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The Okie Bookcast celebrates books and writing in and about Oklahoma. Each episode includes an interview with a contributor to the reading life of Oklahoma - it might be author, publisher, librarian, reader, bookseller, or other figure. In addition to the interview, each episode includes a review from an Oklahoma author about a book they love. New episodes drop on the first Tuesday of the month. Connect with Okie Bookcast on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok - @okiebookcast.
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Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry, Volume 8

It's Volume 8 of Behind the Rain! I've got 11 poems from 10 Oklahoma poets cued up and ready for you to enjoy. Be sure to connect with the poets across their social media (linked below) to let them know how much you appreciate their work. Here's the lineup for this edition of the anthology:April and Winter - Aubrey GreenFacebook: @BlueCloverEditingWebsite: www.bluecloverediting.comLocal News From Where We Met - Seth CopelandBlueSky: @brushwithseth.bsky.socialWebsite: https://neutralspaces.co/seth_t_copeland/Unhatched and Broken - David JenningsFacebook: @DJennPhotosWebsite: davidjenningsartinphotographyandpoetry.comAnd I See It Clearly - Abagail PappasInstagram: @actually_belleGut Shot - Brand RackleyInstagram: @brandrackley Approaching Seventy - Ron WallaceWebsite: www.ronwallacepoetry.comMurrah - Paul JuhaszFacebook: Paul Juhasz AuthorNext Time - Holly JahangiriFacebook: @author.hollyjahangiriWebsite: https://jahangiri.us/2020Trying - Clay MattoxInstagram: @madoc_grams_literatureUntitled #5 - Jes McCutchenInstagram: @jesmwritesWebsite: jesmccutchenwrites.com If you'd like to submit a poem for consideration for Volume Nine of Behind the Rain (releasing July 15, 2024), visit okiebookcast.com/behindtherain for details. Submission deadline is June 15!Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
4/15/202421 minutes, 45 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J, Hannah, and special guest Andie Schulz

Hannah and I are joined by Andie Schulz to talk about what we've been reading and why you might love it. We cover everything from mind-bending horror to sweeping space operas to warm fuzzy rom-coms. There may also be some conversation about elements that would go into a YNGR Drinking Game. Enjoy the conversation and let us know your thoughts on the books we discuss. Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramDiscussed on the Show:AndieApples Never Fall - Liane MoriarityThe Girl in Cabin 13 - A.J. RiversThe Long Game - Elena ArmasAll the Missing Girls - Megan MirandaHannahA Psalm for the Wild-Built - Becky ChambersAsk For Andrea - Noelle IhliEpisode Thirteen - Craig DilouieMonster - Walter Dean MyersJThis New Dark - Chase DearingerAfter World - Debbie UrbanskiEyes of the Void - Adrian TchaikovskyHouse of Leaves - Mark Z. DanielewskiConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
2/27/202458 minutes, 59 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendation and Talk with J, Hannah, and special guest Grace Filer

Looking for great books? We've got you covered! Our guest is Bookstagrammer Grace Filer who runs the "If Books Could Thrill" book club in OKC. Connect with Grace: Instagram | If Books Could Thrill IGConnect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramRecommendations in this episode:GraceI Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death - Maggie O’Farrell The Swimmers - Julie OtsukaMonstrilio - Gerardo Sámano Córdova  The Midnight Club - Christopher PikeHannahA Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. MaasNestlings - Nat CassidyThe September House - Carissa OrlandoHoles - Louis SacharJDay of the Triffids - John WyndhamStarter Villain - John ScalziChain Gang All-Stars - Nana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahRingworld - Larry NivenConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
1/23/202454 minutes, 41 seconds
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Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry, Volume 7

It's Volume 7 of Behind the Rain! I've got 11 poems from 9 Oklahoma poets cued up and ready for you to enjoy. Be sure to connect with the poets across their social media (linked below) to let them know how much you appreciate their work. Here's the lineup for this edition of the anthology:Pretty Wordy - Rachel WatersInstagram: @rachelwaters.coWebsite: https://rachelwaters.co/poet/Let It Burn - Brand RackleyInstagram: @brandrackley Tornado Alley - Holly JahangiriFacebook: @author.hollyjahangiriWebsite: https://jahangiri.us/2020Yoked - MAC WoodsInstagram: @mac_since1985To Nowhere and Blue Balloon - Ruth KeyCherry Creek - Andrew GilmanInstagram: @andrewmorrisgilmanReturn to the Sea - Abagail PappasInstagram: @actually_belleMy Power - Sydney AerinInstagram: @sydneysometimesWhat He'd Done - David JenningsFacebook: @DJennPhotosWebsite: davidjenningsartinphotographyandpoetry.comNew Year's Musings - Rachel WatersInstagram: @rachelwaters.coWebsite: https://rachelwaters.co/poet/If you'd like to submit a poem for consideration for Volume Eight of Behind the Rain (releasing April 15, 2024), visit okiebookcast.com/behindtherain for details. Submission deadline is March 15!Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
1/15/202425 minutes, 15 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J and Hannah

It's the December 2023 edition of Your Next Great Read! This is a special one as Hannah and I are actually recording in the same room for the first time. We don't have a guest for this episode, but we do talk about our favorite three books of 2023 in addition to our usual conversation. Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramRecommendations:HannahA Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. MaasIron Flame - Rebecca YarrosOne Day in December - Josie SilverLove and Other Words - Christina LaurenHannah's 2023 Top 3:Black Sheep - Rachel HarrisonLocal Woman Missing - Mary KubicaFourth Wing - Rebecca YarrosJWorth Dying For - Lee ChildHorrorstor - Grady HendrixThe Lost Cause - Cory DoctorowDogs of War - Adrian TchaikovskyJ's 2023 Top 3:Piranesi - Susanna ClarkeShutter - Ramona EmersonThe Long and Faraway Gone - Lou BerneyConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
12/26/202345 minutes, 30 seconds
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Storytelling Beyond Genre w/ Shark Heart author, Emily Habeck

Welcome to Chapter 54!My guest is debut novelist, Emily Habeck, author of Shark Heart: A Love Story. Emily has a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts as well as master’s degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Since it's release in August, Shark Heart has been named a USA Today Bestseller, a Book of the Month selection, a New York Times book review editor’s choice, and was the #1 Indie Next pick for August 2023. She is from Ardmore, Oklahoma and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Connect with Emily: website | Instagram | TwitterPurchase Shark Heart: A Love Story from Bookshop.orgBooks mentioned on the show:You Could Make This Place Beautiful - Maggie SmithSmile - Sarah RuhlBluets - Maggie NelsonFellowship Point - Alice Elliot DarkConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
12/5/202347 minutes, 34 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J, Hannah, and Lydia Filiou

Welcome to Your Next Great Read! We're taking an international spin this month with our special guest, Lydia Filiou, who oversees the Translated Fiction Book Club in Oklahoma City. Translated Fiction meets once a month at a local bookshop in town to discuss a work translated into English. You can find out more about the club, including upcoming books for discussion on their Instagram: @translatedokc.Lydia FiliouBattle Royale - Koushun TakamiOranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette WintersonThe Hunger Games - Suzanne CollinsNotes of a Crocodile - Qiu Miaojin HannahThe Only One Left - Riley SagerEveryone Here is Lying - Shari LapenaFriends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir - Matthew PerryThe Vegetarian - Han KangJThe Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder - David GrannThe Balloon Hunter - Hugh Howey and Elinor TaylorRed Sneaker Writers series - William BernhardtThe Remembrance of Earth’s Past Trilogy - Liu CixinOther books mentionedElena Knows - Claudia PinieroDeath and the Penguin - Andrey KurkovDrive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga TokarczukSilo series - Hugh HoweySand series - Hugh HoweyA Stranger in the House - Shari LapenaThe Couple Next Door - Shari LapenaHurricane Season - Fernanda MelchorSeasons of Migration to the North - Tayeb SalihConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
11/28/202356 minutes, 47 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendation and Talk with J, Hannah, and author S.A. Barnes (Stacey Kade)

It's a deluxe edition of Your Next Great Read!Our guest is S.A.Barnes (Stacey Kade), author of Dead Silence - one of J and Hannah's favorite reads of the last couple of years. In addition to our dozen recommendations, we talk about including the COVID-19 pandemic in fiction and the progression of fan fiction authors in publishing. We also talk about another dozen or so books in the process of our recommendations. Best of luck to your TBR pile!Connect with SA (Stacey): website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookConnect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramRecommendations:StaceyThe Death of Us - Lori Rader-DayWhalefall - Daniel KrausBlack Sheep - Rachel HarrisonTangled Planet - Kate BlairFamous Last Words - Katie AlenderHannahThe Minds of Billy Milligan - Daniel KeyesHolly - Steven KingThe Love Hypothesis - Ali HazelwoodPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick RiordanJFractal Noise - Christopher PaoliniDark Ride - Lou BerneyThe Android’s Dream - John ScalziThe Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - C.S. LewisAll of the extra booksDead Silence - S.A. BarnesGhost Station - S.A. BarnesThe Black Hour - Lori RaderDayTo Sleep in a Sea of Stars - Christopher PaoliniParadise-1 - David WellingtonFlowers for Algernon - David KeyesThe Long and Faraway Gone - Lou BerneyRedshirts - John ScalziMr. Mercedes - Steven KingThe Return - Rachel HarrisonChildren of Time - Adrian TchaikovskyThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins ReidConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
10/31/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry, Volume 6

It's Volume 6 of Behind the Rain! I've got 13 poems from 11 Oklahoma poets cued up and ready for you to enjoy. Be sure to connect with the poets across their social media (linked below) to let them know how much you appreciate their work. Here's the lineup for this edition of the anthology:Citizen Eagle - Seth CopelandBlueSky: @brushwithseth.bsky.socialWebsite: https://neutralspaces.co/seth_t_copeland/Dragonfly - Stevie Guymon-ClemensInstagram: @royal_scumbag_I Grew Some More Today - Sydney AerinInstagram: @sydneysometimesThe Weather and Pruning - Britta Newton-TarronInstagram: @brittanewtontarronChoreography - Brand RackleyInstagram: @brandrackley Crisis of Faith - Rebecca LemkeInstagram: @newcrunchymomWebsite: rebeccalemke.comGrandmother Trueshot - Jackie KraftFacebook: @jackie.kraft.58Don't Love Me for Who I Was in the 90s - Durell CarterInstagram: @durellrcTwitter: @DurellCarter90My Fall - David JenningsFacebook: @DJennPhotosWebsite: davidjenningsartinphotographyandpoetry.comThe Sky For Me and Magical - Ruth KeyIf you'd like to submit a poem for consideration for Volume Seven of Behind the Rain (releasing January 15, 2024), visit okiebookcast.com/behindtherain for details. Submission deadline is December 15!Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
10/12/202319 minutes, 23 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendation and Talk with J, Hannah, and Special Guest Melissa Coast

Welcome to the September edition of Your Next Great Read from the Okie Bookcast!Our guest, Bookstagrammer Mellisa Coast, is back for a second round of recommendations and reviews. Connect with Melissa: Instagram | LinktreeConnect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramMelissaThe Spaceship Next Door - Gene DoucetteDemon Copperhead - Barbara KingsolverThe Bodyguard - Katherine CenterThe Name of the Wind - Patrick RothfussHannahThe Night Parade - Ronald MalfiLove and Other Words - Christina LaurenGhost Summer: Stories - Tananarive DueThe Shining - Stephen KingJFinal Girls - Riley SagerAmerican Ending - Mary Kay ZuravleffThe Long and Faraway Gone - Lou BerneyLife of Pi - Yann MartelConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
9/26/202357 minutes, 54 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with Hannah Herron and J Hall

It's the birthday episode of Your Next Great Read!Hannah and I talk about books we've discovered through the show and have our usual conversations about what we're reading and why you might love it.We also have a speed round segment of favorite books our listeners read in high school. Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramHannahBoom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding... Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis - Sam AndersonUncle Paul - Celia FremlenIn My Dreams I Hold a Knife - Ashley WinsteadYou Shouldn’t Have Come Here - Jeneva RoseThe Great Gatsby - F. Scott FitzgeraldJThe Long Walk - Stephen KingAll the Sinners Bleed - S.A. CosbyRemarkably Bright Creatures - Shelby Van PeltThe Ferryman - Justin CroninLes Miserables - Victor HugoConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
8/29/202355 minutes, 50 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J and special guests Kami Weems and Chad Lehrmann

We've got a special episode of YNGR! Hannah is traveling so I've got a special guest co-host joining me, my friend and sister-in-law, Kami Weems. Kami and I are joined by author and podcaster, Chad Lehrmann. Chad has written a variety of horror and paranormal novels as well as nonfiction work about education and history. Connect with Chad: Instagram | TikTok | Author PageChadChasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer by Sheriff David ReichertIn the Garden of Beasts by Erik LarsonThe Eradic By S. GoodyShattering the Perfect Teacher Myth by Aaron HoganKamiAnxious People by Fredrik BackmanThe Pilot’s Daughter by Audrey J. ColeThe Simple Wild by K.A. TuckerThe Outsiders by S.E. HintonJDrowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421 by T.J. NewmanThe Bomber Mafia by Malcom GladwellKindred by Octavia ButlerThe Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. CareyConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
7/25/202350 minutes, 25 seconds
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Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry, Volume 5

Welcome to the first anniversary volume of Behind the Rain! We've been at this for a year and have had the joy of presenting 56 poems from 31 Oklahoma poets. Here's the lineup for this edition of the anthology:Dream Walking - Rebecca LemkeInstagram: @newcrunchymomWebsite: rebeccalemke.comBull Headed - Brand RackleyInstagram: @brandrackley Spider - Jackie KraftFacebook: @jackie.kraft.58Where--In That Dark Deep--Are You? - David JenningsFacebook: @DJennPhotosWebsite: davidjenningsartinphotographyandpoetry.comEvent Horizon - HenbitInstagram: @henbits.daffodilsDelivery - Carson BaumannInstagram: @carsonsarahhWebsite: kindacraftyokc.comRed From Roses - Thomas JuarezTwitter: @thomasj66714281Sweat Dreems - Sydney AerinInstagram: @sydneysometimesOklahoma City Is: - Lucas DunnWebsite: There Is Nothing You Can PossessThe National Geographic Article Claims the Spiders Have Dreams - Gary ReddinInstagram: @reddinwritesShoveling Out - Seth CopelandTwitter: @SethTCopelandWebsite: https://neutralspaces.co/seth_t_copeland/If you'd like to submit a poem for consideration for Volume Six of Behind the Rain (releasing October 13, 2023), visit okiebookcast.com/behindtherain for details. Submission deadline is September 15!Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
7/13/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J, Hannah, and special guest Rebecca Inch-Partridge

This month, Hannah and I are joined by author and editor Rebecca Inch-Partridge. Rebecca is an author, an editor, and an avid science fiction fan who grew up imagining a more inclusive world for women writers. Today, she is shaping that reality with the publication of her first YA science fantasy novel, Escaping the Dashia, from Black Rose Writing.Connect with Rebecca: website | Facebook | InstagramConnect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramRebeccaWar Mage, Book 2 of the Spellmonger series by Terry MancourThe Case for Mars - Robert ZubrinTrainee - Margaret McGaffey Fisk Terrier: The Legend of Beka Cooper #1 - Tamora PierceHannahThe Boy From the Woods - Harlen CobenFourth Wing - Rebecca YarrosThe Husband’s Secret - Liane MoriartyHalf Resurrection Blues - Daniel Jose OlderJ61 Hours - Lee ChildAll the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy Check out Aaron Gwyn's obituary of McCarthyA Boy and His Dog at the End of the World - C.A. FletcherMort - Terry Pratchett Discworld novels by themes or charactersConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
6/27/202353 minutes, 34 seconds
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Navigating the Journey of Indie Authorship - Amy Prokopis and Tyler Lenz

It's Chapter 42! For our conversation today, we're taking a look at indie authorship with a couple of fantastic young independent authors - Tyler Lenz and Amy Prokopis. Tyler Lenz was born in Enid, OK, and attended college at Oklahoma State University. He lives in Moore, OK with his wife, Roxanne, and two children where he currently works as the communications manager for a trucking company. Tyler has always enjoyed writing but only recently started taking it seriously after releasing his first book, "The Seam: Book One of Texas Accelerated." Connect with Tyler: TikTok | Facebook | InstagramAmy Prokopis is a friend of the podcast. She provided a review way back in episode 17 and was also featured in our Where Are They Now episode from January. Amy writes young adult fiction - everything from science fiction to fantasy to contemporary romance. Amy’s latest book is the second in her Guardians of the Sixth Gate trilogy. It’s called Shade of the Shadowlands and released just a few days ago!Connect with Amy: website | Instagram | TikTok Our review is from debut author Christina Rost. Christina’s contemporary romance novel, called The Decision,  just released from Scrivenings Press. Connect with Christina: website | FacebookChristina is reviewing a book called UnDistracted: Capture Your Purpose Rediscover Your Joy by one of my favorite authors and speakers - Bob Goff.Mentioned on the Show:The Seam - Tyler LenzThe Arena - Amy ProkopisGuardians of the Sixth Gate - Amy ProkopisShade of the Shadowlands - Amy ProkopisAdrian's Undead Diary - Chris PhilbrookBobiverse Series - Dennis E. TaylorThe Serpent and the Wings of Night - Carissa BroadbentHarry Potter Series - J.K. RowlingHatchet - Gary PaulsonThe Decision - Christian RostUndistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy - Bob GoffConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
6/6/202354 minutes, 1 second
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Your Next Great Read - J and Hannah look ahead to summer reads

We're back! No guest for this month's YNGR, so Hannah and I are taking a look at some books we're excited to read this summer. HannahThe Roanoke Girls - Amy EngelConfessions - Kanae Minato, Stephen SnyderPerks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen ChobskyFourth Wing - Rebecca YarrosThe Husband’s Secret - Liane MoriartyYou Shouldn’t Have Come Here - Jeneva RoseJA Boy and His Dog at the End of the World - C.A. FletcherDogs of War - Adrian TchakovskyTell Me an Ending - Jo HarkinWayward - Chuck WendigThe Ferryman - Justin CroninChildren of Memory - Adrian TchaikovskyConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
5/30/202342 minutes, 16 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J, Hannah, and special guest, Aubrey Stanley from the Bookish BFFs

J and Hannah are joined by Aubrey Stanley, a Bookstagrammer who is part of The Bookish BFFs. Connect with Aubrey: BookishBFFs Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | Instagram Bookcast conversation with Hannah about The Ashford House.AubreyThe Man Who Died Twice - Richard OsmanThe Thursday Murder Club - Richard OsmanNever Lie - Freda McFaddenDon’t You Cry - Mary KubicaHannahWhen All the Girls Have Gone - Jayne Ann KrentzFrankenstein - Mary ShelleyThe Echo Wife - Sarah GaileyMurder On the Orient Express - Agatha ChristieJ The Ashford House - Hannah Joy HerronSand - Hugh HoweyThe Nickel Boys - Colson WhiteheadWatchmen - Alan Moore and Dave GibbonsConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
4/25/202350 minutes, 16 seconds
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Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry, Volume 4

Welcome to Volume Four of Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry.I'm excited to share with you the work of these 11 Oklahoma poets. Open Mic Night - Kara LisaSoft As Cotton - Brand RackleyInstagram: @brandrackley The Honesty of Grief - Alannah BenaeInstagram: @alannah_benaeSome Days - Sally HochInstagram: @sallyhochwriterCabin - David JenningsWebsite: davidjenningsartinphotographyandpoetry.comChrono - MAC WoodsInstagram: @mac_since1985Forever - Shy NortonInstagram: @shylascribblesartHeart of the House - Breanne LynnettInstagram: @breannelynnettCartridge - Thomas JuarezWebsite: thomasjuarez.comTwitter: @thomasj66714281Wildflowers at Dusk - Ken HadaTwitter: @KhadakhadaKenWebsite: kenhada.orgStillwater and Muffled Underwater Thoughts - Ruth KeyWebsite: thesouljar.blogspot.comIf you'd like to submit a poem for consideration for Volume Five of Behind the Rain (releasing July 14, 2023), visit okiebookcast.com/behindtherain for details.Connect with the Bookcast @okiebookcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more Oklahoma voices. Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
4/14/202323 minutes, 37 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J, Hannah, and special guest Melissa Coast

Hannah and J are joined by OKC Bookstagrammer, Melissa Coast (AKA stickynote_bookrecs on Instagram). The conversation ranges from haunted houses to classic sci-fi to some surprise romance entries. As always, something for everyone. We also have a special announcement from Hannah about her new book - The Ashford House - coming April 18!Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramBooks discussed on the show:MelissaI, Robot - Isaac AsimovThe Vanishing Half - Brit BennettWhat Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel - Sean FitzgibbonGregor the Overlander - Suzanne CollinsHannahCrazy Rich Asians - Kevin KwanHome Before Dark - Riley SagerAnatomy: A Love Story - Dana SchwartzAnd Then There Were None - Agatha ChristieJI Am All Crying Inside: and Other Stories - Clifford D. SimakHow to Sell a Haunted House - Grady HendrixHyperion - Dan SimmonsPatriot Games - Tom ClancyConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
3/28/202354 minutes, 54 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J, Hannah, and Special Guest, Mel Odom

Our guest for this month's YNGR is Mel Odom. Mel is the author of over 200 novels and is a professor in the Professional Writing department at the University of Oklahoma. He's also a Bookcast alum, appearing on Chapter 4 of the show way back in 2021.Listen to chapter 4 of the Bookcast. Be sure to stay through the end of the conversation for a big announcement!Connect with Mel: website | FacebookConnect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramBooks Discussed on the Show:MelThe Girl From Everywhere - Heidi HeiligSleep No More - Jane Ann KrentzThe Never Game - Jeffery DeaverThe Gray Man - Mark GreaneyHannahDead Silence - S.A. BarnesBook Lovers - Emily HenryLocal Woman Missing - Mary KubicaShutter Island - Dennis LaHaneJThe Book of Accidents - Chuck WendigThe Handmaid's Tale - Margaret AtwoodShutter - Ramona EmersonThe Children of Men - P. D. JamesConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
2/28/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J, Hannah, and special guest Jamie Hyde

Welcome to the January edition of Your Next Great Read! Hannah and I are joined by Oklahoma author Jamie (J. L.) Hyde to talk about the books we're loving and why you might love them too! Plenty of thrillers and true-crime this month, with other great books thrown in as well. Connect with Jamie: Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTokPurchase Jamie's books: jlhyde.com/booksConnect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramBooks discussed on the show:JamieThe Turn of the Key - Ruth WareLessons in Chemistry - Bonnie GarmusAll Good People Here - Ashley FlowersMurder In Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley? - Mark FuhrmanHannahThe Pale Blue Eye - Louis BayardFairy Tale - Stephen KingMurder at Archly Manor - Sarah RosettThe Stranger Beside Me - Ann RuleJSurrender: 40 Songs, One Story - BonoAll Systems Red - Martha WellsGone Tomorrow - Lee ChildIn Cold Blood - Truman CapoteConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
1/24/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry, Volume 3

Welcome to Volume Three of Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry. I'm excited to share with you the work of these 11 Oklahoma poets. Darkness Comes to Me - Ken HadaTwitter: @KhadakhadaKenWebsite: kenhada.orgOld Car - David JenningsWebsite: davidjenningsartinphotographyandpoetry.comEstelle and Rain in the Forecast - Ruth KeyWebsite: thesouljar.blogspot.comA Circle Seen from all Sides - Caleb JordanTwitter: @gkmonthlySelections from A Wichita Mountains Ontology - Seth CopelandTwitter: @SethTCopelandWebsite: https://neutralspaces.co/seth_t_copeland/Preservation - Brand RackleyInstagram: @brandrackley to do list - Nicholas AllenTwitter: @nallenwritesWebsite: nallenwrites.comNo, Thank You - Shayla RaquelInstagram: @shaylaleeraquelWebsite: shaylaraquel.comThe Ghosts Still Live Here - Durell CarterInstagram: @DurellrcCicadas and Sycamores - Thomas JuarezTwitter: @thomasj66714281Remembering Oklahoma - Linda Neal ReisingTwitter: @nealreisingIf you'd like to submit a poem for consideration for Volume Four of Behind the Rain (releasing April 15, 2023), visit okiebookcast.com/behindtherain for details.Connect with the Bookcast @okiebookcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more Oklahoma voices. Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
1/13/202326 minutes, 43 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J Hall and Hannah Herron

It's the year-end edition of Your Next Great Read. No guest this month so Hannah and I took a few minutes to talk about our favorite and least favorite reads from this year as well as our regular conversation about what we're reading and why you might enjoy it too. Remember - you can purchase all the books mentioned on the show through the links below or by visiting the Next Great Read store on Bookshop.org.Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramHannahBest of the Year:  Project Hail Mary - Andy WeirLeave No Trace - Mindy MejiaThe Power - Naomi AldermanVerity - Coleen HooverInto the Water - Paula HawkinsJBest of the Year: Dead Silence - S.A. BarnesBlowback - James Patterson and Brendan DuBoisThe Invention of Sound - Chuck PalahniukWe Could Be Heroes - Mike ChenTime and Again - Clifford D. SimakOther books mentionedThe Martian - Andy WeirResurrection Day - Brendan DuBoisEverything You Want Me to Be - Mindy MejiaFight Club - Chuck PalahniukThe Girl on the Train - Paula HawkinsCity - Clifford D. SimakWay Station - Clifford D. SimakConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
12/27/202237 minutes, 37 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendation and Talk with J, Hannah, and special guest Susan Hall

It's a family affair on Your Next Great Read! Co-hosts J Hall and Hannah Joy Herron are joined by special guest, Susan Hall (J's Mom and Hannah's Grammie). We're talking about what we're reading, why we love it, and why you might love it, too.We've got something for everyone in this conversation - children's books, comics, thrillers, historical fiction, and more. Remember - you can purchase all the books mentioned on the show through the links below or by visiting the Next Great Read store on Bookshop.org.Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramSusanHer Hidden Genius - Marie BenedictThe Boys from Biloxi - John GrishamHorse - Geraldine BrooksGiraffes Can’t Dance - Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-ReesHannahThe Missing - C L TaylorWhat Alice Forgot - Laine MoriartyDark Places - Gillian FlynnHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - J. K. RowlingJHeat 2 - Michael Mann and Meg GardinerPrize for the Fire - Rilla AskewGlamorella’s Daughter - Bennett and MartinEncyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective - Donald J. SobolConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
11/29/202250 minutes, 46 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with J, Hannah, and special guest Devin Green

Find your next favorite book with co-hosts J Hall and Hannah Joy Herron and special guest, Devin Green. We're talking about what we're reading, why we love it, and why you might love it, too. We've got something for everyone in this conversation - sharks to pop stars to space opera to happiness to the end of the world. Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramThis month's books:DevinThere Are No Ordinary People - Jeff LucasJaws - Peter BenchleyI'm Glad My Mom Died - Jennette McCurdyBack to Amy - Charles MoriartyHannahPet Sematary - Stephen KingFool Me Once - Harlen CobenSee What I Have Done - Sarah SchmidtThe Happiness Advantage - Shawn AchorJ Wanderers - Chuck WendigShards of Earth - Adrian TchaikovskyA Prayer for the Crown-Shy - Becky ChambersBoom Town - Sam AndersonConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
10/25/202248 minutes, 40 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations with J, Hannah, and our guest Scott McMurry

Find your next favorite book with co-hosts J Hall and Hannah Joy Herron and special guest, Scott McMurry. We're talking about what we're reading, why we love it, and why you might love it, too.  This episode we range from month-old titles to a book from 1895. There's something for every reader. Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramThis month's books:ScottLeadership - Henry KissingerBrothers of Earth - by C.J. CherryhWyrms - Orson Scott CardAmbergris: City of Saints and Madmen; Shriek: An Afterword; Finch - Jeff Vandermeer The Yellow Sign and Other Stories - Robert W. ChambersHannahSlow Fire Burning - Paula HawkinsFor the Wolf - Hannah WhittenThe Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth WareThe Haunting of Hill House - Shirley JacksonJThe Island - Adrian McKintyCalling for a Blanket Dance - Oscar HokeahHidden Pictures - Jason RekulakThe Strain - Guillermo del Toro and Chuck HoganMusic by JuliusHConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
9/27/202250 minutes, 37 seconds
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Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry, Volume 2

Welcome to Volume Two of Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry. I'm excited to share with you the work of these 11 Oklahoma poets. Hollis and Poteau - Seth CopelandTwitter: @SethTCopelandWebsite: https://neutralspaces.co/seth_t_copeland/A Whitman Kind of Worship - Kara BullenHeart Memory - Breanne LynnettInstagram: @breannelynnettSuper Man - MAC WoodsInstagram: @mac_since1985No Questions Allowed - Abhi SukhdialBook: Three Days till EOCThe Change that Exists in Numbers - Durell CarterInstagram: @DurellrcRedbuds - Kristen GraceInstagram: @_kristen_graceWebsite: www.kristengracewrites.weebly.comFacades - Brand RackleyInstagram: @brandrackley My Father's Son - Thomas JuarezTwitter: @thomasj66714281Run Without the Cane - Amy M. LeTwitter: @amy_m_le  Website: amy-m-le.comAnother Poem in October - Ken HadaTwitter: @KhadakhadaKenWebsite: kenhada.orgIf you'd like to submit a poem for consideration for Volume Three of Behind the Rain (releasing January 15, 2023), visit okiebookcast.com/behindtherain for details.Connect with the Bookcast @okiebookcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more Oklahoma voices. Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
9/15/202225 minutes, 26 seconds
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WriterCon 2022 - Authors Introduce You to their Books

I got to hang out at WriterCon in OKC for a couple of days where I spent time talking with authors about their work. This episode is a compilation of those conversations with each author giving a 60-second talk about one of their books. In this episode, you'll hear from 22 authors from all over the country. Everything from children's books to mysteries to thrillers about Bigfoot. You're sure to find a book or two to love. You can connect with all of these authors and their work in the notes below or at okiebookcast.com/writercon22.Featured authors and books:Kat Lewis - Rogue DefenderKristy Werner - ResurrectionJenny Simard LaBranche - Kingdoms of Shadow and FlameAdele Holmes - Winter's ReckoningMark Jones - Shadowed SoulsKathleen Park - The Code TalkersWalda Collins - A Warrior’s Sword: 10 Strategies to Build Hope and Stand Strong in the Midst are of a BattleMarlys Gallagher - When Elephants RoarCary Herwig - The Ghost's DaughterSuper Author Granny - You Can Be A Super Author Too!Cheri Decker - Heaven HillBarbara Mehnert - Max Sterling Privately InvestigatingShel Harrington - Over 50, Even More DefinedBryan Farney - Four Ways DeadCherie Waggie - No More HeroesCynthia Jenkins - BUDMelonie B. Hylan - Ashes, Ashes...Christy Johnson - Love Junkies: 7 Steps for Breaking the Toxic Relationship Cycle Shelley White - Penny Gothic Betsey Kulakowski - The Veritas CodexKimberly Atkins - Empowering Women to Walk in God's GlorySheila Gunlock - Groovy Granny and the Character BeesConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
9/13/202220 minutes, 42 seconds
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Your Next Great Read - Book Recommendations and Talk with Hannah Herron

Since the Bookcast is dedicated to helping curious readers like you find your next great read, we're trying something new to introduce readers to even more books.Your Next Great Read is a conversation between co-hosts J Hall and Hannah Herron about the books they are reading and ones they love. Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | InstagramThis Month's Books:HannahIntensity - Dean KoontzProject Hail Mary - Andy WeirA Head Full of Ghosts - Paul TremblayThe Long Walk - Stephen KingJDead Astronauts - Jeff VandermeerWhere the Crawdads Sing - Delia OwensTomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow - Gabrielle ZevinReady Player One - Ernst KlineThe Road - Cormac McCarthyConnect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
8/31/202231 minutes, 18 seconds
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Behind the Rain Poetry Anthology, Volume One

Welcome to Volume One of Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry. I'm excited to share with you the work of these 10 Oklahoma poets. Cotton Candy Skies - Hallie McGrathInstagram: @jackrabbit_spiritualCoyote Communion - Brand RackleyInstagram: @brandrackley Worse than My Bite - Rob SturmaTwitter: @ratpackslim  Website: freezeraypoetry.comThe City Dump - Benjamin MyersTwitter: @BenMyersPoet Website: benjaminmyerspoetry.comSpare Change - MAC WoodsInstagram: @mac_since1985In Oklahoma, You Don't Need to be Strangers to Talk about the Weather - Nathan SteinmanTwitter: @barsvontrierA Heart Warrior's Creed - Amy M. LeTwitter: @amy_m_le  Website: amy-m-le.comVisitation Hours - Rebecca LemkeInstagram: @newcrunchymomWebsite: rebeccalemke.comAll the Things I Should've Told You - Shayla RaquelInstagram: @shaylaleeraquelWebsite: shaylaraquel.com(No) Mercy From Ghosts - Gary ReddinTwitter: @andrewreddinWebsite: GaryReddin.com If you'd like to submit a poem for consideration for Volume Two of Behind the Rain (releasing September 15, 2022), visit okiebookcast.com/behindtherain for details. Connect with the Bookcast @okiebookcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more Oklahoma voices. Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
6/15/202224 minutes, 26 seconds
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Okie Bookcast Prologue

In this trailer for the Okie Bookcast, host J Hall talks about the show and what you can expect from each episode.The Okie Bookcast releases new interviews on the first and third Tuesday of each month and Your Next Great Read, a conversation with J, Hannah Herron, and a special guest, releases on the fourth Tuesday. Subscribe to the Bookcast to get these and other special episodes when they release. Music by JuliusH  Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookShop the Bookcast on Bookshop.orgMusic by JuliusH
9/13/20211 minute, 51 seconds