FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 21, 2008 – “...tales of headless ghosts seeking ill-gotten gold, fiery witches, graves guarded by rattlesnakes, and even a guest appearance by Oklahoma’s most beloved backwoods creature, Bigfoot himself.” — Tim Tingle OKLAHOMA CITY — — Looking for a spooky tale to share at your Halloween Dinner Party? Want something distinctly Oklahoma to slip into the trick-or-treat bag of your favorite little Goblin? Check out The Ghost of Mingo Creek and Other Spooky Oklahoma Legends, released last week in hardback by Forty-Sixth Star Press, Oklahoma City ($15.95). Penned by Greg Rodgers, an Oklahoma storyteller and member of the Choctaw Nation, the 104-page 5x6 book, features eight creepy tales that take place across the Oklahoma landscape. From a ghost that haunts Tulsa County’s Mingo Creek to the Kiamichi Country’s bigfoot in the southeast region of the state, the stories, though fictionalized, are based on rich Oklahoma legends. Written with the middle reader in mind, Tim Tingle, Oklahoma author and renowned Choctaw storyteller, says the book offers an enjoyable experience for readers of all ages. “For teachers, parents and librarians seeking new ways to stimulate student interest in Oklahoma history, geography, and social patterns, these stories will prove to be a valuable tool,” writes Tingle in the foreword. The book is available at www.fortysixthstarpress.com. It also retails for $15.95 at Best of Books in Edmond, Okla., and in Oklahoma City at Borders and Full Circle Bookstores. For more information, on the Forty-Sixth Star Press, contact Pam Bracken at email@example.com. To schedule an author visit, please contact Rodgers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ghoulie reports: "Para-Con - Oklahoma's Paranormal Conference date is Set! March 21st, 2009 in the Historically Haunted Elks Lodge.... It is a community event. We promote travel and tourism and we want it to continue throughout the year.
Instead of allowing the media to place our event with Halloween "fluff" we have stepped out of the box and moved it until next year. This years Oklahoma Para-Con theme is "It was a Dark and Stormy Night". We will be celebrating Ghost Stories! Yes, Ghost Stories. The importance of them, the effect they have on people and the passion that is connected with those that are involved in the field. It's all about the STORY and we will be celebrating it!
Conference time- It has also changed. Instead of the early to rise conference, Oklahoma's Para-Con will start around 4 - 5PM into the night. We will have our speakers on stage front and center. We will not do "break out sessions". All speakers will be heard. We will then follow the conference with an independent film about Ghosts!
Pricing- As always... pricing for Oklahoma's Paranormal Conference is affordable. Tickets will range from $20 to $30 for the entire event. We are aware of the economy today and we will be working to make this event affordable and fun for everyone. No strings attached. **vendor space is very limited, please contact us for details. We do not have a lot of vendors for a reason. We do not host a flea market, it's a Paranormal Conference!***
Speakers- Well, we have some great speakers in line and confirmed. We will have the video highlighting the speakers up very soon. We are waiting for confirmation from just a couple people. We have hand picked the best of the best to speak at this conference! No blatant self promotion of ghost hunting teams, just the celebration of the Ghost Story! We will have skeptics, believers and even a few familiar faces. Great live radio shows, Ghost films and more!
As always- Plenty of Food, Drinks and fun! Lodging will be offered at a discount rate. Hotel information will be posted soon. As always- Any tour proceeds will go directly into Preservation and Mainstreet programs to keep our history alive in Oklahoma.
Good news- A New Oklahoma Haunt book will be released at Para-Con! You think you know Oklahoma? Think again! New Book! Written by Tonya H of GHOULI and Tammy W. of EerieOK."
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