The Town that Built Me

El Reno people seldom see a stranger, and a person in need quickly goes from acquaintance to friend. Just one more reason I’m once again thrilled with my decision to base my novel in my hometown. El Reno residents represent the best of Oklahoma.

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Jackrabbits: The Plague of the Dust Bowl

Having grown up in Oklahoma — and as the daughter, granddaughter and niece of more than a dozen Dust Bowl survivors — I relied heavily on the stories I’d been told over the years to write my book, The Edge of Nowhere.  My dad has always been a prolific storyteller, so I had no endContinue reading “Jackrabbits: The Plague of the Dust Bowl”

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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 aContinue reading “2015 Lawton Chautauqua (June 16-20)”

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