Archive for the ‘Book Signings’ Category

Oklahoma Ink Sponsors Jana Hausburg at Tulsa Press Club Fund-Raiser

November 3, 2009

Jana Hausburg will be among twenty Oklahoma authors invited to attend Oklahoma, Ink’s benefit for the Tulsa Press Club on Thursday evening, November 19.  She will be there to sign copies of her Oklahoma Book Award finalist It Wasn’t Much Ten True Tales of Oklahoma Heroes from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the historic Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main, in Tulsa.

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Oklahoma, Ink invites Hausburg

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Sooner Cinema Book Signing at Hastings-Bartlesville!

June 28, 2009

Larry A. Van Meter will be signing copies of Sooner Cinema at 1:00 p.m. at Hastings in Bartlesville on Saturday, July 11th.

Got Ghosts (and “Got Milk): Greg Rodgers Book Signing and Storytelling at Full Circle Books on October 16th

September 11, 2008

Greg Rodgers will be storying and signing his book The Ghost of Mingo Creek during the Got Milk Reading Campaign at Full Circle Bookstore on Thursday, October 16th from 12:30pm – 2:30pm.  The Halloween season isn’t just for candy anymore…Got Milk?

Forty-Sixth Star Press Authors to Join Molly Levite Griffis and “the Crazy Ladies” in Norman on Nov. 14th!

September 11, 2008

Greg Rodgers and Jana Hausburg join other Oklahoma authors, including Molly Griffis, at the Crazy Ladies Bookshop on Friday evening, November 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Crazy Ladies are located at 1221 W. Lindsey Street in Norman.   For more information, contact Meleah Montgomery at 405-364-2665.

Borders Educator’s Week in OKC: Saturday, Oct 4 at 1:00 p.m.

September 11, 2008

Jana Hausburg will be signing her book It Wasn’t Much at N. W. Oklahoma’s City BORDERS Books and Music on N.W. Expressway and Independence during their celebration of “EDUCATOR’S WEEK”!  The signing is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 4.  Questions about the event can be forwarded to Jackie Bailey, events coordinator at jbailey7@bordersstores.com

Hausburg and Rodgers at Southern Nazarene University Homecoming Book Signing Event!

August 17, 2008

Jana Hausburg and Greg Rodgers will join other SNU alum at the first annual “Author Signing Event” on Saturday, November 8th, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Gallery of the R.T. Williams Learning Resources Center at the heart of Southern Nazarene University.  Jana will make available and sign her first non-fiction book, It Wasn’t Much: True Tales of Ten Oklahoma Heroes, and Greg will do the same with his first book of spooky stories, The Ghost of Mingo Creek and Other Spooky Oklahoma Legends. Questions about the event can be forwarded to SNU library director, Dr. Arlita Harris, at aharris@snu.edu.

Bartlesville Public Library author event

August 10, 2008

The promise of rain greeted me on Thursday as I loaded up supplies and my 10-year-old son for the drive to Bartlesville. I had been invited to do a Meet The Author program by assistant director Beth DeGeer. The clouds kept us from getting too hot, and we made it through Tulsa without getting lost. Soon, we saw the Price Tower in the distance and found Bartlesville Public Library. We were early, so we ate at One Tiny Deli (it was tiny) and then peeked into the famous skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Taking the elevator to the 15th floor, we got a great view of the city.

Then, it was back to the library to unload our things, set up our table, and hope for a large crowd. Attendance was sparse, but the ladies who did attend were really enthusiastic and we spent 45 minutes talking about the writing process and the 10 people in It Wasn’t Much.

Ruth Brown, of course, was our main topic of discussion, but there was much interest in all of the biographies. I appreciated everyone for coming and for purchasing multiple copies of the book!

What I learned:

  • When purchasing an easel, assemble as early as possible, instead of the night before and finding that two key pieces are missing, therefore rendering it inoperable.
  • Have a price sheet made up so if someone buys 4 copies of the book, I won’t have to do math in my head.
  • Make sure the digital camera is charged before attempting to take a picture next to the bust of my hero, Ruth Brown, and running out of batteries.

One of the women who came to hear me speak was a docent at the Price Tower and she offered to give us a short tour before we had to leave for Oklahoma City. It was wonderful! And very unexpected. I’d like to go back again and take the rest of my family.

I’ve been Expo-tized!

July 28, 2008

With my publicist in tow and carrying an armload full of supplies, I attended the Hispanic Expo down at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds. We had been invited to share a booth with Phil Tolbert, manager of the Capitol Hill Library. At 10:30, things were already hopping and parking was getting tight. Inside the enormous Travel and Transportation building, festivities were in full swing.

I noticed right away that the acoustics were not suited for reading out loud. A children’s librarian tried vainly to gather some little kids to her side for a story, but they were hypnotized by balloons, mariachi music, and giveaways: free books from the Metropolitan Library System, food samples from Buy For Less, backpacks, frisbees, clappers, pens, pencils, keychains, even assorted spices.

I knew then and there that we’d have to do something different.

We used our three hours to visit with children, pass out freebies from the library, and network with teachers who happened to drop by. I stood in line for a free tamale and a couple of delicious chicken tacos. I even picked up some spices. Who could resist?

One of these days, I’m going to read a chapter of my book. My publicist managed to get the chapter on Rufino Rodrigues translated into Spanish. Perhaps we’ll be able to afford to translate the whole thing into Spanish.

“No fue mucho.” Pretty cool, eh?

Jana Hausburg Makes a Presentation to Future Educators at UCO

July 22, 2008

On July 23rd, Jana Hausburg will do a presentation about the process of researching and writing her non-fiction book on Oklahoma Heroes for an education class at the University of Central Oklahoma. The students will be introduced to the book as well as the many teaching resources available on the 46th Star Press web site at its “Extra Credit” link. The book can be a valuable addition to curriculum for several later elementary, middle-school, and early high school disciplines; including social studies, Oklahoma history, and American history!

Hands on History: Heroes Book at Oklahoma History Center on July 19th

July 7, 2008

Jana Hausburg will be part of the Oklahoma History Center’s Hands on History event, Saturday, July 19th, signing her book It Wasn’t Much: True Tales of Ten Oklahoma Heroes. Come and be a part of Oklahoma’s history–and get to know its heroes–at 2401 N. Laird Avenue – Oklahoma City, OK 73105. For more information about the event, contact (405) 522-5248.