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OLA 2015: Author Panel
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Date: Friday May, 1
Time: 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Sponsor: Public Libraries Division (PLD)

Desiree WebberDesiree Webber is the co-author of three professional books for librarians and educators: Travel the Globe: Story Times, Activities and Crafts for Children (Dee Ann Corn, Elaine Harrod, Sandy Shropshire and Shereen Rasor), Integrated Library Systems: Planning, Selecting and Implementing (with Andy Peters), and The Kids’ Book Club: Lively Reading Activities for Grades 1-3 (with Sandy Shropshire). She is the author of two nonfiction books for children: The Buffalo Train Ride (which was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards, Centennial Title) and Bone Head: Story of the Longhorn (which was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards).

Desiree is the director of the Mustang Public Library since March 2012.  She received her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma.

Regina JenningsRegina Jennings is a historical romance writer from Mustang, Oklahoma. Her broad professional experience spans the gamut from working at The Mustang News to weighing pigs at the Oklahoma National Stockyards. When not writing her own historical novels, she's doing content editing for Redbud Press and homeschooling her four children. Regina graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with an English degree and a history minor. Her fifth and latest release is A Most Inconvenient Marriage.

Merline LovelaceAfter twenty-three years in the United States Air Force, Colonel Merline Lovelace hung up her uniform for the last time and jumped right into a second career as an author, basing many of her tales on her experiences in the service.

She’s now produced ninety-eight action-packed novels, many of which have made USA Today bestseller lists.  Over twelve million copies of her works are in print in 50 countries.  Named Oklahoma’s Writer of the Year and the Oklahoma Female Veteran of the Year, Merline is also a recipient of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Rita Award.

Lou BerneyLou Berney is the author of three novels: THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE (2015), the Edgar-nominated WHIPLASH RIVER (2012), and GUTSHOT STRAIGHT (2010), which was named one Booklist’s top ten debut crime novels. His short stories have appeared in publications such as THE NEW YORKER, PLOUGHSHARES, and the PUSHCART PRIZE anthology, and he’s written screenplays for, among others, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Focus Features, ABC, and Fox. Currently he teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Oklahoma City University.

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