Fiction Author Panel
Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 1:45 p.m.
Sponsor: Public Libraries Division (PLD)
Join us in welcoming Oklahoma fiction authors Carolyn Hart, Constance Squires, Will Thomas, and Crystal Inman to this discussion facilitated by Anne Harris.
Carolyn Hart, the author of 51 mysteries, will be a 2014 Grand Master at the Mystery Writers of America annual Edgars banquet May 1 in New York City. A native of Oklahoma City, she is a journalism graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She has written standalone suspense as well as three mystery series. The Bailey Ruth Raeburn series is set in a fictional Oklahoma town inspired by her husband's hometown of Ada.
Crystal Inman started her publishing career in 2005 with her first title, Virtually Yours. She always wrote romance but soon branched out to sub-genres including Time Travel, Paranormal, Erotic, Fantasy, and Contemporary. Her first endeavor into Erotic Romance titled What He Wants, written under the pen name C’ann Inman, was the number one bestseller for Whiskey Creek Press Torrid for two years in a row. It came out the same time as The Portrait, a paranormal romance nominated by Romantic Times Magazine for best small press Contemporary/Paranormal title. Crystal has written over a dozen books along with over half a dozen short stories. She is currently working on a five book series loosely based on an obscure Grimm Brothers tale, a full-length erotic paranormal, and a work of philosophical fiction.
Constance Squires is the author of the Oklahoma Book Award-winning novel Along the Watchtower. Her short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, This Land, Bayou, the Dublin Quarterly, the Arkansas Review, Eclectica, New Delta Review, and other magazines and have been awarded the Bob Schaccochis Award for the Short Story, The Briar Cliff Fiction Award, and the Matt Clark Fiction Prize, and nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize. Her nonfiction has appeared most recently in The New York Times, Salon, The Village Voice, Largehearted Boy, and on the NPR program "Snap Judgment". Together with Sundance fellow, Jeffrey Palmer, she is currently in production on a short documentary, "Grave Misgivings".
Will Thomas is the author of five Victorian mystery novels featuring private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn. In 2005, he won the Oklahoma Book Award for Some Danger Involved. His sixth book, Fatal Enquiry, is being published in Spring 2014 by Minotaur Books, a division of St. Martin's Press. He is a full-time librarian with the Tulsa City-County Library.