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Thanks, Oklahoma

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I had a fabulous time at the inaugural Oklahoma Book Festival. It was great to get back to my hometown, and to share a sunny autumn day with thousands of people who wanted to hear authors talk about books. I’ll admit that before my panel, I got concerned when the front row filled up with little kids. I was there to talk about Into the Black Nowhere, which isn’t exactly a children’s book. Then a baffled mother asked, “Is this the Extreme Animals presentation?”

Well, the novel is a cat-and-mouse psychological thriller, but that wasn’t what she wanted to know. Eventually, the families all got directions to the correct tent.

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One of the great things about any book festival is getting the chance to see other authors. I was lucky to catch up with Lou Berney, a fellow Oklahoman and Edgar winner, whose new novel November Road is one of the best things I’ve read all year.

As you can see from the top photo, I signed stacks of books. They were supplied by Best of Books, a fabulous local independent bookstore. Let me tell you, those booksellers worked for days to set up the festival book tent. On Saturday they were out before sunrise, hauling boxes of books onto the display tables. They deserve massive thanks and a huge round of applause.

And if you’d like to order any signed copies of my novels, Best of Books has them. And they ship. You can order online, by phone, or in person, of course. Support local independent bookstores!

Best of Books
Kickingbird Square
1313 East Danforth Road
Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: (405)-340-9202

(Photo with Lou Berney courtesy of Joe Hight)

Saturday October 20th: Oklahoma Book Festival

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I’m excited that this weekend I’ll be taking part in the inaugural Oklahoma Book Festival. It’s going to be a terrific event and I’m happy that it will bring me back to my hometown. My schedule:

Oklahoma Book Festival
October 20, 2018
OKC Boathouse District
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Meg discusses Into The Black Nowhere
Saturday October 20,  11:00am – 11:45am
Ida Sutton Williams Headliner Tent
Signing to follow

Here’s more on the festival, from the Sunday Oklahoman: Oklahoma Book Festival to bring 50 to 75 authors to Oklahoma City this week.

If you’re in the Oklahoma City area, come on down. I hope to see you there!