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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The Soil That Gives Me Strength

One of the things I miss most about Oklahoma is the rich red dirt.  I didn’t appreciate it when I lived there.  In fact, I probably didn’t like it much because it stains everything.  As a child, I remember having brand new, sparkling white, tennis shoes and — the first time I wore them outside … Continue reading The Soil That Gives Me Strength

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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 … Continue reading Red Oklahoma Earth

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