Oghma Author, Velda Brotherton, Asks ‘Why’ in her Latest Blog Post
Back in 1985 I was asked to write a column for three local weekly newspapers. The subject would be local Ozark crafts people. There was no particular reason I was asked. I think they couldn’t find anyone else. Nevertheless, I went to work not having much of an idea what I was doing. I learned how they got started creating their crafts, what they had learned over the years. How it made them feel to create something so beautiful or intricate or artistic that someone would fall in love with their product and actually pay money for it. And then I wrote a column about what I had learned.
Every artist has a story about how they started down the particular path they follow. Odd that in learning these artists and crafts people’s story, my own began. Oh, I had piddled around writing over the years, but always put it…
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Peggy Chambers “Views from the Hammock” site
What would you do if your only friend was a ghost? What would you do if you were given a magic sword and told to fight off trolls? What would you do if your only son was lost in the forests of southeast Oklahoma while you were trying to decipher the ancient runestone at Heavener? You could call Thor for help if you had the app on your phone.
Ethan went with Dad to study the runestone that summer – just another adventure into the past with Dad. Ethan was eleven and all his friends were back home playing baseball and swimming. He was stuck in the hot sticky valleys near Heavener, Oklahoma while his dad worked. He was bored until he met Glome – a boy about his age that just happened to be a ghost. Glome’s friends were thumb-sized fairies and Bob the dog, a big furry ball…
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The Sacred Alarm Clock
John T. Biggs
White man’s power runs through copper wires. When the wire is cut, their clocks all stop, Geronimo whispers to Wylie E. Chatto, a mentally challenged young Apache man. Soon, Chatto smells rosemary—the scent of complicated things, of trouble brewing on an electric stove.
Electricity is the first to go. Then gasoline. Then law and order.
For the tribes of Oklahoma, the collapse of civilization meant things were finally getting back to normal.
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Everything John T. Biggs writes is full of Oklahoma. You’ll never get the red dirt stains washed out of your mind. John reworks traditional Native American legends and sets them in the modern era, the way oral historians always intended.
A Savage Grace
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Eric Adair will spend the remainder of his life in the Institute for The Criminally Insane, convicted of thirteen barbarous murders, including his pregnant wife. But he is not alone.
An ancient demon possesses Eric’s soul, has spent years twisting the young man’s mind to satisfy his own evil whims… Urges that have gone long unsated with incarceration. Now the demon desires a new soul to corrupt. His target is Lenore Maine, a beautiful young woman who believes madness runs in her family. Will Lenore succumb to the horrors of possession? Or does she alone possess the strength to bring an end to the demon’s long reign of terror?
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