Thursday, January 10, 2019

March Speaker

In March, the Prosateurs are excited to be hearing from Staci Mauney at their regular monthly meeting.

Staci is a professional writer and editor and indie author. She is the co-owner of Prestige Prose, a freelance writing and editing company. She earned a Master of Education in secondary education from Cameron University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. As an author, she has written four devotionals in the Echoes of Joy series, all of which can be found on her website HERE. You can also sign up for her newsletter to hear the latest on her publishing activities.

Her Yorkshire terrier, Lilly, is the main character in her devotionals and her blog, which can also be found on her website. She has had short stories published in Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul; Owl Hootings, Vol. II; Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland, and the OWFI Report and has worked as a content writer for Oklahoma Farm and Ranch magazine. Staci volunteers for a variety of organizations in her local community.

She has been a member of OWFI since 2007 and is currently serving as the 2019 OWFI president.

You can follow her:
Facebook @StaciMauneyAuthor,
Twitter @SMauneyAuthor,
Instagram @sdmauney

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2018 Christmas Gift Guide: "Undying"

By Stephen B. Bagley & Gail Henderson

Enjoy a good shiver on a moonlit night with these thrilling, chilling poems. Oklahoma poets and authors Stephen B. Bagley and Gail Henderson share a sometimes darkly humorous look at the creatures of the ever night, mythical and otherwise. You'll meet a vampire who definitely doesn't sparkle, a werewolf who chooses freedom, gods and goddesses who are all too human, brave astronauts and greedy planet jumpers, and down to earth monsters who may live next door. You'll learn what happens to a modern day Dr. Frankenstein after he creates the perfect woman, why it's better to refuse that crimson invitation, and the sorrow that stalks us even when the sky is bright and the clouds few. You might even discover the creature that goes bump in the night is actually you.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2018 Christmas Gift Guide - "Mind Trip"

Mind Trip
By Heath Stallcup

These are just some of the dark and twisted ideas that have run through the mind of Heath Stallcup over the years. Join him in a journey to the darker side of short story fiction. A compiled collection of short stories for your reading pleasure. Mobsters intent on ruling the world reveals that sometimes you just can’t go home. The release of a zombie virus on a small rural college town, followed by the ramifications on the parent company and the results of trying to hide your culpability. Sometimes reality isn’t what you think it is. Those noises in the attic may not be rats… Dwelling on the past can be introspective but refusing to let go will skew your reality. When asking Santa for something, remember to be specific. The search for ultimate truth and knowledge opens the creator to dark influences. You know you are about to die. You want nothing more than to protect your loved ones. In a fever induced delirium you lead the threat away from those you care most about.

Monday, January 7, 2019

2018 Christmas Gift Guide - "Tales from Bethlehem"

Tales from Bethlehem
By Stephen B. Bagley

You've heard the story a thousand times: glorious angels, lowly shepherds, brightly shining star, three Wise Men, and wee babe in a manger. But have you ever wondered about everyone else in tiny Bethlehem on that marvel of nights? What did they think? What did they do? How would you have responded? In these funny and touching tales, you'll meet a stable boy, a serving girl, an honest spy, an astounding clerk, an empty innkeeper, a mighty ship of the desert, and many others as they share their amazing "Tales from Bethlehem."

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

2018 Christmas Gift Guide - "Whispers of the Past"

Whispers of the Past
By Heath Stallcup

When grave robbers disturb the tomb of Sheriff James ‘Two Guns’ Tolbert searching for Old West relics, a force is unleashed, hellbent for blood. How does a Sheriff’s Department from a small North Texas community stop a brutal murderer that is targeting criminals? A murderer that leaves no physical evidence and commits acts so heinous that seasoned officers find the crime scenes too morbid to imagine. Over a hundred years in the making, a vengeful spirit now hunts for its killers. If those responsible can’t be made to pay, their progeny will.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

2018 Christmas Gift Guide - "Patchwork Skin"

Patchwork Skin
By Barbara Shepherd

Patchwork Skin is a collection of "hospital poems" and can take the place of a get-well card to send to someone who may be facing a medical crisis. Shepherd has endured illness and severe injuries but still maintains a positive attitude. In Patchwork Skin, she shares her conversations in and out of the hospital and hopes her words may help others. In this second edition, she includes four new poems, two of which were written when one of her sons died suddenly.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

2018 Christmas Gift Guide - "Murder by the Acre"

Murder by the Acre
By Stephen B. Bagley

The librarian and the reporter are back! This time Bernard and Lisa stumble on the body of a local jeweler and ladies' man in an underground house. As the couple and Chief Donaldson investigate, they find themselves drawn into a confusing mystery of lies and alibis that involves the upper crust of Ryton, Oklahoma. Questions abound: Who killed him and how? Why doesn't the widow care that her husband is dead? Why doesn't his mistress? What does the mysterious Aventura Corporation have to do with the murder? What is the corporation hiding? Soon events spiral out of control as the killer strikes again and again. As the three dig for the truth, they upset powerful, vengeful people. The chief might lose his job, but Bernard and Lisa could lose their lives in this suspenseful sequel to Murder by Dewey Decimal.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018 Christmas Gift Guide - "Caldera"

By Heath Stallcup

For years, the biggest threat that Yellowstone was thought to offer was in the form of its semi-dormant super volcano. Little did anyone realize the threat was real and slowly working its way to the surface, but not in the form of magma. Lying deep within the bowels of the earth itself, an ancient virus waited. Recently credited with the extinction of Neanderthal man, the virus erupts into a crowded Yellowstone. The park is packed with sight seers and party goers during a benefit concert who are all now fodder for the ancient rage virus. Follow along as Park Rangers and local Sheriff’s find themselves overwhelmed with a park full of infected human cannibals.

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