OCU Authors Offer Inscribed Gift Ideas

OKLAHOMA CITY – Some of Oklahoma City University’s published faculty and staff members will be gathered in the Follett’s OCU Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 9 to sell and sign books.

“A personally inscribed and signed book makes a great gift,” said James Williams, bookstore manager. “We have some really good authors working at OCU and this is a chance to show them off and offer a unique gift-buying opportunity to our customers.”

Authors attending include Robin Meyers, Beverly Hale and Steve Wedel. Books by other faculty and staff authors, such as Jo McGuffin, will be available; those authors will attend the signing as their schedules permit.

Meyers is a professor of rhetoric and minister of Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ. He will be signing copies of his books “The Virtue in the Vice: Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins” and “Morning Sun on a White Piano: Simple Pleasures and the Sacramental Life.” Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu is among those who have praised Meyers’ latest work, saying it is, “… a frequently witty and thoughtful, persuasively argued exploration of the relationship between virtue and vice.”

Hale, an education staff member, will sell copies of her books, “The Essence of Stone,” ”The Happiness Box,” and ”Texistani: Indo-Pak Cooking from a Texas Kitchen.” Reviewers have called Hale’s cookbook a “treasure trove of marvelous recipes” and renowned fantasist C.J. Cherryh said Hale’s “The Essense of Stone” is “A delightful fantasy.”

Wedel is the university’s news services director. He will sell copies of his werewolf novel “Shara” and a werewolf novella based on a true Oklahoma story, “Murdered by Human Wolves.” Concerning “Shara,” City Slab magazine said, “There is incredible depth to this book … there is romance, mystery, action, and even slice-of-life contemporary fiction. Wedel flows between them all with deft ease.”

McGuffin, a nursing instructor, is the author of “The Nurse’s Guide to Successful Management.” In nine chapters, McGuffin addresses specific topics vital to the nurse management role: leadership, human resources, management, quality and productivity, networking, marketing, politics, managed care, and competency-based education.

The OCU bookstore is located on the lower level of the C.Q. Smith Student Faculty Center in the central part of the campus at 2501 N. Blackwelder. For this special event, books will be sold at a 20 percent discount and the public is invited to come to campus to shop.


If you’re in the area, come on by.

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