2015 Lawton Chautauqua (June 16-20)
If you’ve followed my website at all recently, then you know that my upcoming novel, The Edge of Nowhere, follows the story of a widowed mother of ten children struggling to survive through the 1930s Oklahoma Dust Bowl. But what was the Dust Bowl, really? The Lawton Public Library in Lawton, Oklahoma is hosting a…
Red Oklahoma Earth
My novel, The Edge of Nowhere, is expected to be released this Fall by Penner Publishing. In it, I talk extensively of my love for the red Oklahoma dirt. It’s hard to imagine unless you’ve seen it firsthand, so I’ve stolen this photo from my cousin. Ignore the mud – Oklahoma is under siege at present…
I Will Never Forget!
Today marks the 20th anniversary of a day I will never forget. At 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh parked a Ryder truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and detonated what equated to 5,000 pounds of explosives. In the end, 168 combined adults and children were killed that day. All…