisy riverboats, and Granny. Although Granny's hilarious dialect and lively antics

are sure to keep you laughing, not all is happy. Emotions take a ride as Sarah's big wish

appears hopeless.


Novels by Zona Crabtree

Gray Wolf, The Travelers, White Dove, The Return, and Shadow Hawk

YA Native American Folklore

This adventure fiction series takes place in the eastern part of the country in the early 1700s. a young Indian girl is rescued from white trappers by a boy from another village.

When two young braves try to take her back to her people, the trappers follow the three of them. The story follows the lives of Gray Wolf and White Dove as both villages face problems. The books are for all ages.


Teen/Older Children and Young Children’s Fiction

The Forsaken by Saydi Peters

Juvenile Fiction/Family/Adoption

Kelsey, Brennon, Samuel, and Matthew all share the everday fear and anxiety of living in a household full of anger and abuse. Thankfully they also have something else in common—a person in their life who wants to see them in a positive, encouraging, healthy environment. With the effort of a few good Samaritans, the kids are moved

from their abusive lifestyles to the beautiful Cabin in the Woods. This is a place free of pain. Unfortunately, the owner of the cabin is informed that the cabin has to close its doors and all the children have to find new homes. Will they find a home full of love? Or will they be The Forsaken?"


Kory’s Jungle by Ann M. Jayne

Fiction ages 9-12

Kory’s Jungle is the fictional story of a young boy named Ian who is experiencing several changes: a new house, a new school, and Doug, the school bully. Through the jungle paintings on his bedroom wall, Ian embarks on various adventures that help him learn

how to deal with Doug, especially when the incidents escalate.


Turtle Speaks Series by Linda Rous

Native American Folklore/Fairytales filled with Linda’s original artwork

Things Seen, Spirit Animals, Creation, Tell Me Why, Animal Stories, Indian Maidens, and My People Linda Tiger Woman Rous has been a traditional oil painter for over 40 years.  She walks two worlds between the Iroquois blood of her mother and the Anglo blood of her father.


 Adelia’s Last Name by Marilyn Davis and Roxie McBride

Family Heritage ages 9-12Adelia knows she is different. Her name stands out from other children's simple names. Her friends can't pronounce it, no one can spell it, and everyone laughs at it. Will she ever fit in? In Marilyn Davis and Roxie McBride's charming story, Adelia's Last Name,

Adelia learns to appreciate her family name and become who she was meant to be.


The Gift Box That Meant Everything by Marjorie Simmons

Life was pretty hard for Cecee and his daddy, and Christmas didn't look like it was going to get any better. Even though Cecee's daddy worked really hard at the factory, they didn't have very much money. Cecee wasn't even sure he would get any presents this year, but that was before The Gift Box That Meant Everything.

It really is the thought that counts.


Sleep My Child by Eyvonna Rains

Bed-Time Picture Book

Help your little one drift off to dreamland with this rhyming picture book.

A Whisper on Your Pillow by Deanne Maynard

Bed-Time Picture Book

Grown-ups often overlook ways to share tender moments with the 'Little Ones' in their lives who leave the biggest impact on their hearts. Author Deanne Maynard invites readers to join her in a story of one mother's love for her child.


Jungle Friends by Brenda Salladay


Leo the Lion is feeling bad and does not know what to do. Jungle Friends is a delightful tale about friendship and love.


Shark Puppies Adventures Series by Nancy Rogers-Hait

Habersham’s Playhouse and Nikki to the Rescue

Ages 4-8

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 a secret.


Growning Up Stories by Theodore Haynes

"Growing Up Stories" is a quartet of humorous short stories of life as seen through the eyes of a poor, Black, pre-school youngster growing up in 1930s and 1940s segregated

Oklahoma. This book is absolutely delightful reading for youthful readers and those who are young at heart. It provides educational background for those young folks who know very little about what life was like "way back when." Iit offers a nostalgic flash back to a time when life was simpler.



Marland Tragedy by Kim Brumley

Historical Non-fiction

Playboy. Gambler. Pioneer. Oilman. Politician. Eccentric. Philanthropist. These titles and many more have been used to describe E.W. Marland, oil tycoon and tenth governor of Oklahoma. But in the midst of all the rumors and controversy, who was he really?



Chilocco: Memories of a Native American Boarding School by Kim Brumley

Historical Non-fiction

A rare glimpse inside the educational institution that has been completely inaccessible to the public for more than thirty years.

The doors of the school opened to one hundred Native American students in 1884 under the direction of Major James Haworth and remained open until 1980, a span of nearly one hundred years. During that time, 18,000 students from 126 different Native American tribes attended.


Magic Cards by James Ballard

Social Science/Biography

A Generational Perspective on Materialism in America

“In 1950, something occurred serving as a catalyst to change our old way of life.”


Serenity by Bill Hanks


"My name is Bill H., and I'm, well...complicated! Clinically, I'm a recovering drug addict—with attention deficit disorder to boot—who, after twenty-two years of consuming a plethora of mind-bending toxins, is very much grateful to be alive."


Christian Non-Fiction

Without Regrets by Kristi Burchfiel

Christian Living" excellent, practical book on how to relate the truths found in Solomon's writing to daily life... Pat Bullock, associate pastor"


Snapshots of Grace…Divine Appointments with God by Patty Curl

Christian Living How would you describe those moments when you feel a nudge in

your heart and do something different that turns out just right? What about unexplainable

happenings? These are divine appointments with God.


Lessons from the Sticker Patch by Shari England

Shari England brings encouragement and inspiration through the creative combination of the bumps and bruises of real life and real faith drawn from the vivid accounts of childhood through parenthood, while laying a foundation of truth and wisdom found only in God’s Word.


Heart Thoughts by Thelma Summers


In her debut book, Thelma Summers shares with wit, humor and spiritual insight the everyday happenings that make up her life as a minister's wife, mother of six,

and "Mimi" to 18 grandchildren. Be surprised and inspired by the twists and turns that end these entertaining and heart-warming true stories that reflect God's love and care to one friend or family member after another. Let these true-to-life accounts written in her inimitable descriptive style “bring you to the feet of Jesus."

Thelma’s second book, "Seasons of the Heart", will be available soon.



Wanderer: Poetry Inspirational, Romantic, and Motherly by Eyvonna Rains

 “Wanderer is a positive, inspirational, and sometimes humorous collection of poetry. My hope is that you feel the love of the Lord, love for your spouse, and love for your children when you read these verses.”


Lessons from an Oklahoma Girlhood by Dorothy Alexander

Dorothy Alexander is a poet, storyteller and publisher living in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, co-owner and editor/publisher of Village Books Press, a two-woman poetry small press. Village Books Press focuses on publishing Oklahoma poets, including the poetry of young adults and children. Village Books Press has published the work of approximately twenty Oklahoma poets in the nine years since its inception, including nine finalists

and two first-place winners of the Oklahoma Book Awards for poetry.


Event date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Marland Grand Home
1000 E. Grand Ave.
Ponca City