MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 11, 2014

Book signings


— Book signing set

for Thursday



Barbara Louise Clouse, a resident of Muskogee, will be available to sign copies of her book, “Eyes of The King,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Muskogee Public Library, 801 W. Okmulgee Ave.

The book tells te story of a young Cherokee girl who is ridiculed for her habit of drawing circles, a media release states. Then the circles become faces and a hidden artistic talent is revealed. She begins to paint a face, a vivid scene, and not until her class visits an art museum does the mystery unravel into a wonderful miracle tale.



College instructor publishes novel



Roger Huff, adjunct instructor at Bacone College and pastor of Impact Church in Wagoner, recently published a Christian fantasy novel.

The novel, “Three Trails to Ilgorn,” tells the story of the abduction of princesses Janine and Angelica from the kingdom of Ryecliff by Raphical. Their brothers, princes William II and Michael, feel responsible for the abduction and sneak away from their castle to rescue the girls. King Solon, from the neighboring kingdom of Havencrest, where Raphical had once served as right-hand man, knows the only one who can rescue the princesses is his son, Prince Zarias, and so he sends him.

“Three Trails to Ilgorn” is available at amazon.com ,  westbowpress.com and several other websites. It is available as a paperback, hardback and also as an ebook on some sites.

Huff, who has a degree in creative writing from Wichita State University, has pastored at Impact since October 2008. He is in his second year as an adjunct instructor in reading and writing at Bacone. In addition to his pastoring and teaching duties, Huff works at Marvin’s Foods, 615 N. York.

Huff originally started “Three Trails to Ilgorn” as a story about his children and for them to draw pictures for. It is Huff’s first novel. He is currently working on a sequel with the working title “Quest for the Healing Rose,” the release states.



Wright novel

to be released



Muskogee author Leif M. Wright’s true crime hardback, “Deadly Vows, The True Story of a Zealous Preacher, a Polygamous Union and a Savage Murder,” tells the story of a Wagoner High School graduate who became a world-traveling evangelist, an adviser to multinational televangelists, but who had a dark secret: he was married to three women at the same time. Then, his second wife disappeared, and everything everyone thought they knew about him fell apart, according to a media release.

The book, published by New Horizon Press, will be available Tuesday at Hastings Bookstore in Muskogee and is currently available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

Wright will host a book signing at Hastings on Wednesday.