Nita Beshear


STUART: Nita hated the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" She does so many things. She has written 3 books on quilting. She is also a member of Toastmasters and gives speeches and presentations. But mostly, she just enjoys being a mom and now a grandma. 

Deborah Bouziden


EDMOND: Bouziden has spoken and held writing workshops throughout the southwest for the Taos Institute of Art, Southwest Writers, National Association of Women Writers, Oklahoma Writers' Federation, and others 

Ree Drummond


PAWHUSKA: She planned to attend law school in Chicago, when her plans changed unexpectedly after she met and married Ladd Drummond. They live on a cattle ranch, and home school their children. She has written cookbooks, children's books and blogs about their lives on the ranch. 

Sharon Ervin


MCALESTER: "I write novels mostly for and about women, although some men like them, too. Critics say I write good dialogue. That's because I eavesdrop. A lot. America's heartland is richly blessed with fictional characters." 

Judy Goodspeed


OKLAHOMA CITY: Judy has been a newspaper contributing writer for The Wewoka, The Holdenville Tribune, and The Hughes County Times. She has had magazine articles published in Rodeo News, Outdoor Oklahoma, Good Old Days, andThe Ketchpen. 

Tammy Hinton


CANADIAN: Raised as part of an Air Force family, Tammy has lived all over the country. After one visit to Lake Eufaula, she chose Oklahoma as her final destination. Unbridled has won several awards. 


Col. Stephanie Jeffords


 DUSTIN: Col. Jeffords is a retired veteran, raised in Stillwater, where her parents taught her to be proud of her mixed heritage of Chickamauga Cherokee, O'gah'pah, and Danish descent. She writes children's books with a focus on coping skills. 

Donna Kates


STIGLER: Most cookbooks have recipes that are too involved and detailed for the busy homemaker.  Using the knowledge that I have gained from two degrees in home economics, many of my recipes use five or fewer ingredients. 

Dr. Wade McCoy


Raised in Checotah, Herb has been all over the nation as a member of the US Army. He was a rancher for over 30 years, before he began his writing career. He is the author of 4 books. 

Herb McCutchen


CHECOTAH: Raised in Checotah, Herb has been all over the nation as a member of the US Army. He was a rancher for over 30 years, before he began his writing career. He is the author of 4 books. 

Romney Nesbitt


TULSA: Romney is a Creativity Coach, art teacher, artist, and author. She writes the popular advice column, "Ask a Creativity Coach," for ART FOCUS OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE. Since the publication of her book, SECRETS FROM A CREATIVITY COACH, she's become the "go-to" speaker on the subject of creativity and productivity. 

Oklahoma Today


OKLAHOMA CITY: Oklahoma Today provides its readers the best of Oklahoma's people, places, travel, culture, food, and outdoors in an attractive and engaging publication that enhances the Oklahoma experience. 


Brian Renegar, DVM


MCALESTER: Brian is a native Oklahoman who opened his Veterinary Practice in McAlester in 1978. His practice employs 2 or more veterinarians, 1 registered vet technician plus 4 more office personnel and assistants. The practice is for large and small animals plus exotics. 

Dan Reynolds


EUFAULA: Dan retired from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections with over 30 years of correctional experience. He has written 2 books, Caged Wisdom: Learning to See Through the Bars and On the Other Side of the Bars.  

Naomi Tomlinson


HOLDENVILLE: Naomi is a retired schoolteacher, with over 30 years of experience, teaching English, Spanish, and World History. After retirement, she joined a writer's group, where she was encouraged to publish the poems that she had been writing for years 

Catherine Zoller


TULSA: Catherine has inspired countless audiences with her messages of hope, help and the power of Biblical truth, creating an ever-increasing demand for her wit, wisdom, and wisecracking delivery.